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Making Safety a Market

The Weekly Wonk

The catastrophic numbers of deaths in car accidents aren't a foregone conclusion, writes Levi Tillemann, who argues that creating a synthetic market for safety will make our roads less deadly.

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article | August 27, 2015 | The Weekly Wonk
The Criminal Justice Conflict

The Criminal Justice Conflict

P.R. Lockhart

A struggle is emerging between those pushing for bipartisan criminal justice reform and others who say building reform efforts around “nonviolent offenders” misses the mark. P.R. Lockhart outlines the stakes of the growing conflict.

article | August 13, 2015 | The Weekly Wonk
The Struggle Continues

The Struggle Continues

Commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the Voting Rights Act

P.R. Lockhart

This month marks the 50th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act. Journalist Ari Berman and civil rights experts gathered at New America NYC to reflect on where we have been and where we are going when it comes to voting rights in America.

article | July 30, 2015 | The Weekly Wonk
Taking Aim at Student Debt

Taking Aim at Student Debt

P.R. Lockhart

This year’s class of college graduates is the most indebted in history and there looks to be no end in sight to the onslaught of student debt. Proponents of new solutions to the crisis debated the problem at a recent event at New America.