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Non-Candidate Spending On the Rise In State Elections

Non-candidate spending has increased in state elections since 2010, in part because of the U.S. Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision, according to “Who’s Calling the Shots in State Politics?”  More

Update: Fifth Threat Assessment of Nigeria 2015 Election Security

A fifth threat assessment by the CLEEN Foundation in advance of Nigeria’s 2015 general election articulates increasing concerns about high levels of insecurity and violence anticipated during and immediately after the election. More

Workshop Explores Changes in Public Science Engagement

Storytelling, standup comedy, and use of the arts are just some of the ways of mainstreaming science, according to a report about contemporary public science engagement. More

Midwest Immigration Integration Initiatives on the Rise

A report from the Chicago Council on Global Affairs provides an overview of state, city, and metropolitan immigration integration programs in the Midwest. More

Advancing the Use of Evidence in Social Policy

A brief from the Coalition for Evidence-Based Policy outlines an increasing demand for and uptake of evidence-based approaches to policymaking, especially in the federal government. More