- 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.
- Benjamin Veghte, National Academy of Social Insurance
Social security, health insurance, and unemployment insurance help Americans through life’s ups and downs. Benjamin Veghte explains the benefits and challenges to these programs and offers ways they can adapt to changing jobs and family structures.
- 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.
- J. Rosie Tighe, Cleveland State University
Megan E. Hatch, Cleveland State University
Joseph W. Mead, Cleveland State University
The Housing Choice Voucher Program, commonly referred to as “Section 8,” is one of the most visible and controversial housing policies in the United States. Outlawing source of income discrimination may improve outcomes for voucher holders by helping to eliminate concentrations of poverty and provide them with greater access to higher-opportunity neighborhoods.
The Scholars Strategy Network is developing a new Policy Engagement Workshop to offer scholarly researchers practical, hands-on skills for effective work with public policymakers and civic organizations.
- Timothy Snyder, Yale University
In the 1900s, dictators rose to power across Europe as democracies fell to fascists and communists. History Professor Timothy Snyder argues that democracy today is far from invincible, and translates lessons from the 20th century to guide Americans now.