Legal Asylum Seekers Are Punished by Trump's Newest Immigration Policy
By choosing to follow migration rules and wait for months at a time, legal asylum seekers will now be subjected to a rule that renders most of them ineligible for migration.
Research on Americans' Policy Priorities This Year Reveals Growing Party Polarization
There are significant differences between what the Democratic and Republican parties hope to see the government address in 2019.
The Government's Latest Hearing on the EPA's Science Transparency Rule Bolstered Outsider Scientists' Opinions
Two of the three invited scientists agreed with the rule, even though other evidence suggests most scientists are against it.
What Scientists Are Saying About the EPA's 'Secret Science' Rule
Leaders in the scientific community fear Scott Pruitt's new directive would severely limit the use of research in policymaking.
HUD Secretary Proposes Steep Rent Increases for Americans in Federally Subsidized Housing
Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson plans to propose rent increases of up to 300 percent for low-income households, the Washington Post reports.
How Can U.S. Policymakers Fix the Broken Criminal Justice System?
A criminal justice expert weighs in on a recent report to the United Nations outlining systemic racism in the U.S. criminal justice system.
Taking Freedom: Theorizing Audience, Products, and Provocation
On an approach to research that works with communities to address important issues they are facing, using "weapons of mass instruction" that help groups make decisions, work together, and mobilize.
PS Picks: The 'New York Times' on High Drug Prices in America
PS Picks is a selection of the best things that the magazine's staff and contributors are reading, watching, or otherwise paying attention to in the worlds of art, politics, and culture.
Catastrophic Wine Country Fire Shows Shortfalls in Policy and Preparedness
In response to the devastation caused by the Tubbs Fire, California needs to rethink its approach in dealing with future urban conflagrations.
Listening to Rural Communities at the Policy-Making Table
What might it look like to have governance structures that fuel understanding with rural communities on a larger scale?
Three Data-Based Answers to Top Questions About Marijuana Policy
Pacific Standard dips into the archives for some hard numbers on pot.
Why Do Different States Have Wildly Different Ideas About Government?
For the most part, Americans are in broad agreement about political concepts. We believe that individuals have certain natural rights, and that the purpose of government is to serve and protect its citizens. But when you get to the specifics....
Want to Win a Political Debate? Try Making a Weaker Argument
Gun control? Abortion? The new social science behind why you're never able to convince friends or foes to even consider things from your side.
Will Rising Mortgage Rates Put an End to the Housing Recovery?
Rising rates will obviously send monthly payments higher, but they'll also affect the market in a more unusual way: They're going to hurt all-cash investor purchases of housing, which have been a boon to the most distressed markets.
10 Fascinating Things About State Politics You Probably Didn't Know
States place industrial plants near downwind borders to pass on environmental costs, state legislatures have stopped growing to keep up with population growth, and other lessons from the 13th annual State Politics and Policy Conference.