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  • emFranchiseem
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    Franchise

    Georgetown University African American history Professor Marcia Chatelain examined the role that fast food franchises have played in African American entrepreneurship and economic empowerment…

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  • Ranked Choice Voting
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    Ranked Choice Voting

    New America hosted a discussion on ranked-choice voting (RCV), a system which takes voters' preferences among all candidates into account if no candidate receives a majority. The panelists…

    296 views
  • Panelists Discuss Influence of Politics on Race Relations
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    Politics and Race Relations

    A panel of academics talked about the impact of public policy on race relations in the U.S. More specifically the discussion focused on the question of whether the solidarity of African…

    482 views
  • New America Foundation Discussion Focuses on Black American Politics
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    Black Political Influence

    New America held a discussion titled “Black Politics in Trump’s America” examining strategies black leaders could use to exert pressure on elected officials and policy makers.

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  • HHS Secretary Sylvia Burwell on Health Care Policy Priorities
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    Health Care Policy

    Secretary Sylvia Burwell talked about health care policy priorities and interests. She urged members of Congress who continue to push to repeal the Affordable Care Act to find common ground…

    431 views
  • Impact of Public Financing on US Politics
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    Government Election Funding

    Panelists talked about the impact of public or government financing of political campaigns. They focused on Professor Michael Miller’s book, Subsidizing Democracy: How Public Funding Changes Elections and…

    3,907 views
  • Social Programs and Budget Cuts
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    Social Programs and Budget Cuts

    Economists and political scholars talked about social programs such as Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid as part of a possible agreement on avoiding the “fiscal cliff,” the impending tax…

    230 views
  • Corporate Money and Elections
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    Corporate Money and Elections

    Panelists compared the amount of corporate and union spending in the 2012 elections with prior election cycles following the Supreme Court’s decision on Citizens United v. Federal Election…

    486 views
  • News Review
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    News Review

    Mark Schmitt talked about his recent American Prospect articles. Topics included transparency, independent voters, and President Obama’s first year in office. He also responded to telephone calls…

    33 views
  • Priorities for the Obama Administration
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    Priorities for the Obama Administration

    Mark Schmitt talked about priorities for the incoming Obama Administration and responded to telephone calls and electronic mail. Mr. Schmitt wrote an article recently, “The Audacity of…

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  • Future of American Politics
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    Future of American Politics

    The first panel spoke on the changing political culture in the United States and how it will affect the next social contract. Panelists focused on the growing demand for post-partisanship, teamwork,…

    201 views
  • Political News Review
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    Political News Review

    Mark Schmitt talked about politics, public affairs, and other issues. He responded to telephone calls and electronic mail.

    17 views