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    Nebraska’s experience shows that regional collaboration is key to creating efficient, cost effective, and equitable mobility management programs

Nebraska’s experience shows that regional collaboration is key to creating efficient, cost effective, and equitable mobility management programs

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In large states with relatively low populations, like Nebraska, getting people who do not have access to a car from A to B can be very challenging. Morgan D. Vogel and Robert Blair look at the role of mobility management programs in connecting people with different transport needs across large distances. They write that public-private partnerships can be an […]

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    Evidence suggests that political bias also affects the way we make group decisions

Evidence suggests that political bias also affects the way we make group decisions

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What we think about politics has a huge influence on who we listen to, who we trust, and what decisions we make. In new research, Brian Manata argues that this influence not only applies to individual decision making, but also to how groups deliberate. Using new experimental data, he finds that groups are not great at challenging their initial […]

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    Adopting proportional representation would unskew US elections

Adopting proportional representation would unskew US elections

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Elections in the US are skewed: twice in the last twenty years, the winner of the popular vote in a presidential election has lost the Electoral College vote. Steven Mulroy argues that only by adopting Proportional Representation can the US overcome current electoral challenges like gerrymandering and the “Big Sort”. He writes that countries such as Australia have successfully […]

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    Donald Trump’s rhetoric isn’t the end of the presidency as we know it, but a symptom of what it has become

Donald Trump’s rhetoric isn’t the end of the presidency as we know it, but a symptom of what it has become

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President Trump’s use of Twitter to engage directly with the public may seem like a new era for the presidency. But, argues Christopher Putney, Trump’s tendency to reach out directly to voters is actually the latest iteration of a form of presidential rhetoric that is a century old. Looking back to Woodrow Wilson, he reminds us, that in the […]

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