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A New York Times editorial last weekend lifted up an important criminal justice and voting rights issue: how incarcerated people will be counted for the 2020 Census.  Although it’s hard to hear...
July 22, 2016 | Brenda Wright
Latino/as distrust of the Republican Party was high even before explicitly racist language became mainstream again this year. Much of this distrust is rooted in the GOP’s discourse on immigrants and...
July 21, 2016 | Juhem Navarro-Rivera
Confidence in American political institutions is at one of its lowest points in recorded history. About one out of every ten Americans expresses confidence in Congress and roughly one-third have...
July 14, 2016 | Juhem Navarro-Rivera
The Supreme Court’s decision on Monday striking down Texas’ extreme restrictions on access to abortion is a milestone in the effort to protect reproductive rights – but if that’s all we see,...
June 29, 2016 | Brenda Wright

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“We have to make college affordable for every American, because no hardworking student should be stuck in the red.” President Barack Obama, 2016 “One of the central problems of our outdated higher...
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The rapid and unrelenting rise in student debt over the past decade has put college affordability and student loan policy at the forefront of the national political conversation. By now, the numbers...
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