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Griner guilty plea gives Russian negotiators an advantage - Levitsky

Jul 10, 2022 Arizona Republic
After WNBA star Brittney Griner's guilty plea in a Moscow court to possessing a small amount of hashish oil in Russia, the Biden administration is considering what its next steps could be to gain her release.  Ford School professor Melvyn...
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Hausman warns of the costs of transition to "everything electric"

Jul 10, 2022 Colorado Public Radio
"A rapid energy transition could leave lower-income customers with higher gas bills, raising questions about the economic fairness of shifting homes away from fossil fuels," Colorado Public Radio warns, in part citing a recent paper co-authored by...
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State inflation relief checks are not a stimulus, says Hausman

Jul 6, 2022 NPR Marketplace
A dozen states are providing tax rebates to residents who qualify. Professor Joshua Hausman told NPR Marketplace they are designed to help people deal with rising prices, not stimulate the economy. “This is not a good idea if you care about...
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Ali on latest shootings: We can do better

Jul 6, 2022
The July 4th shooting in Highland Park, Illinois, has joined a list of seemingly more frequent mass shootings in America. Commenting to WXYZ TV in Detroit, Ford School professor of practice Javed Ali commented, "Every time one of these happens, it...
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Rabe: Court ruling creates uncertainty at the EPA

Jul 2, 2022 The Brookings Institution
The Brookings Institution's The Current podcast looked at the 6-3 ruling on the case of West Virginia vs the Environmental Protection Agency, in which the Supreme Court greatly curtailed the power of the EPA to regulate carbon dioxide emissions from...
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A lost decade for federal climate policy, says Rabe

Jul 1, 2022 E&E News
This week, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the EPA overreached its authority under the Clean Air Act when it crafted the Clean Power Plan. Professor Barry Rabe said that deep political divisions have left the court to play arbiter. “The...
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Michelmore on Roe v. Wade fallout

Jul 1, 2022 University Business
Last week's reversal of Roe v. Wade will have pervasive effects on U-M's campus, said Associate Professor Katherine Michelmore to University Business. “There are going to be fewer women that are going to end up getting college degrees,” said...
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Levitsky comments on Russia-Ukraine prisoner swaps

Jun 27, 2022 USA Today
A major prisoner swap between Russia and Ukraine took place earlier this week, but the prospects for several Americans held by Russia look bleak.  Ford School professor Melvyn Levitsky was quoted in an article in USA Today before the swap....
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Gas tax break may not reduce prices - Stevenson

Jun 26, 2022 The New York Times
As the Biden administration considers a holiday on the federal gas tax, an opinion piece in The New York Times says the move may not actually lead to a price reduction at the pump. It states, "By the iron law of supply and demand, if the demand...
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Solution to reducing child poverty "no great mystery" - Cooney

Jun 26, 2022 WDET
WDET's Detroit Today notes that, "Child poverty is the highest in the U.S. compared to other developed nations. While we have programs to address poverty for our elders — social security and Medicare, chief among them — programs directed at children...
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Nothaft proscribes changes in Michigan auto insurance reform

Jun 26, 2022 Click On Detroit
In the three years since Michigan reformed its auto insurance laws, rates have remained high, and people are asking, "Did it do what was promised?" Amanda Nothaft from Poverty Solutions outlined three changes necessary for further change to Click...
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Schwarz and Hills comment on Kellogg HQ move

Jun 26, 2022
Kellogg Company announced plans to split into three separate companies focused on cereal, plant-based foods and snacks, with the snacks company moving headquarters from Battle Creek to Chicago. The other divisions will remain based in...