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By Aleks Kajstura This post was originally published on the Prison Policy Initiative's Prison Gerrymandering Project blog. 
October 15, 2015 | Guest Author
It’s not just happenstance: Women have a two-fold stake in campaign finance reform, particularly public financing of state campaigns for public office. Why? First, tamping down the influence...
April 23, 2013 | Guest Author
The Pew Charitable Trusts released a nifty interactive report this week that compares the 50 states and the District of Columbia on their administration of elections. Pew gathered information from...
February 8, 2013 | Guest Author
President Obama raised eyebrows during his inaugural address last month when he put the fight against long election-day lines in the context of the nation’s movement toward “tolerance and...
February 8, 2013 | Guest Author
The city of Philadelphia is facing a vacant land crisis. Philly has more than 40,000 vacant properties, 10,000 of which are under the city's control, and 30,000 of which are owned by private...
June 19, 2012 | Guest Author
With the 40th anniversary of the Watergate break-in around the corner in June, I’ve been researching corporate involvement in that scandal. Among the companies that ran afoul of the corporate...
May 7, 2012 | Guest Author
The United States has a revenue problem. Taxes at all levels of government are too low to balance budgets and, more important, to ensure America’s future prosperity and cope with an aging...
April 9, 2012 | Guest Author
Pew’s new report, “Inaccurate, Costly and Inefficient,” helpfully sheds light on the most serious problem in our election system: the failures of our voter registration system. 
February 14, 2012 | Guest Author