Monthly Archives: February 2017

A Voice to be Heard: The Role of Women of Color in U.S Elections

By Elizabeth Morehead, MPP, Staff Writer, Brief Policy Perspectives Throughout history, black women have played a large role in U.S. elections. From the women’s suffrage movement to the past election in 2016, black women have made their voices heard across the nation. The stories surrounding their historical imprint are twofold: one shines a light on […]

Can You Put a Price on American Beauty?

By Charles Landau, MPP, Staff Writer, Brief Policy Perspectives  Teddy Roosevelt wrote in 1912, “the establishment of the National Park Service is justified by considerations of good administration, of the value of natural beauty as a National asset, and of the effectiveness of outdoor life and recreation in the production of good citizenship.” In the context […]

Market Solutions for the TSA

Jordan Pic, MPA, Staff Writer, Brief Policy Perspectives Fellow American travelers can attest that navigating the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) often disrupts one’s plans. These scenarios were recently highlighted in the news when long security lines caused flight delays across the nation. Later, a CNN commentator shared her intrusive pat down by TSA despite her […]

The Hidden Consequences of the Hiring Freeze

Michael Steinberg, MPP, Staff Writer, Brief Policy Perspectives One of President Trump’s first actions in office was to issue an executive order freezing the hiring of new federal employees. The order, which fulfilled one of his campaign promises, will be in place for an initial period of 90 days. After that,the directors of the Office […]

Can Dodd-Frank Prevent the Next Financial Crisis?

Zhao Zhai, MPP, Staff Writer, Brief Policy Perspectives In the wake of the 2008 financial crisis, President Obama signed the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (Dodd-Frank) into law. Dodd-Frank, which was named after its two sponsors, Senator Chris Dodd and Congressman Barney Frank, was crafted in response to the crisis and framed […]