- Tony G. Reames, University of Michigan
Millions of Americans struggle to pay their utility bills, and some families are even forced to choose between groceries or energy bills. Professor Tony Reames lays out energy’s unequal burden on low-income Americans and suggests ways to move forward.
- 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.
- David Marcus, University of Arizona
David Brian Robertson, University of Missouri-St. Louis
The U.S. Constitution has remained nearly the same since its founding, but some states are calling for a constitutional convention to introduce sweeping changes. Robertson and Marcus delve into the past and uncertain future of the Constitution by explaining who is behind this effort, what they are proposing, and the arguments for and against calling a convention.
- Adam J. Berinsky, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
“Fake news” has become big news, and increasing polarization between the two parties has accelerated the growth of political rumors. New research by Berinsky shows that politicians who speak against their partisan interests for the sake of the truth can be very effective players in correcting misinformation.
- Jamila Michener, Cornell University
Michener discusses one way the U.S. tries to incorporate low-income and minority individuals into the political system and why the effort has been failing. The core issues are those of partisanship, race, and who implements policies.
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.