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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.

Revitalizing America’s Distressed Neighborhoods

Neighborhoods have acted as the bedrock of American society for hundreds of years. As our closest social environments, they can shape how people interact and contribute within society. If properly invested in, they can be epicenters for upward mobility for families and small businesses. Unfortunately, there are neighborhoods across America falling short of their full…

Landmines and the Plight of Myanmar’s Refugees and Displaced Peoples

Landmines were called ‘perfect soldiers,’ quietly, patiently waiting for their target as long as necessary and highly inexpensive to produce or acquire. For these reasons, landmines or anti-personnel (AP) mines have been the weapon of choice for standing armies and guerilla forces alike in conflicts spanning the last one hundred years, from World War II…

Mexico’s Changing Demographics in an Era of Reform

By Jacob Patterson-Stein Things seem to be going well for Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto. Within months of taking office, almost every major news organization published an “Aztec tiger” article citing Mexico’s impressive economic growth rate, increased foreign investment, and growing middle class. Even with the inevitable backlash to this “blue skies” reporting in the…

Interview with Dr. Alice Rivlin (Part I): On Apple’s Profits, Economies of Agglomeration, and the Future of the American Workforce

GPPReview Online’s Rob Wood recently sat down with Dr. Alice Rivlin, founding Director of the Congressional Budget Office, former Director of the White House Office of Management and Budget, former Vice Chair of the Federal Reserve Board, and current Co-Director of the Greater Washington Research Program at the Brookings Institution. We discussed Apple, agglomeration, federal…

Interview with Jennifer Granholm: On Infrastructure Investment, AmeriCorps Expansion, and the Need for the Media to call out Obstructionists

Interview editor Ingrid Stegemoeller recently had the opportunity to sit down with Jennifer Granholm, former Governor of Michigan. Jennifer Granholm  shares a few thoughts on the labor market and the recovery, and how Michigan offers a blueprint for other states. She also talks about her different experiences between the Bush and Obama administrations in getting things done…

Civil Unions: Separate and Unequal

By Henry Schleifer This article originally appeared in the Wilmington News-Journal In America, the face of marriage is changing at an increasing rate.  A recent study by Pew Research found that one in every 12 new marriages was an interracial couple.  Stunningly, these unions would not have been legal in many states just 50 years…

This Valentine’s Day: Putting Your Money Where Your Values Are

By Adeline Lambert This article originally appeared on Policymic. It’s rather difficult to think about Valentine’s Day without the holiday’s two major selling products: flowers and chocolate. In a recently released survey about Valentine’s Day spending, the National Retail Federation reported that 47.5% of adults buy candy for Valentine’s Day, and 34.3% buy flowers. It is…