The Media and Mass Shootings: How Coverage Shapes National Debates and Actions

The United States’ relationship with firearms is difficult to characterize and quantify. A complex, intersectional network shapes our national discourse: history, geography, media coverage and consumption, political parties, rates of gun violence, religion, mental health attitudes, and many more dynamics influence how individuals view and react to gun-related events. Americans have a unique historical relationship…

Interview with Marlon Marshall

Editor in Chief, Justin Goss, sits down with current GU Politics Fellow and former Director of State Campaigns and Political Engagement for Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign, Marlon Marshall. The two talk about building grassroots movements, putting policy into action, and communicating complex policy proposals to the public.

Interview with Jen Psaki

Editor in Chief, Justin Goss, sits down with former White House Communications Director and current GU Politics Fellow, Jen Psaki. They cover social media, disruption in traditional communication venues, data driven policy, and the merits of using data in communications.

The Many Faces of the Antiquities Act

A brief description of the many ways one piece of federal land management legislation has been implemented The Act The Act for the Preservation of American Antiquities is a century-old land management law giving the President of the United States the authority to designate “objects of historic or scientific interest” on federal lands as national…

Interview with Grover Norquist

GPPR’s Editor in Chief, Justin Goss, sits down with GU Politics fellow and president of Americans for Tax Reform, Grover Norquist. The two talk about international free trade agreements, the U.S. economy, strategies for growth, and immigration. We also get a look into the topics that will be covered in Mr. Norquist’s weekly discussion group…

Disrupting your Month: Executive Disorder

Living in a Trump World Welcome to the latest edition of Disrupting your Month, wherein I attempt to talk about the latest in Disruption news for as long as possible before breaking down and ranting about Donald Trump. Again. As I write to you from my partially-constructed bunker made up of discarded ‘Madam President’ paraphernalia,…

Boosting Private Sector Confidence in Chinese Public-Private Partnerships

Since late 2013, the Chinese Central Government has been promoting and developing Public-Private Partnerships (PPP) to stimulate the economic growth. PPPs leverage private sector capital, efficiency, and innovation, while mitigating the pressures of local governments’ constrained budgets. So far, progress has been slow. Among the 7,721 projects recorded under the official PPP Comprehensive Information Platform…

The Economic Consequences of Publicly Financing Stadiums

It’s February, which means it’s nearly time for the holiest day of the American athletic year: Super Bowl Sunday. There are any number of critiques we could bring to bear about the game itself, including the shockingly small proportion of real game time relative to the event’s total duration, or the outsize ad revenues generated…