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Florida Joins the ERIC Club – and Brings 14 Million New Eligible Voters

Tim Harper March 20, 2018

Florida just took a major step toward modernizing their voter registration system.

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More Reasons for Pessimism on U.S.-Turkish Relations

Nicholas Danforth March 19, 2018

Anyone in Ankara who is expecting the United States to recognize its own interests in regard to Turkey should also recognize the impediments Ankara has created.

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Paid Family Leave Matters for Children’s Success

Linda Smith March 19, 2018

Paid family leave is an integral part of a high-quality child care and early learning system. But for the majority of Americans, it’s a dream rather than a reality.

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Are Immigrants More Likely to Commit Crimes? Meager State Prison and Local Jail Data Provide Few Insights

Cristobal Ramon March 14, 2018

The Trump administration has pointed to a joint Department of Justice and Department of Homeland Security report on federal prison inmates to justify its claims about the criminality of immigrant.

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Pentagon Has Six Months to Spend $80 Billion.

Jack Rametta, Steve Bell March 13, 2018

Appropriators are scrambling to finalize line-by-line appropriations in accordance with the recently passed Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018.

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Federal Budget Process Reform: Key Issues, Proposed Fixes

Tim Shaw, Sandy Davis March 8, 2018

What are the fundamental problems with the process that the Joint Select Committee on Budget and Appropriations Process Reform will need to address?

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Data on Foreign-Born in Federal Prisons Says Little About Overall Immigrant Criminality

Cristobal Ramon March 6, 2018

A recent joint report by the Department of Justice and Department of Homeland Security provides a snapshot of the foreign-born population in federal prisons.

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Society Benefits from More Bilingual Young Children

Linda Smith March 5, 2018

In addition to allowing individuals to more fully participate in an increasingly global economy, bilingualism has been shown to have cognitive benefits.

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U.S. Colleges are Losing International Students: Why It’s Happening and Why It’s a Problem

Jake Varn March 1, 2018

International enrollment at American colleges and universities declined last year for the first time since 2005.

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Collecting Border Statistics: Are We Getting Any Better at Measuring Border Enforcement?

Immigration March 1, 2018

Over the last few years, the process of collecting data about illegal immigration and enforcement activities along the U.S.-Mexico border has received more attention, especially as the Trump administration has promoted data that purportedly shows a drop in the number…

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