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Exploring Campaign Contributions in State Supreme Court Races

Research by the National Institute on Money in State Politics explores the role of campaign contributions in the 31 state supreme court races of 2016. Read More
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Index Shows Most Legislative Races Are Not Competitive

An interactive index allows journalists, policymakers, and citizens to analyze the competitiveness of races from a variety of perspectives, such as voter demographics and campaign fundraising. Read More
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Fighting Foreclosures and Building Community

In a Chicago neighborhood that once had among the city’s highest foreclosure and vacancy rates, the Southwest Organizing Project and its partners have implemented a holistic suite of programs that address the housing crisis directly ... Read More
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Software Used to Censor Internet in Bahrain

A report by Citizen Lab alleges that Canadian-made software is being used by a repressive Mideast state to keep its citizens from learning about news, religion, and politics. Read More
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Studies Examine Most Effective Ways to Discuss Affordable Housing

Two studies by the FrameWorks Institute chart the communications landscape that housing advocates must navigate to convey the role quality, affordable housing plays in public heath, educational equity, and economic justice. Read More
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Syrian Activists Targeted by Hackers

A report from Citizen Lab, recipient of the MacArthur Award for Creative and Effective Institutions, describes a malware operation targeting Syrian activists and links the activity to Iran. Read More
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Rewriting the Rules of the American Economy

Inequality is a choice, not an inevitable byproduct of technology and globalization, according to a report by the Roosevelt Institute, recipient of the MacArthur Award for Creative and Effective Institutions. Read More
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Progress on Nuclear Disarmament, Nonproliferation Inadequate

A study by the Arms Control Association finds the United States failed to make progress on key nuclear disarmament issues over the last three years, but did achieve important steps on nuclear materials security and strengthening ... Read More
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Communicating Effectively On the Need for Early STEM Education

FrameWorks Institute conducted a study on communicating effectively about the need for early STEM education and reshaping some entrenched cultural beliefs so people are more likely to understand the need and support this type of education Read More
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Shifting Gears on Juvenile Justice Communications

Tools developed by FrameWorks Institute, recipient of the MacArthur Award for Creative and Effective Institutions, help advocates develop an effective narrative to advance juvenile justice reform. Read More
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Chicago Program Cuts Arrests Among Youth

An evaluation of Youth Guidance’s Becoming a Man (BAM) program found that the program significantly reduced violent crime while high-school graduations rose sharply among program participants. Read More
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Report Examines International Lessons on Affordable Housing

A report by the Housing Partnership Network reviews international efforts to expand affordable housing and recommends broader engagement by social enterprises and more efficient delivery of capital to improve access to quality, affordable housing. Read More
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Co-Benefits at the Intersection of Forest Carbon and Sustainable Development

Carbon offsets are increasingly seen as a tool to support sustainable development goals and mitigate climate change, according to a MacArthur-supported report by Forest Trends’ Ecosystem Marketplace. Read More
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Firelight Media Names New Documentary Lab Fellows

The MacArthur-supported program provides filmmakers with one-on-one support, funding, professional development workshops, and networking opportunities. Read More
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ProPublica Research Finds Correlation Between Payments and Rise in Brand-Name Drug Prescriptions

Using data from its Dollars for Docs project, ProPublica has tracked drug company payments to doctors since 2010. Read More