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Arguments For and Against the Equal Rights Amendment

Sydney Hamilton, MPA Staff Writer, Brief Policy Perspectives When discussions surrounding feminism occur, the conversation often turns to the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA). While it may seem like the ERA would be universally supported and desired by all feminists, this is not the case. A feminist, as used in this article, is someone who supports women’s […]

Below the Fold S5E1: Medicare for All and the Paris Climate Accords

Join Co-Hosts Fania Jean, Eli Richman, and Sean Parker for an in-depth discussion of two issues that will certainly headline the upcoming 2020 elections. Preston Bruce edited this episode. Relevant Links: Here’s How Warren Finds $20.5 Trillion to Pay for ‘Medicare For All’ Elizabeth Warren Proposes $20.5 Trillion Health Care Plan Trump Serves Notice to […]

Consent Education in a Post #MeToo World

Olivia Shaffett, MPA Staff Writer, Brief Policy Perspectives With one in three women and one in six men projected to experience some form of contact sexual abuse in their lifetimes, sexual violence remains a prevalent issue in American society. Recent cultural events like the #MeToo movement have brought further attention to the issue and have created a […]

A Carceral Capital: Washington, D.C.’s Unique Criminal Justice Systems

Kaid Ray-Tipton, MPA Staff Writer, Brief Policy Perspectives The capital of the United States of America, the District of Columbia, has a higher incarceration rate than any of the U.S. states. In fact, the District incarcerates people at a higher rate than any country in the world (including the U.S. as a whole). A complex […]

Disabled, not Damaged: Applying the Social Model of Disability to Inclusion Initiatives

Jenna Shelton, MPP Staff Writer, Brief Policy Perspectives Between 2018 and 2019, the prevalence of diversity and inclusion programs in workplaces increased by 8 percentage points. Diversity and inclusion initiatives pervade both the private and public sectors and are emphasized in many policy areas including employment, education, housing, and environmental policy. While the rise of diversity […]

A Closer Look at Universal Child Care

Maya Pendleton, MPP Staff Writer, Brief Policy Perspectives As an idea, universal child care is not new. In fact, the United States briefly implemented universal child care as a part of the 1940 Defense Housing and Community Facilities and Services Act (or the Latham Act). Under this law, all families were eligible for child care […]

Volume 26 is Now Online!

Volume 26 of Policy Perspectives is here! Many thanks to the authors and editors who made it possible. Click here for the lineup of articles and to read the volume in its entirety.