Kaid Ray-Tipton, MPA Staff Writer, Brief Policy Perspectives Marginalized and Forgotten  Incarceration captures society’s most marginalized people. The vast majority of America’s carceral facilities are filled with men–89 percent of the country’s total incarcerated population–and much of the attention on corrections focuses on men. The overwhelming majority of incarcerated men overshadow how confinement uniquely affects non-binary individuals, transgender […]

Catherine Kaufman, MPA Staff Writer, Brief Policy Perspectives Super Bowl LIV was a huge event and a historic win for the Kansas City Chiefs. About 149 million viewers tuned in to the game, and many gathered with friends and family to cheer on their favorite team. But for some Americans, the game was overshadowed by the knowledge that […]

Kim Wilson, MPP Staff Writer, Brief Policy Perspectives Since Sept. 2019, financial markets reporting has covered turmoil in the repo market. Not to be confused with cars being repossessed for nonpayment, the repo market refers to exchanges of reserves that fund day-to-day financial operations. Short for repurchase agreement, a “repo” is a short-term, collateralized loan that banks and other […]

Sydney Hamilton, MPA Staff Writer, Brief Policy Perspectives In the wake of the 2016 presidential election, the media, political parties, and everyday Americans have heavily scrutinized the Electoral College. For the second time in modern memory — and the fourth time in American history — the winner of the popular vote did not win the presidency […]

Madison Grady, MPP Staff Writer, Brief Policy Perspectives Iran Attack on Iraq Airbase At approximately 11:00 p.m. on January 7th, 2020, American troops at Ain al-Asad airbase in western Iraq were ordered to go on lockdown after they were alerted to an incoming missile attack. A half-hour later, the order was given for troops to take […]

Kim Wilson, MPP Staff Writer, Brief Policy Perspectives In 1977, President Jimmy Carter signed the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) into law. Congress enacted the CRA to combat redlining and encourage banks to increase their lending in nearby low- and moderate-income (LMI) communities. “Redlining” refers to the practice of loan officers refusing to lend to entire communities […]

Olivia Shaffett, MPA Staff Writer, Brief Policy Perspectives Today’s Public Administrators asks administrators working in the public sector about their experience implementing and shaping policy on the ground. This segment talks with MPA candidate, Gunnar Haberl, who currently sits on the Iroquois Central School District’s Board of Education. Starting his term immediately after graduation at […]