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Pangolins, Remarkable In More Ways Than One

We honestly knew little, perhaps nothing, about these creatures until very recently when they were in the news; and they were almost gone before we learned about them. 196 more words

Wildlife

California Looks to Mandate In-Person Visitation for Inmates

By Kyla Eastling (CMC ’18)

On August 29th, the California state senate passed SB 1157, otherwise known as the Strengthening Family Connections: In-Person Visitation bill, with bipartisan support. 533 more words

Public Policy

Israel’s $38 Billion Scam

We all by now have heard about the obscene amount of aid that the US will send to Israel……all $38 billion…….but that may not be the end…… 252 more words

International Situations

University of Texas-Austin Tenure-Track Assistant Professorship in Race and Gender in the Built Environment

Deadline: UT site says “early December”; HNet.org says “12/25”

Length: Tenure-track

Comments: Part of “new initiative on Race, Gender, and the U.S. Environment.” “The selected faculty member can choose to affiliate with any of the programs within the school, which include interior design, architecture, urban design, landscape architecture, sustainable design, historic preservation, and community and regional planning.” “The successful candidate will hold a Ph.D. 36 more words

Explicitly Gender

India’s Bailout for Rural Households

What Does Debt Relief Do for Development? Evidence from India’s Bailout for Rural Households

Abstract:

This paper studies the impact of debt relief, using a natural experiment arising from India’s “Agricultural Debt Waiver and Debt Relief Scheme,” one of the largest household-level debt relief initiatives in history. 69 more words

Agricultural Debt Waiver

At the End of the Progressive Rainbow: A Surge in Crime

The Obama administration began revising sentencing guidelines and commuting prison sentences for convicted criminals a year or so ago, releasing thousands of felons.  Obama’s Department of Justice also began… 142 more words

Public Policy

Are You Registered to Vote? The Deadline Is Fast Approaching!

Are you going to vote in the presidential election on Tuesday, November 8?

Did you realize that you must register to vote prior to the election? 140 more words

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