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Inclusive Education Reform Presents a Litmus Test for the Czech Republic

November 13, 2017Ostalinda Maya Ovalle, Štěpán Drahokoupil
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Is Judicial Independence Finally Coming to Kyrgyzstan?

November 16, 2017Shamil Ibragimov, Joshua Russell
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After the Storm: Building a Better Houston

November 3, 2017John Henneberger

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The Environmental Racism Flowing in Flint

January 27, 2016 | Kristen Clarke

A step to preventing crises like the one in Flint is to promote democratic accountability and ensure that minority communities are not disenfranchised and stripped of their voices.

A Chance to Get Drug Policy Right

December 17, 2015 | Daniel Wolfe, Kasia Malinowska

In 1998, the world’s leaders hashed out a plan to create “a drug-free world.” In April, they’ll come together again—and search for a smarter way forward.

How Private Sponsorship Programs Could Help Resettle Refugees

December 16, 2015 | Maria Teresa Rojas, Alyssa Ross

When individuals agree to support refugees for the first year in their new country, everybody wins.

New Law Will Help Prevent Law Enforcement Overreach in Schools

December 10, 2015 | Christopher Scott

The legislation, signed by President Obama, could reduce racial disparities in harsh school discipline practices.

One Year After the Torture Report, a New Law Says “Never Again”

December 9, 2015 | Jeremy Ravinsky, Jonathan E. Kaplan

A year later, it’s worth remembering just how horrific—and ineffective—“enhanced interrogation” turned out to be.

A New Look Behind the Pricing of a $1,000 Pill

December 7, 2015 | Azzi Momenghalibaf

A U.S. Senate investigation concludes that a blockbuster hepatitis C drug was priced to drive profits, not innovation. But that’s just the tip of the iceberg.

Policing and the Future of Baltimore

December 3, 2015 | Evan Serpick

Advocates who have been pushing reforms see new openings to challenge a criminal justice culture in Baltimore that feeds the cycle of mass incarceration and disenfranchisement.

Taking “Ban the Box” to the Next Level

November 13, 2015 | Dorsey Nunn

The president’s move to get federal agencies to ban the box is an important first step. But to create systemic change we need to extend it to the private sector.

Bias Warps the Way African American Girls Are Treated at School

November 6, 2015 | Janel George

According to a new report, African American female students receive out-of-school suspensions at six times the rate of white girls, and more often than most boys.

Six Questions the Candidates Must Answer at the Presidential Debate and Beyond

October 13, 2015 | Jeremy Ravinsky

From drug policy to the refugee crisis, voters deserve to know how the people running for president will respond to the world’s most pressing problems.

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