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Does the current state of health care have you scratching your head? You’re not alone. To alleviate confusion and search for answers, the Department of Public Health Sciences in the University of Virginia’s School of Medicine is offering a free webinar course to students and community members that will feature guest lecturers considered to be the country’s elite health policy experts. read more »

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The “War on Poverty” was launched fifty years ago this January, 2014. To mark this event, the Center for Poverty Research will be holding a conference from Thursday, January 9 – Friday, January 10th, 2014 on the UC Davis Campus.  read more »

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Both liberals and conservatives believe they are seeing the light at the end of the tunnel with the Affordable Care Act. With the HealthCare.gov Web site running more smoothly, liberals are confident that Obamacare will soon be entrenched. Just as Republicans in the 1950s came to accept Social Security to avoid electoral defeats, ACA supporters insist that conservatives are courting political disaster if they continue to oppose the law. Republicans have a different perspective. read more »

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When looking for an iPod, people were more distrustful and hesitant to buy from a black man or white man with tattoos than a white man without tattoos, researchers found, suggesting personal biases affect how we interact online. read more »

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President BarackObama’s two signature first-term legislative victories—the Affordable Care Act and theDodd-Frank Act—are the law of the land, but the political battle over their entrenchment continues  read more »

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New research from the University of Virginia and Ranker suggests that liberals and conservatives are increasingly likely to move to communities that reinforce their political preferences.  read more »

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As professor Eric Patashnik of the University of Virginia once observed, the real impact of the budget process has been to create a "fiscalization" of policy, whereby "programs are routinely debated not in terms of their substantive merits but rather of their budgetary impact." read more »

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Soon after the shutdown ended, the Scholars Strategy Network released a brief by political scientists Craig Volden of the University of Virginia and Alan Wiseman of Vanderbilt University showing that women are more effective legislators than their male counterparts. read more »

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“Guns are part of our society; they’re not going away overnight, Northam said at the forum. “The question is, how do we keep guns out of the wrong hands?” read more »

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Colleges boost individual opportunity through job creation and increased earning power. In today's economy, knowledge-driven businesses bring facilities and jobs to the places where they find a highly skilled workforce and leading-edge research. read more »

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