Monthly Archives: November 2018

GW WonkCast S4E2: Exploring D.C. Statehood

Our first guest of the season, Elizabeth Irons, is the founder of GWU’s chapter of Students for D.C. Statehood. Join us for a lively discussion of the arguments for D.C. statehood, a topic of particular relevance for our D.C. resident listeners. Eli Richman moderates, joined by co-Host Gabe Moss. You can read more about Irons’ […]

Modernizing America’s Voting System to Improve Voter Turnout

Reeve Jacobus, MPP Staff Writer, Brief Policy Perspectives Preliminary analyses suggest that young adults voted at a historically high rate in the 2018 midterm elections. A report by The Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement (CIRCLE) estimates that 31 percent of young people aged 18 to 29 turned out to vote […]

Safeguarding Individual Data in the 2020 Census

Jenna Shelton, MPP Staff Writer, Brief Policy Perspectives With the 2020 Census just around the corner, the Census Bureau announced it will apply differential privacy, a rigorous data protection practice, to its data collection methods. The announcement comes as several high-profile hacking and data abuse incidents—like those involving Facebook and Equifax— have left many people […]

How Correctional Institutions Can Help Alleviate the Opioid Epidemic

Thomas J. Rachko, Jr., MPA Staff Writer, Brief Policy Perspectives In 2017, more than 72,000 people in the United States died from drug overdoses. This alarming statistic represents a record high in annual overdose deaths and a roughly 20 percent increase from 2016, with nearly 200 people dying from drug overdoses each day. Over half […]