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    If the next president wants to put an ideologue on the Supreme Court, they will have to sacrifice their initial domestic policy goals.

If the next president wants to put an ideologue on the Supreme Court, they will have to sacrifice their initial domestic policy goals.

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One of the first tasks for the new president this January – whoever they may be – could be to nominate a new justice to the Supreme Court. But how should the next president go about this? In new research, Anthony J. Madonna, James E. Monogan III, and Richard L. Vining, Jr. find that the more a president supports […]

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    How skin color matters for the physical and mental health of African Americans

How skin color matters for the physical and mental health of African Americans

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Research in recent decades has found that African Americans have worse health outcomes compared to white Americans. In new research Ellis P. Monk, Jr. investigates this disparity. Using a unique dataset to examine intra-racial skin color discrimination, he finds that the more discrimination African Americans felt from other African Americans and non-blacks, the worse their physical and mental health […]

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    The ballot initiative process does not make people more generally knowledgeable about politics

The ballot initiative process does not make people more generally knowledgeable about politics

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Do ballot initiatives help to improve people’s knowledge about politics? In new research which uses election survey data from more than 120,000 voters across 48 states Nicholas R. Seabrook, Joshua J. Dyck and Edward L. Lascher, Jr. find that ballot initiatives have no positive effect on general political knowledge. They write that these results hold no matter how often […]

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