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Rabe: Biden Administration faces conflicts in drilling decisions

Feb 2, 2023 The Wall Street Journal
The Wall Street Journal: Barry Rabe, a professor of public policy at the University of Michigan’s Ford School of Public Policy, said that the Biden administration’s mixed decision reflected the challenges it faces balancing the need to curb...
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Announcing winter 2023 Ford School events

Jan 11, 2023
 The Ford School is pleased to announce an exciting lineup for the winter 2023 Policy Talks @ the Ford School series and other special public events hosted with partners from across campus. Events are free and open to the public unless otherwise...
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El-Sayed critiques DeSantis's COVID-19 investigation

Dec 15, 2022 The New Republic
Abdul El-Sayed, The New Republic: "The evidence is clear. Vaccines have saved and continue to save lives. A new study from the Commonwealth Fund and Yale University (one of DeSantis’s two Ivy League alma maters, by the way) showed that two years...
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An assessment of Michigan's redistricting process

Dec 5, 2022
In the aftermath of the first election that used newly-drawn districts in Michigan, created by an independent citizen’s commission, the Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy and the Program in Practical Policy Engagement hosted a Policy Talk to...
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Wolfers on student loans: 'Borrow from your future self"

Nov 18, 2022 CNN
Justin Wolfers, CNN: "I tell my students, 'Go ahead and borrow.' And that might sound like counter-intuitive advice from an economist, but here's how I want you to think about it: Go ahead and borrow money from that part of your life when you're...
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Bednar analyzes Michigan Democrats' agenda

Nov 17, 2022 Bridge Michigan
Jenna Bednar, Bridge Michigan: "Our governor's a very pragmatic leader, one who's going to carve out a positive forward-looking but centrist agenda. This isn’t a time for Democrats to say, ‘Oh, it's our turn, and we're going to move (toward) some...
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Hanson says GOP may not move beyond Trump

Nov 17, 2022 Detroit Free Press
Jonathan Hanson, Detroit Free Press: "Many Republicans have indicated that it's time to move on from Donald Trump, but Trump clearly will not let that happen. Our politics will continue to be about him. Trump's announcement sets up a potentially...
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Stall in student debt relief significant for Detroiters - Hanson

Nov 13, 2022 WXYZ
Jonathan Hanson, WXYZ: “This court decision is really quite significant because it ordered the administration to halt the whole process. For now everyone who’s applied for loan forgiveness has to wait for this process to unfold. Student debt is an...
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Ostfeld analyzes views of Latino Republican voters

Nov 9, 2022 NBC News
Mara Ostfeld, NBC News: "Latino Republican voters appear more progressive than white Republican voters on key issues like abortion and climate change, according to NBC News exit polls. While they are like-minded on some issues, there are significant...
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El-Sayed discusses the effectiveness of Obama's midterm remarks

Nov 5, 2022 The New Republic
Abdul El-Sayed, The New Republic: "Obama in his remarks reminds Democrats of how to “hit back”—how to remind Americans that beyond the “inflation” talking points are real people living real lives—and that Republican plans would simply make their...
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Getting out the vote in style

Nov 3, 2022
Installations at the University of Michigan Museum of Art (UMMA) and the Duderstadt Center (the Dude) on North Campus are aimed at increasing voter turnout among U-M students. The spaces were designed by the Creative Campus Voting Project, a...
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Fair elections on the ballot - Ivacko

Oct 31, 2022 CBC
CBC: Tom Ivacko at the University of Michigan says the fair administration of elections is absolutely an election issue this fall. Yet it's unclear how many Americans care: Ivacko noted polls indicating that 70 per cent view democracy as under...
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El-Sayed comments on state of political culture

Oct 12, 2022 Detroit Metro Times
Abdul El-Sayed, Detroit Metro Times: "It all comes back to power. After all, Herschel Walker is instrumental to GOP control of the Senate. And without Senate control, Republicans can’t keep passing policies that they themselves are immune from....