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Independent Redistricting Commissions Is Becoming The New Big Trend To Fight Abuses In Gerrymandering

Independent Redistricting Commissions Is Becoming The New Big Trend To Fight Abuses In Gerrymandering

On November 6, 2018, Proposition 4 in Utah and Amendments Y and Z in Colorado will be on the ballot to vote on for residents of each state. Proposition 4 in Utah is known as the Independent Redistricting Commission Initiative and if approved by voters will establish an independent redistricting commission that will be in charge of drawing the state map for congressional districts and state legislative districts.

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Time Out: Let’s Talk Health Care Rhetoric

Time Out: Let’s Talk Health Care Rhetoric

We interrupt a regularly scheduled brief to bring you a dissection of healthcare rhetoric. If you’ve been paying any attention to the midterm elections, or just watching/reading/absorbing by osmosis the news in the last few months, you know that healthcare reform is a...

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An Unconventional Approach to Gun Control

An Unconventional Approach to Gun Control

Brief #13---Gun Control Policy Summary While virtually all focus in the gun control debate revolves around the use, distribution, and availability of guns, California is now taking an unconventional approach to reduce gun violence. Instead of focusing on guns and...

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Can’t Take the Heat?

Can’t Take the Heat?

Summer in the northern hemisphere was brutal this year, and the indian summer continues to be so. Deadly heat waves struck Quebec, Sacramento and Tokyo between June to August of this year, all of which combined killed nearly 80 people and hospitalized thousands.

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Trump Administration Cuts Aid to Palestinian Refugees

Trump Administration Cuts Aid to Palestinian Refugees

On August 24th, the Trump administration announced that over $200 million in aid intended for Palestinian refugees would be cut from the U.N. Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA). Rather than directing funds through the Palestinian Authority, the UNRWA provides food subsidies, medical services, and youth programs directly to poor Palestinians.

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