“Blacks are still elected from districts that are predominantly black. Until there’s a time that blacks can run and win in districts that are not majority-minority, you won’t see significant increases in their representation.”
Clinton Campaign in Governing
Anna Gassman-Pines and Laura Bellows looked at the timing of food stamp benefits and student test scores in North Carolina. Math scores for third- through eighth-graders appear to peak around days 20-24 in the food stamp cycle, while reading scores peak from days 15-19.
the Washington Post
Reduced prevention funding for community-based organizations in the South will only serve to increase the HIV burden in the region.
, the News & Observer
Christopher Gergen and a colleague write that the state needs to invest in local innovation districts to combat rising income inequality in North Carolina.
the News & Observer
Miriam Cooke, a professor of Asian and Middle Eastern studies, echoed the warning against confusing the more than 4 million people who have fled Syria since the war started with militants from the terrorist group ISIS.
Robin Kirk, who co-chairs the executive committee of the Duke Human Rights Center, criticizes a stance taken by at least 13 governors.
Crime Statistics in Charlotte Observer
Seventy people spent two days talking about what innovation looks like at the local government level.
Duke Sanford School of Public Policy
AG Roy Cooper will have to immediately take on the incumbent, says Pope 'Mac' McCorkle.
Iowa Caucuses in TWC News
Health policy professor Don Taylor says the state isn’t close to figuring out how to change its $14 billion Medicaid system
NC Legislature in WRAL