The Boston Globe. Apr. 16. Over the past years, worries of terrorism have faded for the public. "That's just human nature. And that's good. We don't want people obsessing about being afraid - especially afraid of something that has a very, very low likelihood," said David Schanzer.
Financial Times. Apr. 15. The proposed gun bill requires background checks to determine eligibility to purchase a gun, and anyone "adjudicated mentally defective" is unable to buy guns. "It should be noted that this is a very restrictive notion of mental illness," said Phil Cook.
The New York Times. Apr. 14. The Supreme Court's upcoming decision on single genes may not apply to most diagnostic tests or drugs. "I don't think this affects many patents that really matter to companies," said Robert Cook-Deegan.
Nature. Apr. 10. On April 15, the Supreme Court will begin hearings in order to answer the question: are human genes patentable? "Symbolically, this case is a pretty big deal. But the practical consequences of it are limited," said Robert Cook-Deegan.
Columbia Journalism Review. April 8. An interview with Bill Adair, creator of PolitiFact, will be the Knight Chair at Sanford this fall.
Yahoo! News. Apr. 8. The drive to expand background check legislation is not futile. As Phil Cook said, "The stakes are so high that even if we reduced gun violence by just 1 percent, it would more than pay for the inconvenience of the background check legislation."
Al Jazeera. Apr. 6. Are college athletes exploited when millions of dollars are made off of their uncompensated athletic abilities? "The 'student athlete' is a term that I use in quotes because it was made by the NCAA," said Charles Clotfelter.
Politico. Apr. 4. Bill Adair, creator of Politifact and Washington bureau chief for the Tampa Bay Times, will join Duke's faculty in July as the Knight Professor of the Practice of Journalism and Public Policy.
The Wall Street Journal. Apr. 4. States have passed more measures expanding the right to carry firearms since the Sandy Hook shooting. Kristin Goss, who supports gun control legislation, said the gun-rights expansions are "technical and incremental."