Our weekly round-up of policy-relevant reads and IPPSR-connected research (inspired by John Kingdon).
- Why the charter school debate has moved beyond 'better' or 'worse.' Josh Cowen, IPPSR Affiliate, authored this article at The Conversation.
- The power of a name: MSU economist examines names of black men in 19th, 20th centuries. IPPSR Affiliate Lisa Cook on Michigan Radio.
- 'Progress can't come too quickly' on new $2.1B bridge to Canada. Coverage of last week's IPPSR Public Policy Forum.
- Grassroots tactics could improve global environmental policies. A new study led by IPPSR Affiliate Meredith Gore focuses on understanding local perception of policies.
- Court says protected area does not extend below parks. A new post on Michigan voting on oil and gas drilling by Faculty Affiliate Eric Freedman.
- The dangerous politics of hard promises. Vox highlights IPPSR Director Matt Grossmann's work on party asymmetry.
- The Rules of Real World Games & the RNC. New blog post by IPPSR Affiliated Faculty Bill Dutton.
- Gov. Rick Snyder's approval rating plummets after Flint water crisis. IPPSR State of the State Survey results highlighted, including an interview with Director Charles Ballard.
- Bernie Sanders needs superdelegate support to win. There is no sign he’ll get it. IPPSR Director Matt Grossmann authored this guest piece on Vox.