Episode 5 – Voting Rights

IPPS fellow Buffy Wicks, California Secretary of State Alex Padilla, and Ari Berman, reporter for The Nation join GPPR executive media editor Matt Emeterio to discuss the 50th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act, recent changes restricting access to the ballot, and what will happen with voting rights in the 2016 election. Alex Padilla on…

GPPR Policy Card: Drug Policy

The War on Drugs is no longer a neutral bipartisan area of agreement between Republican and Democrat politicians. The failure to stop organized criminal gangs smuggle drugs into America has called into question the logic of a zero-tolerance policy. The White House released statistics last year showing the number of deaths related to drug abuse…

Reflections on Veterans Policy

With the US Military entering its 14th year of operations in Afghanistan and expanding their presence in Iraq , there appears no end to international conflict and the reality of a large standing military. Each of these strategic security decisions present a lifetime commitment to those of our country’s men and women who answer the…

Dr Nancy Sherman – ‘Afterwar’

With the recent announcements that special forces will be deployed to combat ISIS and large scale American troop presence in Afghanistan has been extended again after almost 15 years in the country, the question of how to support veterans returning from war has never been more prescient. To commemorate Veterans Day GPPR was able to…

How the Republican establishment can re-establish control

Events over the past few months including the rising popularity of nontraditional, anti-establishment presidential candidates, an insurgency within the House of Representatives leading to the early retirement of John Boehner, and a politically detrimental showdown with Hillary Clinton over Benghazi, have the Republican establishment visibly shaken. On the congressional front, party Golden Boy, Paul Ryan,…

The ACA in 2015

In September, the Census Bureau released data showing that the uninsured rate in the U.S. had decreased from 14.5 percent in 2013 to 11.7 percent in 2014.[1] After several years of very little change to that figure, the sudden drop has given proponents of the Affordable Care Act (ACA)  a reason to cheer amidst what…

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