- Daniel Hemel, University of Chicago Law School
Tom Baker, University of Pennsylvania Law School
Whatever happens with “repeal and replace” in the Republican-led Congress, efforts to protect the Affordable Care Act’s expansion of access to quality health insurance are far from over. Two SSNers detail the Trump administration’s potential next moves, and outline specific steps that state policymakers can take to preserve functioning health insurance subsidies and marketplaces on which millions of Americans depend.
- Eric Anthony Grollman, University of Richmond
Lisa R. Miller, Eckerd College
Many transgender Americans report being denied a job because of their identity, but that’s just one result of the discrimination they face. Professors Eric Grollman and Lisa Miller explain how unfair treatment also harms their mental and physical health.
- Adam J. Berinsky, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
“Fake news” has become big news, and increasing partisan polarization has further accelerated the growth of political rumors among both the Democratic and Republican party. New research by Berinsky shows that politicians who speak against their partisan interests for the sake of the truth are effective players in correcting misinformation.
- Alyshia Gálvez, City University of New York
Since the North American Free Trade Agreement, American processed foods have flooded the Mexican food market -- with dramatic effects on people’s health. Professor Alyshia Gálvez explains how Mexico became a dumping ground for America’s corn.
The Scholars Strategy Network is inaugurating a two-year Postdoctoral Fellowship to support early-career scholars who wish to engage in research and public scholarship to improve policy and strengthen democracy.
- Andrew H. Whittemore, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Conservative communities in the Dallas-Fort Worth area have often opposed sustainable development plans – even when the plans were proposed by local conservative politicians. This kind of impasse can be avoided if planners and local legislators avoid alienating language, tie plans and discussions to local realities, and explain how sustainable planning can further a conservative governing agenda.