In The Media - Archive 2012

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Bloomberg News. Dec. 31. Myriad Genetics patent on genes and testing "has been set up by Myriad to optimize this business model. It is not set up to optimize public health outcomes,”  said Robert Cook-Deegan.

The Sheboygan Press. Dec. 29. In the wake of the Newtown shooting, Phil Cook said there is "little chance" any new gun-control measures will pass the GOP-controlled House.

The News & Observer. Dec. 29. In this profile, Phil Cook discusses gun control issues over the past few decades and since the Newtown shooting. He sees “perhaps the seed of a revival for doing something about guns.”

Bloomberg News.com. Dec. 28.  Possible nominee for Sec.

The Washington Post. Dec. 28. The blog, Wonkblog, discusses an article by Phil Cook and Jens Ludwig on the costs to society of gun ownership.

The Huffington Post. Dec. 25. "If we look at the data, it doesn't make sense that that's where we need to beef up security in a very expensive way -- not only financially but also at the cost of our children's feeling of security," said Kenneth Dodge, on calls to place armed guards in all schools in the wake of the Newtown shootings.

The Singapore Strait Times. Dec. 23. The Sandy Hook shootings have led to a call for gun control, but "Gun advocates really come to their position from a sense of patriotism and a belief in the logic of an armed populace protecting democracy against tyranny," said Kristin Goss.

CTV News.com. Dec. 22. President Obama's support of new gun policy is a new development on the issue in the wake of the Newtown Shooting, said Phil Cook. The math does not support the NRA proposal of putting armed guards in schools, he said, and would ineffective and bad policy.

The Kansas City Star. Dec. 22. The Kansas City police are encouraging victims to press charges in nonfatal shootings to help reduce violent crime. “What we’re talking about here are crimes that are very serious, often a matter of inches between life and death,” said Philip J. Cook, a senior associate dean at Duke University who researches crime.

NPR.org. Dec.21. "The modern NRA does not compromise," said Kristin Goss about the association's press conference in the wake of the Newtown school shooting.

The Toronto Star. Dec. 21. After the Newton shootings, the NRA proposed adding armed guards to all schools, but it is “fiscally doubtful” that the U.S. could afford to introduce teams of armed guards at its 120,000 schools said Kristin Goss.

NBC 5 Chicago.com. Dec. 20. In the renewed debate on gun control, Phil Cook says a ban on large magazines could work. If you want legislation that doesn’t impair legitimate uses but has the potential for reducing the body count, limiting the size of magazines is the way to go,” he said.

The News and Observer. Dec. 20. Parents could be the key to new gun control legislation says Kristin Goss in this commentary in the wake of the Newtown school shooting.

CNN.com. Dec. 19.  The NRA is following it's usual strategy, said Kristin Goss. "The typical pattern is something horrific happens. There is a national outcry, mourning. People call for a national conversation on gun control. Gun rights proponents lay low," she said. "They're used to seeing this cycle, express condolences and hope the attention will shift to a new issue."

Newstrack India.com. Dec. 19.  Even in the wake of the Newtown shooting, Kristin Goss thinks gun control advocates may have grounds for hope, but legislation will be difficult to get through the current House of Congress.

The Wall Street Journal.com. Dec. 19. The Georgia state lottery that uses money for college scholarship take more from lower income counties than they receive in scholarships, a "stunning" example of redistribution says Charles Clotfelter.

ABC News.com. Dec. 19.  In the wake of the Newtown shooting, Ken Dodge discusses children with mental health problems, advises parents, "Don't go it alone. Too many mothers and fathers are uncomfortable or hope the child will grow out of it and don't access resources."

The Washington Post. Dec. 18.  In Wonkblog, Phil Cook points a possible policy approach: increased enforcement for illegal gun possession, which has decreased homicides in that have pushed the policy. 

The Huffington Post. Dec. 18. Increasing police is schools is an option being discussed after the Newtown shooting. "But if we look at the data, it doesn't make sense that that's where we need to beef up security in a very expensive way -- not only financially but also at the cost of our children's feeling of security," said Kenneth Dodge.

The Washington Examiner. Dec. 17. The White House has not yet released any plans for new gun control legislation, but pushing gun-control legislation through a Republican-controlled House will be a daunting task said Kristin Goss.

RiaNovosti.com. Dec. 17. After the shooting at Sandy Hook elementary, meaningful reform of gun control laws, will likely only come if public pressure on officials can last “more than a news cycle,” said Kristin Goss.

The Durham Herald-Sun. Dec. 17. While putting police officers into elementary schools immediately after an incident such as Newtown is initially reassuring, it could be bad policy long-term. It might “lead to criminalization of actions in schools that are best left to school discipline,” Joel Rosch said.

The Globe and Mail (Cananda). Dec. 16. After the Newton shooting, gun control legislation is being discussed, but Kristin Goss thinks it is a tough sell. “I don’t think any assault weapons ban can be passed without him (Obama) putting it at the top of his agenda,” she said.

BBC News. Dec. 15. New gun control laws are being discussed in the wake of the Sandy Hook elementary school shooting. Kristin Goss, who wrote a book on gun control, thinks that political pressure for change will have to come from the grassroots level. "The Democrats have a belief that it's not a winning issue for them," she said.

The Washington Post. Dec. 14. The jobless rate for black Americans is twice that of whites.“That disparity, I think, is an index of discrimination,” said William Darity.

Time Magazine. Dec. 14. Ken Dodge, director of the Center for Child and Family Policy, points out that schools are still some of the safest places for kids, and it's normal for them to feel stressed after hearing about events such as the Newton shooting. “It’s natural to feel anxious, but most kids will get over it on their own,” he said.

ABC 13.com. Dec. 14. Parents should reassure children they are safe, says Ken Dodge about the Newton shooting.  How they process the event depends on their age he said, and it's normal for them to show symptoms of stress after such news.

WRAL. Dec. 14. Ken Dodge advises parents on talking about the Newtown shootings. "Parents should not be afraid to talk to kids, even if they don't know what to say. In general, talking helps with stress, and talking helps the parent-child relationship," he said.

News 14. Dec. 13. Don Taylor discusses the stances of both sides in the fiscal cliff debate, including health care policy, cuts of entitlement programs, and how raising the Medicare eligibility age is a bad idea, both in terms of budget saving and impact on public health.

Herald-Sun. Dec. 10. Duke Holds Interfaith Vigil for Nelson Mandela. Catherine Admay

CNN.com. Dec. 5.  William "Sandy" Darity discusses the Jim Crow period as a time that consolidated the advantages of being white and lighter-skinned with Soledad O'Brien on the show "Black in America."

The New York Times. Dec. 4.  A jobs program would raise revenue and boost the economy, said William Darity in a "Room for Debate" commentary.

The Houston Chronicle.com. Dec. 4. Jacob Vigdor said that low teach pay in Texas contributes to low teacher quality and "You are, in fact, getting what you paid for."

Living Green. Dec. 4. Sophie Corwin PPS'15 explains how widespread shrimp harvesting techniques endangers our ecological security and emphasizes the need to eat locally and sustainably caught shrimp. 

Forbes. com. Dec. 4.  Peter Ubel points out the parallels in evaluations of both hospitals and charter schools and the flaws created by using outcomes alone as measures of quality.

The Danbury Newstimes.com. Dec. 4. Jacob Vigdor testified as an expert witness in a public school finance trial that low teacher pay in Texas has led to a decline in teacher quality. Pay has not kept up with inflation since 2000. "The situation in Texas has declined over the past several years at a fairly rapid pace," Vigdor said.

My Fox Houston.com. Dec. 4. Texas teacher quality is dropping because of low pay said Jacob Vigdor in his testimony as an expert witness in a public school finance trial.

Washington Post. Dec. 3. According to Charles Clotfelter, a limit on charitable deductions would have a substantial effect on colleges, who rely heavily on wealthy donors.

Durham Herald-Sun. Dec. 1. Although scientific research is an important means to solving societal problems, Margaret Coates PPS'16 argues that ethical issues surrounding this research are equally crucial. 

Armed Forces Press Service. Nov. 30. Deputy Sec. of Defense Ashton Carter spoke at the Sanford School on challenges to the department in the era of fiscal constraint.

New Jersey Star-LedgerNov. 30. Charles Clotfelter finds fresh evidence of college football fans' devotion to their teams by studying their obituaries. 

WUNC.org. Nov. 26. Peter Ubel discusses his new book about how doctors and patients need to work together on medical decision on the show "The State of Things."

LA Observed. Nov. 26. The Los Angeles Times has hired Chris O'Brien, PPS '91, as a technology reporter covering Apple and Silicon Valley.

The Charlotte Observer. Nov. 25. "Mainly, this fuss about the government taking over medical decision-making comes down to partisan fear-mongering," says Peter Ubel in an interview about the impact of Obamacare on medical decisions.

The Charlotte Observer. Nov. 24. Congressional gridlock has many causes, David Schanzer points to population sorting as one factor, with progressive voters concentrated in cities.

Washington Post. Nov. 23. New data from the Center for Disease Control shows that the United States abortion rate has fallen to an all-time low. "They stick to straight and narrow ... and they are more careful about birth control," said Elizabeth Ananat about this trend.

CBS News. Nov. 21. Explaining a 5 percent decrease in U.S. abortions during the Great Recession, Elizabeth Ananat said that women might use better birth control during tough economic times.

USA Today.com. Nov. 21. "What we're seeing here is 21st-century peacemaking, where the U.S. still has a very central role to play, but the old Camp David model is no longer sufficient," Bruce Jentleson said about the recent cease-fire agreement between Hamas and Israel assisted by Sec. of State Hilary Clinton.

Philanthropy Journal. Nov. 19. "We can predict persistent poverty with a level of clarity that should appall us," said Ralph Smith, senior vice president of the Casey Foundation, on the link between poverty and education. Smith delivered a Foundation Impact Research Group seminar at the Sanford School on Nov. 14. 

The Jewish Daily Forward. Nov. 17. Research at the Sanford School's Center for Strategic Philanthropy & Civil Society says 34 existing major foundations are projected to complete their spend-downs by 2020, representing nearly half of all spend-down foundations in the history of philanthropy. 

The Huffington Post. Nov. 16. Associate Professor Tim Profeta discusses the climate change and environmental challenges and priorities of the second Obama administration.

NJ. Nov. 15. Doctoral candidate Sarah Fuller writes that Hurricane Sandy could lead to poorer birth outcomes for babies in New Jersey.

The Newark Star-Ledger. Nov. 13. Obama's foreign policy team is in transition that combines resignations of generals due to scandal with the usual changes at the beginning of a second term in an "unfortunate coincidence," says Peter Feaver. 

The New York Times. Nov. 13. Concerns over the conduct of high-ranking military officers is growing due to recent scandals, and the long deployments are part of the problem. Peter Feaver says the Navy will be the next branch to be in the hot seat as its role in foreign policy increases. 

Triangle Business Journal. Nov. 13. How did the media perform in its coverage of the 2012 elections? A panel will give their opinions at Duke University’s Sanford School of Public Policy this Saturday. 

The Chicago Tribune. Nov. 13. The Obama administration's second term foreign policy reorganization is "a 'Rubik's Cube' of decisions to make on who sits where, and figuring out the solution is getting more complicated," said Peter Feaver.

News 14. Nov. 13. Don Taylor discusses how health care exchanges may be implemented in North Carolina, beginning around the 11-minute mark.

The Washington Post. Nov. 9. With the fiscal cliff looming, a carbon tax might become more attractive as a way of raising revenues said Billy Pizer. Taxes discourage things and "it might as well be something bad like pollution instead of employment and savings.”

NPR.org. Nov. 2. Michael Munger says the fastest way to fix gas scarcity after Hurricane Sandy is to let the market work it out and permit price gouging.

The Nation. Oct. 31. An op-ed by Kiertisak Toh says the third presidential debate showed an unexpected transformation in Mitt Romney "from a war-ready neo-con hawk to a more pragmatic 'realist,'" prompting questions on how much of this change is believable.

CKUT. Oct. 30. Speaking at the fifth McGill Conference on Global Food Security, Marc Bellemare highlighted the major differences between high food prices and price volatility, their impact on global food insecurity, and policy implications of his research. 

Time. Oct. 25. “Parents should be given access to this information that’s derived from their bodies and their children’s bodies,” says Misha Angrist of the Duke Institute for Genome Sciences & Policy. “This information is for everyone. It’s scary because we have chosen to make it scary. We exacerbate it by treating it like the bogeyman.”

Charlotte Observer. Oct. 25. Mike Munger, a political science professor and the Libertarian candidate for governor in 2008, reacts to how the North Carolina governor candidates performed in their final debate.

Inside Higher Ed. Oct. 22. Charles Clotfelter has written a synopsis paper on studied funded by the Gates Foundation grant to examine ways of evaluation the performances of colleges, and says data is being used to measure outcomes, but there are still questions of what adjustments should be made.

Reuters. Oct. 18. A lack of carbon pricing and the availability of cheap natural gas mean clean coal technology has little chance for drawing government investment and attention, said Tim Profeta

NPR.org. Oct. 18. Nicholas Carnes discusses the super-rich and their impact on legislation on the show "On Point."

The Durham Herald Sun. Oct. 17.  Political debates generate attention, but have little effect on elections. "Statistical analysis of all the debates since 1960 show that none of them had an impact,"said Michael Munger.

USA Today. Oct. 17. New census data reveals new patterns of cohabitation and marriage. About 60% of cohabiting moms will marry by the time a child is 12, says family demographer Christina Gibson-Davis.

PBS.org. Oct. 17.  Peter Ubel discussed his new book, "Critical Choices," on the Tavis Smiley show.

The (South Carolina) State. Oct. 17. Obama has received twice the amount of donations from military personnel as Romney a recent report shows. Obama may also be winning a broader battle for support in an election that has seen both candidates “assiduously” court the military, Peter Feaver said.

The Nation.  Oct. 17. Kiertisak Toh, senior fellow at DCID, discusses the contrasting foreign policies of Obama and Romney.

The New York Times. Oct. 15. Election year politics have influenced the discussion about the attacks in Benghazi. “The line was ‘Osama bin Laden has been killed, the war on terror has been won,’ so why muddy that?” said Peter Feaver.

The New York Times. Oct. 15. Study by Peter Feaver and other finds that military endorsements help Democrats more. “The public has internalized the idea that the military tends to lean conservative and Republican.

Bloomberg Businessweek. Oct. 15. The attack in Libya presents an opening for the Romney campaign. “He has to show that he understands the broader strategic context. The opportunity is for him to present a compelling analysis of the threats we face in the Middle East,” said Peter Feaver.

The New York Times Magazine. Oct. 13. Nicholas Carnes discusses class and legislation in his essay, "Which Millionare Are You Voting For?"

The Chicago Tribune. Oct. 12.  Their complexity is what makes them fascinating says Bill Chafe in discussing his new book, "Bill and Hillary: The Politics of the Personal."

WUNC. Oct. 9. Historian William Chafe is a guest on “The State of Things,” talking about his book on Bill and Hillary Clinton’s unique marriage.

PBS. Oct. 9. PBS’s “Frontline” tonight offers biographies of the presidential candidates in conjunction with the launch at Duke of an expansive oral history of the candidates' lives, drawing on scores of interviews with those who know the men best.

PBS NewsHour. Oct. 8. Peter Feaver, professor of political science and public policy, talks about how the United States should move forward on foreign policy priorities.

Newsweek. Oct. 8. The magazine asked several national security and foreign policy experts, includingSanford Prof. Bruce Jentleson, to come to the Brookings Institute and take part in a "war game" simulation. The "what if" question: Israel attacks Iran's nuclear facilities in the final days before the U.S.

The Daily Beast. Oct 8. Sanford School professor Bruce Jentleson, State Department adviser in the Clinton and Obama administrations, played the role of National Security Adviser in a “war game simulation” at the Brookings Institution based on the scenario of Israel attacking Iran.

Air Force Times. Oct. 7. “[For] several decades, the Republicans had what is known as ‘issue ownership’ on national security,” said Peter Feaver on Obama's upward climb in military polling. “The last five to six years has produced a little bit of a swing of the pendulum.”

Duke Law News. Oct. 4. Professor Jonathan Wiener served as co-organizer and co-chair of the World Congress on Risk, held in July in Sydney, Australia. The World Congress examined the potential for catastrophic surprises, including extreme climate change, pandemic disease, and terrorism.

Durham Herald-Sun. Oct. 3. Professors Don Taylor and Mac McCorkle discussed the first presidential debate of 2012 during a pre-debate event and watch party. McCorkle cautioned against expecting a dramatic debate, saying knockouts "usually don’t happen.

PBS NewsHour. Oct. 2. Economics professor William Darity cites the almost one-in-five blacks out of work here and says the president simply hasn't done enough to help. He says he has decided to sit out the presidential vote.

News & Observer. Oct. 1. An election season can’t-miss: Presidential advisers Robert Gibbs and Karl Rove will debate foreign policy at Page Auditorium on Oct. 22, the same day as the televised presidential candidates’ debate on foreign policy. Professor Peter Feaver will moderate the debate.

News & Observer. Sept. 28. Professor Don Taylor writes that despite experiencing a recent spate of scandals, UNC-Chapel Hill is still a force for good.

New York Times. Sept. 28. Professor Peter Feaver commented on Mitt Romney's suggestion that the White House ignored warnings of anti-American attacks in Libya.

Chronicle of Higher Education. ​Sept. 27. Noah Pickus, associate research professor, and Suzanne Shanahan, associate director of the Kenan Institute of Ethics, discussed blurring boundaries of cheating and ownership in light of the recent uproar over purported cheating at Harvard.

News & Observer. Sept. 22. Professor William "Sandy" Darity has a proposal for full employment that involves creating a national investment employment corps that would guarantee a job to all adults.

Wisconsin Public Radio. Sept. 20. Professor Nick Carnes speaks to Joy Cardin about how lawmakers' former careers directly affect economic policy.

CBS News. Sept. 15. Michael Munger, a professor of political science, public policy and economics, says North Carolina is not clearly a swing state.

The Chicago Tribune. Sept. 14. In this op-ed, Stephen R. Kelly points out the increasing dangers to the U.S. diplomatic corp, turning them into "soldiers without guns."

Boston Globe. Sept 14. “Foreign policy and national security has always been the wild card in this election,” says political science professor Peter Feaver. “It’s still going to be the economy first. But it’s not going to be the economy only.”

NPR. Sept. 14. "The events in Cairo, the early tweets from Cairo, seem to be a kind of smoking-gun illustration of (Romney’s) critique of Obama," says political scientist Peter Feaver.

The Globe and Mail. Sept. 14. Bruce Jentleson rejects Republican criticism of Mr. Obama’s approach to foreign policy, saying: "Their version of leadership is a lot of bluster. It’s more about rhetoric than results.

WBEZ-Chicago. Sept. 13. Professor Helen Ladd spoke on WBEZ-Chicago about issues related to the Chicago teacher strike, including the effects of poverty on educational outcomes, which is stronger than almost any other educational characteristic.

Boston Globe. Sept. 12. Professor Elizabeth O. Ananat expressed dismay at a Romney ad attacking the welfare program. “It’s really disappointing to me to use something that has been a bipartisan success,’’ she said, “as an election-year cudgel.’’

The Durham Herald-Sun. Sept. 11. Gov. Jon Huntsman, Jr gave the Sanford Lecture on foreign policy at Duke, discussing US-China relations.

The National Journal. Sept. 11. Republicans are trying to pin cuts to the military budget on Obama, but it may be hard for him to avoid blame if the cuts occur on his watch says Peter Feaver.

Education News. Sept. 11. Jacob Vigdor answers interview questions about the labor and educational issues involved in the teacher's strike in Chicago.

Huffington Post. Sept. 11. "It's one of the most successful environmental laws ever enacted," said Bill Holman, director of state policy at the Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions, on the EPA's Clean Water Act.

The Los Angeles Times. Sept. 11. "The Chicago teachers strike may in fact be the first open battle in a protracted war" over teacher evaluations and job protections, said Jacob Vigdor.

National Association of College and University Business Officers. June 30. John Burness answers questions about the importance of transparency in communications for institutions of higher learning in the digital age.

Bloomberg. Sept. 5. The recession has hit African Americans hard, because "wealth generation is driven by the resources the previous generation has at hand,” and Obama has not been bold enough in addressing this says William Darity.

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Sept. 1. Ryan's health care reform proposals shift costs to patients and unclear if it would reduce spending. "There is no technical solution. We need to try everything," said Don Taylor.

Publishers Weekly. Aug. 31. This excerpt of William Chafe's new book, Bill and Hilary, looks at the private agreement between the couple.

Foreign Policy. Aug. 30.  A Mitt Romney administration would return to the bullying neoconservative approach to foreign policy, which is dangerous and unrealistic in the current situation, argues Bruce Jentleson.

Foreign Policy. Aug. 30. A Romney administration would correct the foreign policy failures of the current administration argues Peter Feaver.

The Irish Times. Aug. 30.  Peter Feaver calls Republican vice-presidential candidate Paul Ryan's convention speech “the off Broadway debut for the 2016 campaign”.

The Philadelphia Inquirer. Aug. 29. The Romney campaign's claim that the Obama administration has eliminated the work requirement from welfare "it's not true; it's inaccurate and misleading," said Elizabeth Ananat, assistant professor of public policy and economics.

NPR. Aug. 29. Jacob Vigdor debates the timing and importance of teaching algebra in middle and high school on "The Diane Rehm Show."

Associated Press. Aug. 23. John Burness is skeptical of the claim by Penn State President Graham Spanier of being unaware of the sex abuse scandal involving the former football coach. "It is a little difficult to believe, given the prominence of Joe Paterno and the various emails that ended up going back and forth," he said.

News 14. Aug. 22.  On the show, "Capital Tonight," Don Taylor compares the Affordable Care Act and the Romney-Ryan plans.  Taylor's remarks begin at the12.30 mark and end at 16.00.

NPR. Aug. 20.  On the show, Marketplace, Peter Ubel discusses the "consolidation battle... between insurers and hospitals," as companies buy each other.

Radio Free Europe. Aug. 18. If the al-Assad regime in Syria falls, Hizballah would be a "significant loser," says Bruce Jentleson, "losing their principal supporter in Syria."

San Jose Mercury News. Aug. 16. California will issue driver's licenses to young illegal immigrants who have work permits based on the recent federal deportation relief rules. Jacob Vigdor agrees that while immigration is a federal matter, licenses are a state matter. "The Constitution says nothing about driver's licenses," he said.

NPR Marketplace.org. Aug. 13. On Paul Ryan as the Republican vice-presidential candidate, Nick Carnes said,"If Romney's goal was to clearly distinguish himself from the president on economic issues, he couldn't have picked a better person in Washington to do that."

NBC News.com.  Aug. 10.  Tax breaks for wind energy are a part of the presidential campaign debate, but Billy Pizer says that the breaks can cause problems for the industry, as in the past they have not been consistently renewed, creating a "boom-and-bust" cycle.

AlertNet. August 8. Marc Bellemare discusses the new Food Security Media Analysis, calling it a laudable effort.    

Metro. August 7. Marc Bellemare explains how the food crisis in Africa is the consequence of structural and political problems.

Russia TV.com. Aug. 7. Nicolas Carnes tells a Russian TV channel that because members of Congress are disproportionately wealthy, "People who care about the working class have to fight tooth and nail to pass anything in Washington."

NBC17. August 7. Philip Cook contributes to the gun control debate, saying that law makers are hesitant to pass gun control laws because advocates are single issue voters. 

CNTV. August 3. Marc Bellemare discusses the punishing US drought and how farmers are not looking to recover, just to cope. 

The Atlantic. Aug. 3. India wins surprisingly few medals at the Olympics, and that may be because India has a small "effectively participating population" in athletics due to poverty and other social factors said Anirudh Krishna.

Speaker.gov. August 2. Corinne Krupp is included in 88 economists who believe Obama's tax plan will further damage the economy. 

American Public Media. August 1. Jacob Vigdor explains a recently released study showing that economic segregation is on the rise. 

Workforce. August 1. Peter Ubel weighs in on patient health under high-deductible plans.

The Tribune Express. Aug. 1. In spite of its population, India earns few Olympic medals, due to its polarized population, sporting resources are focused on the elites, producing a small participation population of athletes according to a study by Anirudh Krishna.

CNN. July 31. Kristin Goss says there is little political incentive for those in tough congressional races to talk about gun policy.

NPR. July 31. Bruce Jentleson discusses Romney's strategy of 'toughness;' Romney presents his top national security priority as preventing Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons.

PolitiFact. July 29. Bruce Jentleson helps set the record straight on some of Romney's foreign policy claims. 

National Geographic. July 26. Tim Profeta on the amount of energy in oceans; ocean wave and tidal currents have the potential to account for 15% of nation's electricity by 2030. 

CNN.com. July 24. There is little political will for new gun control laws and historically, "the pro control side has struggled to come up with a compelling narrative," said Kristin Goss.

The New York Times. July 24. In the aftermath of the Colorado shooting, Philip Cook said, “My research over 35 years demonstrates that the effect of gun availability is not to increase the crime rate but to intensify the crime that exists and convert assaults into murders."

Reuters US. July 21. In the wake of the shooting in Aurora, Co., "I really don't foresee any serious discussion of gun control," said Kristin Goss.

The Huffington Post. July 20. David Schanzer reflects on recent anti-Muslim sentiment, the diversity of Islam and the realities of being a Muslim in America.

Current TV. July 20. Kristin Goss does not think that either party has interest in touching the subject of gun control in an election year; instead the focus will shift to the individual's motives. 

The Herald Sun. July 18. Gunther Peck asks whether the H-1B visa program is accelerating the way outsourcing is happening over time. 

BostonInno. July 18. The gentrification of South Boston is causing controversy in the neighborhood, but the process is hard to avoid once it begins says Jacob Vigdor.

Inside Higher Ed. July 13. The "culture of reverence" for football at Penn State that contributed to the Sandusky scandal is "unremarkable in that it's so ordinary," says Charles Clotfelter.

Deccan Chronicle (India). July 10. JeulandHamoudi, & Pattanayak's study finds that 90% of household's drinking water in rural Andhra Pradesh is contaminated by fecal bacteria.

The Herald Sun. July 9. Peter Ubel receives praise for his suggestion that the Medicare drug benefit include a variable co-pay system.  

The Raleigh News & Observer. July 9. Sanford professor Bruce Jentleson has been appointed to the Obama campaign's National Security Advisory Steering Committee, and is co-chairing the Middle East working group.

Business2Community. July 8. Helen Ladd and Jacob Vigdor blame the use of home computers and high- speed internet for the decline in math and reading scores of young students.

The Columbia Journalism Review. July 6. Research associate Fiona Morgan supports a proposal for a C-Span type service to help reporters and citizens to keep an eye on state legislatures. “That is really where the rubber hits the road in terms of decisions being made without people knowing what’s going on,” she said.

The Lookout. July 6. Tim Profeta helps explain why fires, heat waves, and storms are occurring more often.

Education News. July 5. Joel Rosch discusses North Carolina's reconsideration of a law that would treat 16 and 17-year-olds as adults, not juveniles. 

National Geographic. July 5. Tim Profeta presents the changing concern over climate change despite record heat and Colorado fires. 

Atlanta Journal Constitution. July 2. Charles Clotfelter presents five unresolved problems with college athletics. 

WRAL. June 28. Don Taylor called the Supreme Court ruling on the Affordable Care Act a victory, but for the need to focus on the next step in controlling costs.

WRAL. June 28. Peter Ubel says the Supreme Court ruling upholding the Affordable Care Act is good for Americans, expanding coverage and gives the example of closing the Medicare Part D "donut hole" in prescription coverage.

The Carrboro Citizen. June 28. Cited in the discussion of the proposed Lee Scholars Charter School, Helen Ladd finds that charter schools tend toward racial concentrations and expand the black/white achievement gap.

News 14. June 28. The morning of the SCOTUS health care decision, Peter Ubel was standing by on News 14.

Bloomberg Businessweek. June 26. The Supreme Court's decision on the Arizona immigration law reveals "a divide in the Republican party" who don't want to be seen as anti-immigration but also don't want to be seen as backing off on a tough anti-illegal immigration stance said Jacob Vigdor.

The Winston-Salem Journal. June 25. The recent Supreme Court ruling on immigration "will not be the final battle" over the issue in the courts, due to a mismatch of federal authority to regulate and state law responsibility for law enforcement says Jacob Vigdor.

The Saint Louis Dispatch. June 18. While awaiting the Supreme Court decision on the Affordable Care act, the insurance companies give money to both sides, hoping for action, says Don Taylor.

Minnesota Public Radio. June 18.  The Egyptian military has been increasing its power, even with the election of members of the Muslim Brotherhood, says Bruce Jentleson on the show "The Daily Circuit."

The Chicago Tribune. June 17.  The 200th anniversary of the War of 1812 is a good time to reflect on the long friendship between the U.S. and Canada says Stephen Kelly.

Voice of Russia. June 14. Health care policy is in play, no matter what the Supreme Court decides and the Republicans have no plan for reform, says Don Taylor.

C-SPAN. June 13. David Schanzer talks about the role of national security in presidential elections, past and present. 

CBS News. June 12. Male doctors are paid consistently more than female doctors according to a new study by lead author Peter Ubel, even after specialty and hours are considered.

The Nation - Thailand. June 12.  Kiertisak Toh discusses the possible impact of Eurozone austerity measures on the Thai economy, noting that both Paul Krugman and the IMF have data showing austerity policies are followed by economic contraction and higher unemployment.

The Economist. June 9. “Taxpayers with incomes over $1 million tend to favor higher education, health, and the arts,” notes Charles Clotfelter in an article debating the merits of tax breaks for charity.

TBS Seoul Korea. June 8.  Cory Krupp discusses the New York city ban on large servings of soda with Mike Weisberg on the show "This Morning."

The News & Observer and The Philadelphia Inquirer. June 5.  Peter Ubel's op-ed discusses the flaws in New York's new policy banning big servings of soft drinks.

Salon.com. June 2. Democrats and progressives are divided over policy on Syria and the debate is about finding the “optimal balance between force and diplomacy,” said Bruce Jentleson.

The Wall Street Journal. May 31.  Cory Krupp finds Mayor Bloomberg's ban on big soft drink servings silly and not an effective method for addressing obesity.

News 14. May 31.  Don Taylor discusses the federal budget and rising health care costs on the show Capital Tonight, starting at minute 15.

USA Today. May 19. There is no singular defining achievement of Hillary Clinton's tenure as Secretary of State said Bruce Jentleson.

Australian Broadcasting Corporation. May 8. Bruce Jentleson discussed foreign policy and the American presidential race on the radio show PM with Mark Colvin.

Psychology Today. May 4.  Peter Ubel persuades a stranger on a plane to reconsider Obamacare.

Chicago Magazine. April 30. In spite of gains in racial desegregation cited in the work of Jacob Vigdor and Edward Glaeser, economic segregation is still high in Chicago. 

The Los Angeles Times. April 29.  On the 20th anniversary since the 1992 race riots in Los Angeles, the city is now one of the least segregated places in the country, according to the research of Edward Glaeser and Jacob Vigdor.

The Christian Science Monitor. The Trayon Martin case may be a turning point in national debate on gun policy. Phil Cook says that "progressives have got to stand their ground against the NRA."

NBC 17. April 9.  As Wake County begins a capital murder trail, Phil Cook discusses about the added expense of death penalty cases, which can be about $11 million a year for North Carolina.

News 14 Carolina. April 4.  Don Taylor discusses the possible implications of the Supreme Court ruling on the Affordable Care Act on the program Political Connections.

National Public Radio. April 4. Charles Clotfelter talks about the economics of state lotteries in the wake of the Mega-Million jackpot.

CBS Evening News. March 30.  Very little of lottery money goes to education says Charles Clotfelter.

The Christian Science Monitor. March 30. The state come out ahead in the big lottery jackpots because of extra spending, but it doesn't solve funding problems, said Philip Cook.

The New York Times. March 28. Diplomatic pressure is increasing for a solution in Syria. “You can imagine a deal in which the Iranians say, ‘We’re not going to support Assad,’ in exchange for a deal on nukes,” said Bruce W.

New York Times. March 26. The Supreme Court orders an appellate court to reconsider its decision on patents on genes held by Myriad, which are a thing, not a method, says Robert Cook-Deegan.

Climate Wire. March 26.  The next World Bank leader will need to help drive clean energy in developing countries says Billy Pizer.

The Gaston Gazette. March 24. “The state is encouraging gambling—promising more than the players will really ever receive,” said Phillip Cook about the NC state lottery.

Contra Costa Times. March 22. Columnist Thomas Sowell cites Jacob Vigdor's report on levels of racial segregation as an indicator of the consequences of social policy.

Education Week. March 20.  Students leaving traditional schools for charters can end up leaving the district worse off says Helen Ladd.

The Washington Post. March 16.  The column rebuts a recent critique in Education Next of Helen Ladd's positions on the impact of poverty on children's performance in school.

Education Next. Summer 2012.  The claim that a child's educational achievement is based on the family's income  advanced in Helen Ladd's address to APPAM  and recent NY Times Op-ed is disputed in this article.

Bloomberg News. March 14. Georgia's state lottery funds pays for college scholarship and pre-kindergarten programs, funds that come mostly from lower-income people, creating a "pro-rich, wealth-redistribution scheme," says Charles Clotfelter.

Politico.com. March 11.  Auto-enrollment in employer health insurance could work as an alternative to the individual mandate says Don Taylor.

PBS Media Shift Idea Lab.org. March 6. On a panel at SXSW Interactive, DeWitt Wallce researcher Fiona Morgan discusses how modern-day "penny presses" can serve readers who are not white, educated and middle-class, but who want local news.

Sun News Network. March 5.  Stephen Kelly discusses the uneven impact of Canadian oil on gas prices in the U.S. on the video show "The Source with Ezra Levant."

Highland News, March 5. Jacob Vigdor traveled to Highland, IN, at his own expense to discuss his research on the negative effects of including six-graders in middle school with the local school board as they consider such a change.

The Economist. March 3. Sometimes election fraud is masquerades as incompetence, says Judith Kelley.

The New Orleans Time-Picayune. March 1.  The departure of Olympia Snowe from the Senate will not help solve the gridlock problem says David Schanzer.

The Duke Chronicle. Feb. 29.  Michigan win doesn't cement Romeny's status as front runner yet says Pope "Mac" McCorkle.

WRAL.com. Feb. 29.  On a panel about reform of college sports, Charles Clotfelter points out that universities are running commerical enterprises and need to go to the board of trustees to create reform.

WPR.org. Feb. 29.  Christina Gibson-Davis talks about the increasing number of children out of wedlock and the falling marriage rates among working-class people on the Kathleen Dunn Show.

WUNC.org. Feb. 28. Charles Clotfelter discusses possible reforms in college sports on the show "The State of Things."

WBUR 90.9.org. Feb. 28. Bob Korstad discusses the policy issues surrounding the workers in fulfillment warehouses for online shops on the NPR show "On Point."

Climate Wire.com. Feb.24. A new World Bank president from an developing country might not share environmentalist's concerns says Associate Professor Billy Pizer.

Climate Wire.com. Feb.24. A new World Bank president from an developing country might not share environmentalist's concerns says Associate Professor Billy Pizer.

The Investigative Fund.org. Sarah Cohen discusses the new software tools her group, The Reporter's Lab, is developing to help reporters shift through databases and document dumps to glean key information for stories.

WUNC 91.5. Feb. 21.  Professors David Schanzer and Don Taylor discuss gridlock in Congress with some of their students on the show "The State of Things."

The New York Times. Feb. 21. The Obama administration position reflects the current middle of American opinion towards Iran says Peter Feaver, but the election year could cause language to heat up.

The Huffington Post.com. Feb. 17. The would-be suicide bomber arrested outside the Capitol is a serious case of homegrown terrorism says David Schanzer.

The Bay State Banner. Feb. 16. The decline in housing segregation outlined in a report by Jacob Vigdor is a sign of progress.

The Independent. Feb. 8. NC charter schools are not required by law to provide transportation or other services, a factor in why the majority of North Carolina charter schools are predominantly white, according a survey by Helen Ladd.

The Christian Science Monitor. Feb. 8. A new report on homegrown terrorism among Muslim-Americans shows that those who predicted a rapid increase were wrong says David Schanzer.

The Duke Chronicle. Feb. 8. Sanford Professor Jacob Vigdor discusses his recent study on the decline of segregation and how it is progress, but not yet the arrival of a "post-racial" America.

United Press International. Feb. 8. David Schanzer comments on new report on decline of terrorism among Muslim-Americans, which is committed by a small number of people and condemned by the community.

BBC World Service. Feb. 7. Bruce Jentleson discusses the reaction to the Russian veto of the UN resolution on Syria and the changing nature of the revolution there. His remarks begin at the 4.40 mark.

The New York Times. Feb. 6. Terrorism by Muslim-Americans is on the decline according to new study released by the Triangle Center on Terrorism and Homeland Security and authored by UNC Professor Charles Kurzman.

Yahoo News. Feb. 6. US should respond to unrest in Syria through sanctions and other channels, not a "boots on the ground" military response says Bruce Jentleson.

WHNT19 News.com. Feb. 4. Current estimates of increased gun ownership are problematic, including that based on polling data. Philip Cook finds that men are more likely to say there is a gun in the home than women.

ABC 11.com. Feb.3. In the midst of local protests that sanctions on Iran are too severe, Bruce Jentleson says that sanctions have a role and diplomatic goal, but he is concerned about current scaremongering.

The Charlotte Observer. Feb. 3. This editorial discusses the new study by Jacob Vigdor and Edward Glaeser on the decline of housing segregation in the context of equality and economic progress in the past 40 years.

NPR.org. Feb. 1. Jacob Vigdor discusses his new study on the decline of housing segregation in the U.S. on the talk show, "Talk of the Nation."

Wall Street Journal.com. Feb. 1. Jacob Vigdor discusses his new study on declining segregation in housing in this video.

The Los Angeles Times. Jan. 30. Segregation by housing of African-Americans has declined to historically low levels according to a new report by Sanford Professor Jacob Vigdor and Edward Glaeser of Harvard University.

New York Times. Jan. 30. Residential segregation is low, but problems of inequality persist says a new study by Sanford Professor Jacob Vigdor and Edward Glaeser of Harvard.

USA Today. Jan. 30. A new study by Sanford Professor Jacob Vigdor and Edward Glaser of Harvard University finds that housing segregation for African-Americans has fallen to the lowest level in a century.

New York Times. Jan. 27. Big-time sports help colleges build popular and political support says Charles Clotfelter.

Science News. Jan. 23. Associate Professor Judith Kelley comments on the multiple methods of election fraud.

The New York Times. Jan. 20. Big-time sports don't just eat up money at universities, but also time, finds Charles Clotfelter, who examined library use during March Madness.

WRAL. Jan. 19. Congressional gridlock makes progress on the federal budget difficult say Erskine Bowles and Alan Simpson, co-chairs of the fiscal reform commission.

The Durham Herald-Sun. Jan. 19. Debt commission co-chairs Erskine Bowles and Alan Simpson remain positive that country will address its fiscal problems.

The Raleigh News & Observer. Jan. 19. In a talk at Duke, Erksine Bowles and Alan Simpson are still pushing their bipartisan fiscal reform plan.

The Washington Post. Jan. 11. Experts unsure why the death rate from homicide in the US has dropped to 50 year low, but Philip Cook does not think it is due to the business cycle, as recessions have little or no effect on the rate.

Duke Today.com. Jan. 4. Charles Clotfelter lists the top five reasons colleges have big-time sports programs.