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Bloomberg. July 8. Rich Candidates Risk Clinton Gaffe With Senate in Play. Nick Carnes

Politico. July 2. Let’s Talk About ‘Death Panels’. Don Taylor

Sun News. July 2. Unwed mothers have better luck with marriage if they say 'I Do' before child is 3: Study. Christina Gibson-Davis

Newser. July 2. Unwed Parents' 'Magic Moment' Lasts 'Til Kid Is 3. Christina Gibson-Davis

NY Mag.  July 2. Should We Care How Long Unwed Parents’ ‘Magic Moment’ Is? Christina Gibson-Davis

Counsel and Heal. July 2.Perfect Marital Bliss Passes 3 Years for Unwed Parents. Christina Gibson-Davis

Contra Costa Times. June 25. Guest Commentary: The long, dark shadow of unemployment touches many. Anna Gassman-Pines

Milwaukee Public Radio. June 26. Thursday on Lake Effect: Closing the Racial Wealth Gap, Conflict Resolution, Mental Side of Tennis. Sandy Darity

Washington Post. July 8. What do policymakers want from academic experts on nuclear proliferation? Peter Feaver

News & Observer. June 24. One lost job, many effects. Anna Gassman-Pines

Fay Observer. May 22. Fracking: Tests hint at Cumberland County gas deposits. Richard Newell

Politifact. June 20.3 takeaways from the 2014 Global Fact-checking Summit. Bill Adair 

Huffington Post. June 17. Iraq Is Not a 'Terrorism' Problem. David Schanzer 

On Point with Tom Ashbrook. June 18. America’s Diabetes Surge. Kelley Brownell 

OUP Blog. June 13. Eight facts about the gun debate in the United States. Kristin Goss 

Bill Moyer. June 4. The Past Isn’t Past: The Economic Case for Reparations. Sandy Darity 

Huffington Post. May 30. The Climate Post: Upcoming EPA Power Plant Rule Stirs Speculation. Tim Profeta 

National Review. May 28. Divestment: A Hollow, Feel-Good Gesture from the Campus Left. Michael Munger

Forbes. May 28. Do People On The Right Feel Superior To Those On The Left? Peter Ubel 

Chicago Sun-Times. June 27. A computer for every student solves nothing. Jacob Vigdor

Bloomberg. June 30. Housing Sales Hurt as Fewer Immigrants Chase Owner Dream. Jacob Vigdor

ANINEWS. July 3.Unwed parents should marry before their kids' turn 3: Study. Christina Gibson-Davis 

NJ. June 27. Long-term unemployment assistance helps families, communities: Opinion. Anna Gassman-Pines 

WNCAT. May 27. 14 Moral Monday protesters arrested after sit-in in Tillis' office. Nancy MacLean

Green Bay Press Gazette. June 5. Admiral hopes to squelch military scandals. Peter Feaver

Washington Examiner. May 28. Cap-and-trade to get fresh look with EPA power plant rule. Tim Profeta.

Asia Times. May 29. Obama 'imprisoned' by terror paradigm. Bruce Jentleson 

News & Observer. May 27. Teachers get higher pay but give up tenure in NC Senate GOP plan. Jacob Vigdor

Charlotte Observer. May 27. Teachers get higher pay but give up tenure in NC Senate GOP plan. Jacob Vigdor

NY Times. May 28. Rebutting Critics, Obama Seeks Higher Bar for Military Action. Peter Feaver 

MSNBC. May 27. After UC Santa Barbara shooting, does gun control have new life? Kristin Goss

Washington Examiner. May 28. Cap-and-trade to get fresh look with EPA power plant rule. Tim Profeta

The Atlantic. May 23. On Whose Shoulders the Research Stands. William Darity

Global Post. May 27. Obama to make new bid to define foreign policy. Bruce Jentleson

Demos. May 23. An Expert Responds to Ta-Nehisi Coates on Reparations. William Darity 

New Republic. May 21. The Economics of Reparations: Why Congress Should Meet Ta-Nehisi Coates's Modest Demand. William Darity 

Science of Us. May 22. Why More Women Are Getting Unnecessary Double Mastectomies. Peter Ubel 

Huffington Post. May 20. 9/11 Museum Should Not Conflate Islam and Terrorism.DavidSchanzer

Duke Chronicle. June 16th.Sanford dean lends expertise to film on nation's food industry. Kelly Brownell 

Voices Chicago Suntimes. May 21.Sue’s Morning Stretch: The shocking things you’ll learn in ‘Fed Up’. Kelly Brownell 

Columbia Journalism Review. May 21. For the Times' innovation report to stick, its journalists need to be on board. Bill Adair May 21.The New York Times, innovation and the pampered newsroom. Bill Adair 

American Journalism Review. May 19. What the New York Times Innovation Report Says About the State (and Future) of Digital News. Bill Adair

USA Today. May 19. Bundled payments could cut Medicare fraud, experts say. Peter Ubel

The Boston Post. May 18.In readying Yale speech, Kerry looks back, ahead. Peter Feaver 

Politico. May 16.President Obama’s big carbon crackdown readies for launch. Tim Profeta 

USA Today. May 19. Bundled payments could cut Medicare fraud, experts say. Peter Ubel 

National Journal. May 19. If Your Grandma Gave You Savings Bonds for Your Birthdays, You Just Might Be White. William Darity Jr

Money Life. May 15.How many people are shot each year in America? Philip Cook

Mother Jones. May 16. Why Don’t We Know How Many People Are Shot Each Year in America? Philip Cook 

The State. May 28. Teachers get higher pay but give up tenure in NC Senate GOP plan. Jacob Vigdor

Independent Weekly. May 7. Can Republicans squeeze a teacher pay raise from their denuded budget? Helen Ladd

Livement. May 9.Why India has woken up to the importance of toilets.Subhrendu Pattanayak 

News and Observer. May 3. 6 options on NC teacher pay. Jacob Vigdor 

Politico. May 12. School lunch changes cooking in subcommittee – State Watch: farm breweries and distilleries – Oregon to start collecting GMO ballot signatures. Kelly Brownell 

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. May 11. Hard part of Affordable Care Act is making health system affordable. Donald Taylor 

Huffington Post Entertainment. May 9. Everyone Who Eats Food Should Probably See 'Fed Up'. Kelly D Brownell 

New York Times Deal Book. May 8. Lopsided Approach to Wall Street Fraud Undermines the Law. Ted Kaufman May 7. Approaches to digital fact checking across the world. Bill Adair 

South China Morning Post. May 6. "Hong Kong still seeking a middle ground on electoral." Judith Kelley May 3. "Teacher pay, Common Core take center stage during education panel." Joel Rosch

News & Observer. May 2." A forum will bring refreshing talk of stronger public schools." Helen F. Ladd.

National Geographic. May 1. "Cross State Air Pollution Rule Reinstated by Supreme Court." Tim Profeta

American Economic Association. May 1."Changing Conceptions of Poverty." William Darity Jr.

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. May 1. "Almost 140,000 Residents of Wisconsin Enrolled in Obamacare." Donald Taylor

United Press International. April 29. "Many Chipotle Customers Underestimate Calories of a Burrito." Peter Ubel

BBC News. April 29. "The Rich Rule Because Politicians Are Rich." Nicholas Carnes

AlterNet. April 29. "Three Feisty Candidates Who Proudly Defend the Working and Middle Class." Nicholas Carnes

USA Today. April 28. "Poll: Americans Support Sanctions, not Arms for Ukraine." Peter Feaver

Philadelphia magazine. April 28. "Study: You're Totally Underestimating the Calories in Your Chipotle Burrito." Peter Ubel

Refinery29. April 28. "An Entire Health Study Devoted to Chipotle?" Peter Ubel

Talking Points Memo. April 28. "Of Course the U.S. is an 'Oligarchy'--We Keep Electing the Rich." Nicholas Carnes

USA Today. Also in Detroit Free Press. April 26. "Shotgun Weddings Becoming Relics of Another Time." Christina Gibson-Davis

Salon. April 26. "The 1 Percent's Midterms Scam: Why It's Not About Which Party Wins in '14." Nicholas Carnes

Washington Post. April 25. "A Simple Tweak Makes Calorie Labeling More Effective." Peter Ubel

Marketplace. April 24. "Using Data to Treat the Sickest and Most Expensive Patients." Peter Ubel

U.S. News. April 23. "After IPCC Report, What's Next for Climate Groups." Billy Pizer

Time. April 21. "What Law Schools Can Teach Colleges about Lowering Tuition." Charles Clotfelter

Forbes. April 18. "Does Higher Education Actually Prepare You for Your Career? Depends." Sanford School of Public Policy

Huffington Post. April 17. "The Climate Post: Federal Appeals Court Upholds EPA Mercury Rule." Tim Profeta

New Scientist. April 17. "The Story of Climate Change Gets Star Treatment." Frederick Mayer

New York Times. April 17. "Turn Emotion Into Action." Kristin Goss

MSNBC. April 16. "What Happens When the 1% Rules the American Political System." Nicholas Carnes

Psychology Today. April 16. "School Program Dampens Threat Response, Aggression." Kenneth Dodge

High Point Enterprise. April 15. "Mousa Alshanteer: We Need Another North Carolina Fund." Robert Korstad

The Star Ledger. April 14. "Homegrown Terrorism Threat was Overhyped: Opinion." David Schanzer

News & Observer. April 14. "Michael Munger: Economics Lesson." Michael Munger

New York Times. April 13. "In New Officers' Careers, Peace is No Dividend." Peter Feaver

WUNC. April 10. "Competitive Teaching? NC Wrestles with Paying Best Teachers More." Jacob Vigdor

Huffington Post. April 10. "Here's Scientific Proof that Life Gets Better as You Get Older." Peter Ubel

NPR. April 9. "A Look at Where Medicare Money Goes." Don Taylor

Wall Street Journal. April 9. "Immigrants in New York City Bolster Housing Values." Jacob Vigdor

Washington Post. Also in Information Clearing House. April 8. "The Rich are Running Latin America--and Why That Matters." Nicholas Carnes

News & Observer. April 7. "Army's Highest Officer to Speak at Duke University on Friday." Peter Feaver

Poynter. Also in IT Business Net. April 4. "Poynter to Hold Global Fact-Checking Summit in London." Bill Adair

New York Times. April 3. "Gujarat Experiments With Expansion of Public Health Insurance." Manoj Mohanan

Houston Chronicle. April 3. "Gun-Rights Advocates Push for Weapons on Military Installations." Kristin Goss

WOSU/NPR. April 2. "OSU AD Says Financial Support for Student Athletes Should Evolve." Charles Clotfelter

Bloomberg. April1. "Companies Try to Catch CO2 Before It Touches the Sky." Tim Profeta

WBTV. April 1. "Warren's Weekly: Teacher Pay and Effectiveness, Affordable Care Act, More." Jacob Vigdor

The Chronicle. April 1. "Four Duke Seniors to Pursue Research as Hart Fellows." Alma Blount

Huffington Post. March 31. "Lifting All Boats." Hardy Vieux

Coloradoan. March 31. "Beer, Taxes, and Health: Cocktail of Issues Collides in Congress." Philip Cook

New Books in Political Science. March 31. "White-Collar Government: The Hidden Role of Class in Economic Policy-Making." Nicholas Carnes

Patent Docs. March 31. "Dr. Cook-Deegan Brings the Medical Community Up to Date on the Myriad Case." Robert Cook-Deegan

News & Observer. Also in Insurance News Net. March 29. "NC Health Insurance Enrollments Lag for Young, Healthy People." Donald Taylor

Huffington Post. March 28. "The Climate Post: Air Pollution Now Top Environmental Health Risk." Tim Profeta

UDaily. March 28. "Kaufman Papers: University Library Announces Papers of Sen. Ted Kaufman Opened for Research." Ted Kaufman

WUNC. March 27. "Political Leadership Under 40." Jane Kim

NCAA. March 23. "Close but Not Close Enough: Michael Mayer and Williams Come Up Just Short in Title Game." Frederick Mayer

Forbes. March 23. "Environmentalists: Hold Your Noses but Deal with Carbon Capture and Shale Gas Drilling." Tim Profeta

Psychology Today. March 22. "What Are You Really Hungry For?" Kelly Brownell

Huffington Post. March 21. "The Climate Post: Reports, Website Document Effects of and Need for Dialogue on Climate Change." Tim Profeta

Inc. Also in Atlanta Journal-Constitution. March 21. "Why People End Up in Dead-End Jobs." Peter Ubel

WUNC. March 20. "On Racism: 'This is Our Heritage. You Can't Get Away From It." Ta-Nehisi Coates

The Week. March 18. "Here's How to Convince Your Boss It's Okay to Watch March Madness At Work." Charles Clotfelter

Washington Post. March 17. "Don't Worry About the March Madness Worker Productivity Loss Too Much." Charles Clotfelter

Huffington Post. March 14. "Time for Full Disclosure of CIA Interrogations." David Schanzer

Huffington Post. March 14. "The Climate Post: All-Night Senate Session Focuses on Climate Change." Tim Profeta

MSNBC. March 13. "Race is the Elephant in the Room When It Comes to Inequality." William Darity Jr.

National Interest. March 13. "The Enduring Dilemmas of Democracy Promotion." Hal Brands

The Conversation. March 11. "Students Who Repeat a Year Stoke Bad Behaviour in Class." Clara Muschkin

The Hill. March 11. "Ukraine Crisis Fuels Gas Debate." Richard Newell

U.S. News. March 10. "Kids Who Repeat a Grade Can Become Discipline Problems, Study Says." Clara Muschkin

New York Times. March 10.

Fiscal Times. Also in The Week. March 10. "The Bipartisan Policy Vacuum." Don Taylor

Forbes. March 7. "Do People Move Across State Borders to Receive Generous Medicaid Benefits?" Peter Ubel

Examiner. March 7. "Assessing Class in Government Policy Making." Nicholas Carnes

WRAL. March 7. "Affordable Care Act Could Challenge NC Budget." Don Taylor

NPR. March 6. "The Crisis in Ukraine and President Obama's Foreign Policy." Peter Feaver

NPR. March 5. "Obama Looks for EU Support to Pressure Russia on Ukraine." Peter Feaver

WUNC. Also in News & Observer and Charlotte Observer. Feb. 28.

Poynter. Feb. 28. "Creating New Forms of Journalism that Put Readers in Charge." Bill Adair

Christian Science Monitor. Feb. 27. "Michelle Obama Pitches New Food Labels: More Focus on Sugar, Less on Fat." Kelly Brownell

New Security Beat. Feb. 27. "For Environmental Peacebuilding and Development Work, Collaboration Pays Dividends." Erika Weinthal

Marketplace. Feb. 27. "Making Nutrition Facts Label More Helpful." Kelly Brownell

WRAL. Feb. 27. "More Hungry Families Find Food Stamp Progress Lacking." Anna Gassman-Pines

Inside Higher Ed. Feb. 26. "How to Earn Tenure--II." Jacob Vigdor

International Business Times. Feb. 26. "Republicans Still Looking for Ways to Cut Obama's Alleged Executive Overreach." Christopher Schroeder

Duke Law. Feb. 25. "Schroeder Testifies Before House Judiciary Committee on President's Duty to Execute Laws, Feb. 26." Christopher Schroeder

Herald Sun. Feb. 25. "Public, Charter School Collaboration in the Future?" Helen Ladd

New York Times. Feb. 22. "Winners Take All, But Can't We Still Dream?" Philip Cook

CNN. Feb. 21. "What Missouri's Gun Law Change Did." Philip Cook

Technician. Feb. 20. "Duke Professor Predicts Future of Energy Policy." Tana Johnson

Forbes. Feb. 20. "Does Health Insurance Improve Health? Evidence from Massachusetts." Peter Ubel

Huffington Post. Feb. 20. "The Mistake Locals Make When Advising Tourists." Peter Ubel

Technician. Feb. 20. "Duke Professor Predicts Future of Energy Policy." Tana Johnson

Philadelphia Inquirer. Feb. 19. "At 100, Crosswords Help Her Keep an Active Mind." James Vaupel

Baltimore Sun. Feb. 19. "Gun Control Works [Editorial]." Philip Cook

Christian Science Monitor. Feb. 19. "Trade Deals: Why Obama is Stymied by Members of His Own Party." Stephen Kelly

New Republic. Feb. 18. "A New Study Makes the Case for Gun Control." Philip Cook

Tarbell. Feb. 18. "Call It a Comeback." William Darity

NPR-WBUR. Feb. 17. "Making 'Big Food' Pay for Obesity." Kelly Brownell

Reuters. Also in Business Insider; NDTV. Feb. 14.

Forbes. Feb. 11. "CVS Action Brings Call for a Food Fight." Kelly Brownell

Triangle Business Journal. Feb. 11. "One Good Teacher Can Increase a Student's Earnings by $50K." Helen Ladd

Charlotte Observer. Feb. 10. "Testing Sparks Debate at Forum on Teacher Pay, Evaluation." Helen Ladd

News & Observer. Feb. 10. "Forum Examines How to Recruit and Retain Good Teachers in NC." Helen Ladd

Time Warner Cable News. Feb. 10. "Duke University Professor Helen Ladd on Teacher Performance." Helen Ladd

Duke Today. Feb. 9. "When Research Collides with Politics." Philip Cook, Billy Pizer

News & Observer. Feb. 8. "In NC, a GOP Assault With Intent to Destroy Public Education." Helen Ladd

News & Observer. Feb. 8. "In NC, a GOP Assault With Intent to Destroy Public Education." Helen Ladd

USA Today. Also in Detroit Free Press. Feb. 6. "Is 'Biggest Loser' Winner Too Thin? Experts Weigh In." Kelly Brownell

Foreign Affairs. Feb. 6. "If It Bleeds, It Leads: How Ukraine is Upending Putin's Olympics Media Strategy." Ellen Mickiewicz

USA Today. Feb. 6. "Equality Still Elusive 50 Years After Civil Rights Act." William Chafe

News & Observer. Feb. 5. "Episodes Show that the Reality TV of Politics Is Not Always Pretty." Mac McCorkle

Forbes. Feb. 4. "Another Early Obamacare Supporter: Richard Nixon?!" Peter Ubel

The Dissenting Democrat. Feb. 4. "Congressional Caucus for Full Employment." William Darity

Los Angeles Times. Feb. 3. "How the GOP's Obamacare Alternative is Designed to Fail." Don Taylor

New Republic. Feb. 3. "The Real Reason Abortion Has Declined." Elizabeth Ananat

PolicyMic. Feb. 3. "The Real Reason Abortion Rates Are at an All-time Low." Elizabeth Ananat

Duke Chronicle. Jan. 31. "Brownell Shares Experiences at Sanford So Far." Kelly Brownell

Duke Chronicle. Jan. 31. "Clay Aiken Considers Running for Congress in North Carolina." Bill Adair

WUNC. Jan. 31. "The State of the Union: What It Means for North Carolina." Jacob Vigdor

Climate Wire. Jan. 29. "Obama Tells Sidelined Lawmakers that Climate Change is 'a Fact'." Tim Profeta

Chronicle of Higher Education. Jan. 29. "College Football Players Seek to Form a Labor Union." Charles Clotfelter

Poynter. Jan. 28. "How PolitiFact Gets Ready for 'the Super Bowl for Fact-checkers'." Bill Adair

Daily Beast. Jan. 26. "Rep. David Price Remembers When a Less Partisan Congress Actually Worked." David Price

Washington Times. Jan. 26. "Iowa Politicians Line Up to Support Veterans." Peter Feaver

Huffington Post. Jan. 24. "How the 0.01 Percent Underwrites, and Undermines, Politics." Nicholas Carnes

WUNC. Jan. 23. "How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the NSA?" David Schanzer

New York Times. Jan. 21. "Photo Archive is Said to Show Widespread Torture in Syria." Peter Feaver

USA Today. Jan. 20. "Poll: Most Americans Now Oppose the NSA Program." Peter Feaver

WRAL. Jan. 16. "Every Fourth Child...Still." Robert Korstad

Wall Street Journal. Jan. 16. "Americans' Eating Habits Take a Healthier Turn Study Finds." Kelly Brownell

Reuters. Jan. 16. "Overweight Americans Who Pick Diet Drinks Eat More Food: Study." Kelly Brownell

Sun Journal. Jan. 15. "Funding Issues Under New Health Care Law May Cause Problems." Don Taylor

News & Observer. Jan. 14. "NC Children Having to Wait for Food Stamps Unacceptable." Melissa Burroughs

Chronicle of Philanthropy. Jan. 14. "Proposed Detroit Grants Test Limits of Philanthropic Aid to Cities." Joel Fleishman

MSNBC. Jan. 13. "Nearly Half of All Americans Support Job Guarantee." William Darity

Elon Pendulum. Jan. 13. "Duke University Professor Offers Unorthodox Solutions for U.S. Income Gap." William Darity

Climate Central. Jan. 13. "Trains Will Still Move Oil Despite Wrecks, Keystone XL." Stephen Kelly

Boston Globe. Jan. 12. "America's White-Collar Congress." Nicholas Carnes

WRAL. Jan. 12. "McCrory Begins Second Year in Office Facing Familiar Challenges." Mac McCorkle

Chapel Hill News, Jan. 10. "Amanda Young: More SROs Won't Make Schools Safer." Amanda Young

Bloomberg. Also in Newsmax. Jan. 9. "Gates Shatters Image of Calmness In Faulting Obama on War." Peter Feaver

Washington Post. Jan. 8. "Congress Doesn't Have to Be a Millionaires' Club." Nicholas Carnes

WUNC. Jan. 7. "Do Most Politicians Come from Money? Here's What the Research Says." Nicholas Carnes

CRIENGLISH NEWS Plus. Jan. 7. "NSA's Proposed Reform." David Schanzer

Washington Post. Jan. 7. "Millionaires Run Our Government. Here's Why That Matters." Nicholas Carnes

Associated Press. Jan. 6. "As Cohabitation Gains Favor, Shotguns Weddings Fade." Christina Gibson-Davis

Wall Street Journal. Jan. 6. Hospital, Drug Firm Tangle Over Royalties. Robert Cook-Deegan

WNCN. Jan. 5. "Perdue's Passion for Education Continues After Leaving Office." Beverly Perdue

WNCN. Jan. 5. Duke Forum Highlights Education Reform. Kenneth Dodge

The Hill. Jan. 3. Mistake to Focus on Border Security. Jacob Vigdor

Down to Earth. Jan. 2. Gujarat's Chirajeevi Yojana Fails to Deliver. Manoj Mohanan

Triangle Business Journal. Dec. 31. Duke Study: Nurse Home Visits for Newborn Care Could Save Millions. Kenneth Dodge

Campaign for the American Reader. Dec. 31. Nicholas Carnes's "White Collar Government." Nicholas Carnes

Times of India. Dec. 30. Gujarat's Maternal Health Scheme Is a Failure: Study.  Manoj Mohanan

News & Observer. Also in Charlotte Observer. Dec. 28. Duke Energy's Rogers Leaves a Mark on His Industry. Tim Profeta

Arizona Republic. Dec. 28. Kirkpatrick Foes: Proposed Health-care Fix Re-election Move. Donald Taylor

WUNC. Dec. 23. Meet Bill Adair. Bill Adair

Marketplace. Dec. 23. Obamacare Delay Gives Healthcare Procrastinators Another Day. Peter Ubel

Washington Post. Dec. 22. Crowd-Sourcing American Foreign Policy. Bruce Jentleson

RedOrbit. Dec. 20. Saving Money While Helping Babies. Kenneth Dodge

USA Today. Also in WFMY News 2. Dec. 20. Poll: Americans See Impact of Global Warming. Frederick Mayer

Medpage Today. Dec. 19. In-Home Prenatal Visits Cut ED Visits. Kenneth Dodge

Renal & Urology News. Dec. 19. How to Evaluate Cost to Improve Care, Retain Patients. Peter Ubel

Al Jazeera America. Dec. 18. In Death, HIV-Positive Man May Become Symbol of Transplant Hope for Others. Peter Ubel

WUNC. Dec. 16. Duke Prof: Nelson Mandela Asked Me to Take a Picture With Him. James Joseph

WUNC. Dec. 16. Professors: NC Conservative Think Tank Trying to "Bully" Chapel Hill Instructor. Nancy MacLean

News & Observer. Dec. 16. Professors Ask McCrory to Speak Out Against Civitas Records Request. Nancy MacLean

Time Warner Cable Charlotte. Dec. 16. NC Professors Protest Open Records Request. Nancy MacLean

Institute for Southern Studies. Dec. 16. NC Scholars Denounce Conservative Think Tank's Demand for Professor's Email. Nancy MacLean

WRAL. Dec. 16. Professors Call Records Request "Retribution." Nancy MacLean

Christian Science Monitor, Dec. 12. For Newtown's Gun-Control Families, A Year of Mixed Results. Kristin Goss

Muncie Star Press. Dec. 11. George Wolfe: Nelson Mandela a Master of 'Soft Power.' James Joseph

Talking Points Memo. Dec. 11. The Next 5 Battleground States for Obama's Medicaid Expansion. Don Taylor

Herald-Sun. Dec. 9. Campus Briefs: Achievements. Peter Feaver

Center for Public Integrity. Also in Tucson Sentinel. Dec. 9. Shining a Light on ALEC's Power to Shape Policy. Nancy MacLean

News Observer. Dec. 8. How a Federal Job Program Would Fix Economy. William Darity

WUNC. Dec. 6. Duke Professor Emeritus Remembers Nelson Mandela. James Joseph

CNN. Dec. 6. Amb. James Joseph on Mandela Legacy. James Joseph

Washington Post. also in Bloomberg. Dec. 6. Should the FDA Stop You from Scaring Yourself with 23andMe's DNA Test? Don Taylor

News & Record. Dec. 6. State Medicaid Reform Remains Moving Target. Don Taylor

Washington Post. Dec. 6. Former U.S. Ambassador: Mandela Savvy Politician. James Joseph

WJLA. Dec. 6. Local South Africans React to Mandela's Death. James Joseph

Wilson Center. Dec. 5. Bruce Jentleson to speak at the Wilson Center for "Governing in a Borderless World: Meeting the Challenge of Instability." 


The Star-Ledger. Dec. 5. The Extraordinary Life of Nelson Mandela: Farm Boy to Freedom Fighter, Prisoner to President. James Joseph

WNCN. Dec. 5. Those Who Knew, Studied Mandela Share How He Shaped Their Lives. James Joseph

Time Warner Cable-Charlotte. Dec. 5. Nelson Mandela Dies at Age 95. James Joseph

New York Times. Dec. 4. Federal Law Requires Job Creation.  William Darity

Huffington Post. Dec. 4. Class Rules. Nicholas Carnes.

National Review Online. Dec. Things Speaker Boehner Should Keep in Mind on Immigration Reform. Jacob Vigdor

MinnPost. Dec. 4. America's Moms Are Less Active, More Sedentary than in the 1960's, Study Finds.  Kelly Brownell

Baltimore Sun. Dec. 3. Early Learning Programs Are Crucial. Helen Ladd.

Chapel Hill News. Dec. 3. Kelly Bies, a public policy senior at Duke, says, " North Carolina should grant in-state tuition to provide these youths (undocumented students) equal educational opportunities and raise the state’s overall level of education."

Kavkaz Center. Nov. 29. David Schanzer says, "Muslim-American organizations and the vast majority of individuals that we interviewed firmly reject the radical anti-Sytem ideology that justifies the use of armed resistance to achieve political ends."

New Yorker. Nov. 27. Misha Angrist says that the FDA's letter to 23andMe, a direct-to-consumer genetic testing company, forcing them to cease their DNA testing services "reads like the letter of a jilted lover."

Daily Press. Nov. 25. Activists like Duke University’s Kelly Brownell claim that foods with sugar, salt or fat — which seem like practically everything — can get people hooked like rats on cocaine.

Washington Post. Nov. 25. Peter Feaver says, Obama “would only consider it [the military option] if all other alternatives that offered any prospect of preventing Iran from developing a weapons capability had been exhausted.”

New York Times. Nov. 25. Misha Angrist says, "with DNA sequencing becoming cheaper and easier, the F.D.A.

New York Times. Nov. 25. Joel Fleishman "estimates that there are fewer than 100 full-time state charity regulators, far too few to exercise any real oversight."

Belfast Telegraph. Nov. 25. Twelve students have been selected to receive the George J Mitchell Scholarship for 2015 including Daniel Strunk, a political science and economics senior at Duke, and Sanette Tanaka, a public policy and history Duke alumnus. 

Pittsburg Post-Gazette. Nov. 24. Helen Ladd says, "though a constant flow of new recruits is healthy, research shows that teacher experience matters in important ways." also seen in


Huffington Post. Nov. 22. Tim Profeta discusses EPA's biofuel proposal to set the 2014 requirement at 15.21 billion gallons, equal to the 2012 mandate. Nov. 18. Don Taylor says, “the development of people potentially being able to keep their old individual policies, if that somehow all people who decided to do that happened to be healthy people, that could cause problems for North Carolina’s federal exchange market.”

89.3 KPCC. Nov. 18. Just in time for open enrollment season, Dr. Peter Ubel discusses the psychology behind our health insurance choices. 


Durham News. Nov. 15.

Duke Magazine. Nov. 14. Current Conservative NC Legislation and its Impact on Terry Sanford's Legacy. Pope "Mac" McCorkle, William Chafe, Robert Korstad

USA Today. Nov. 14. Don Taylor says, "until the [healthcare] exchanges are working properly, it's hard to tell how higher Medicaid enrollments will mix with the private insurance market or if Medicaid will somehow overwhelm the health care system with charity cases."

Detroit Free Press. Nov. 14. Don Taylor says, "the president basically said, ‘Tag, you’re it' to the insurance companies" with his announcement that existing plans could be extended for one year. 

News 14 Carolina. Nov. 14. Only 1,662 people in North Carolina have enrolled in an insurance plan through the Affordable Care Act and Don Taylor says, "in one sense, a slow start is expected, but this is, in fairness, slower than we did expect." 

Poynter. Nov. 14.  Bill Adair says media fact checking is a new journalistic phenomenon "to hold everybody accountable, including their colleagues." 

Washington Times. Nov. 14. Obama announced that existing insurance plans could be extended for one year as "an immediate addressing of a political problem," says Don Taylor

USA Today. Nov. 14. Kelly D. Brownell says, a Harvard study linking increased cost of sugary drinks and decreased sales "documents the level of benefit likely to occur with public policies on taxing and labeling foods."

NCNN. Nov. 13. 106,000 people were able to sign up for healthcare under the Affordable Care Act;  however, Don Taylor says, "I think the initial targets were that about half-a-million people would have private insurance in the first month. So, certainly, it's much lower than that."

Herald Sun. Nov. 13. Jacob Vigdor and Marta Sanchez discuss the political and economic challenges for undocumented students in the N.C. Dream Team. 

Princeton Alumni Weekly. Nov. 13. Nicholas Carnes's book, White-Collar Government: The Hidden Role of Class in Economic Policy Making, "looks at the historical scarcity of blue-collar individuals serving in political office and how that deficit shapes the laws that are passed."

WNCN. Nov. 12. A Cary man was arrested on terrorism related charges and David Schanzer says, these individuals "want something else in their life and see joining one of these organizations as exciting."



Huffington Post. Nov. 11. Bruce Jentleson discusses the progress and difficulties with his six-week Coursera MOOC, 21st Century American Foreign Policy. 

News and Observer. Nov. 11. "Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Barton Gellman and ex-CIA Director Michael Hayden debated domestic spying and intelligence-gathering in front of an overflow crowd."


Herald Sun. Nov. 11. Robert Korstad and UNC’s Jim Leloudis authored the definitive history of the North Carolina fund called, "Change Comes Knocking: The N.C. Fund."

News and Observer. Nov. 10. William Darity Jr. and Duke’s Department of African and African American Studies hosted the Race in Space conference where former NASA astronaut Mae Carol Jemison spoke.





Seattle Times. Nov. 9. Fasting and similar diets as disease prevention methods are quickly being embraced by consumers. Kelly Brownell says, "there will be some buzz and then the diet will go away, never to be heard of again.”

Newsweek. Nov. 8. Peter Ubel says, "no one should have to suffer unnecessarily from the cost of medical care... discussing costs in the doctor's office is good medicine."

Durham News. Nov. 8. "Former director of the CIA and NSA Gen. Michael Hayden and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Barton Gellman will share a stage for the first time to discuss “Leakers or Whistleblowers? National Security Reporting in the Digital Age.” also seen in Chapel Hill News


Journal of Blacks in Higher Education. Nov. 8. William Darity "called for a boycott of merchandise being marketed in connection with Kanye West’s Yeezus Tour," for its depiction fo the confederate flag. 

Voice of America. Nov. 8. Bruce Jentleson says, "one of the few things that we keep seeing time and time again in the Middle East is, as hard as these things are today, they are harder tomorrow.  And you have a whole generation on both sides that have been socialized into hatred and violence."

NPR. Nov. 7. Peter Ubel speaks with David Greene and Shankar Vedantam about effort aversion, the phenomenon that "when we think about work and potential jobs, we pick the job that involves the least effort."

Salisbury Post. Nov. 7. "A team of Duke University graduate students (Duke Interdisciplinary Social Innovators program) have come together to help Food for Thought in its effort to feed hungry school children in Salisbury and Rowan County."

New York Times. Nov. 7. Stephen R. Kelly says, "it’s worth asking whether, just over 100 years after the Horcón Tract was cut off from the rest of the United States, we aren’t creating a new generation of forgotten Americans along the Rio Grande."

Progressive Pulse. Nov. 6. Helen Ladd, Clara Muschkin, and Kenneth Dodge's studies prove that "investments in early childhood programs are among the smartest investments that states can make."

Environment and Energy Daily. Nov. 6. Tim Profeta "discusses unanswered questions about Section 111 (d) of the Clean Air Act ...and weighs in on whether the White House is doing enough to politically sell these regulations."

World Socialist Web Site. Nov. 06. The author offers a critical response to Peter Ubel's New York Times article, "Doctor, First Tell Me What It Costs."

News and ObserverNov. 6. Hall and William Chafe recently wrote to leaders at ECSU and the UNC system to protest the proposal to downsize its programs, saying it would have “dire educational and economic consequences for future generations of our state.”

Education Week. Nov. 5. Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has spent nearly $700 million on its teacher-quality agenda and Helen F. Ladd says, "It concerns me when one foundation has so much money."

Huffington Post. Nov. 5. Tim Profeta says, "the effects of Sandy's destruction linger in many areas where it made landfall, but the storm has had wider-ranging impacts, including influencing how we predict and prepare for future storms."

New York Times. Nov. 3. Peter Ubel argues, "that they[physicians] should discuss out-of-pocket costs with patients just as they discuss any side effects." Nov. 1. Nov. 1. Nicholas Carnes participates in a Q&A session for the release of his new book, White-Collar Government: The Hidden Role of Class in Economic Policy Making. 

Forbes. Oct. 30. Peter Ubel discusses, "OpsCost, which has a very user-friendly website designed to help people figure out how much different hospitals charge for a wide range of treatments and procedures." 

Forbes. Oct. 29. Many new philanthropists are using their monetary donations to achieve desired changes, and Joel Fleishman says, “these newer philanthropists have assets at the billion-dollar or higher levels.” 

Boston Globe. Oct. 28.

British Psychological Society. Oct. 25. David Rabiner's study finds that "the earlier we can identify children who are struggling with sustaining attention in the classroom and intervene to help them, the better."

BBC. Oct. 25. With Mexico's obesity epidemic, Kelly Brownell believes soda taxes, "will be routine in a few years, and the wisdom of using them will be taken for granted - much like taxes on tobacco."

Christian Science Monitor. Oct. 24. William Pizer says, "not all [global climate] investments are created equal." “The main question is not just how much we are spending, but what are we getting for it."

New York Times. Oct. 24. Donald H. Taylor says, “I believe Cooper (NC Attorney General) is trying to work on the swing voters in the 2016 election for the North Carolina gubernatorial election."

History News Network. Oct. 23. Mac McCorkle discusses "the hundredth anniversary of Charles Beard’s An Economic Interpretation of the Constitution" and the misinterpretations around his work. 

Tampa Bay Times. Oct. 23. Bill Adair remembers Bill Young,"the longest-serving Republican in Congress, who died last week at 82."

Triangle Business Journal. Oct. 23. Don Taylor says the government shutdown can be partly blamed on the Affordable Care Act.“It shows the difficulty of raising a variety of taxes to help pay for an expansion of benefits."

WNCN. Oct. 22. David Rabiner, Madeline Carrig, and Kenneth Dodge's study finds that "the difference between first and second grade is profound when it comes to children's attention problems." Oct. 22. Ben Goodman and Jeannine Sato presented Durham Connects, a universal home visiting program for new parents, at the symposium “Ensuring the Success of Young Children in Rural South Carolina."

Politico. Oct. 17. Tim Profeta says, “I think it’s pretty dramatic that one of the largest burning coal states (Kentucky) … in the country has created a position in the executive [branch] that has focused on the issue." 

WUNC 91.5. Oct. 17. Christina Gibson-Davis discusses North Carolina's decision to cut funding for social welfare programs WIC and TANF during the government shutdown. 

WUNC 91.5. Oct. 16. Corinne Krupp discusses the Trans-Pacific Partnership and says, "I do recognize that a lot of manufacturing jobs have been lost in the United States," but "this is a better deal for us, because we need more transparency and disclosure."

Web MD. Oct. 16. "By not making potential expense a part of the conversation regarding treatment options, doctors are exposing patients to financial troubles that could compound their health struggles" (Peter Ubel). 

 The Nation. Oct. 16. Kiertiak Toh discusses the government shutdown and says, "given the importance of the US economy, most economists, financial analysts and business leaders believe that there are what might be called significant policy externalities or spillovers." 

News and Observer. Oct. 16. Ken Dodge and John Pruette discuss how the "period between kindergarten and third grade represents an important opportunity for our public education system to close achievement gaps and ensure every child’s success."


Huffington Post. Oct. 15. Bruce Jentleson offers his 21st Century American Foreign Policy course online and discusses the class's educational and policy-political objectives. 

UPI. Oct. 15. William Darity Jr.'s collaborative study with other professors finds that,"women who are victims of stalking are two to three times more likely to suffer from psychological distress than women never stalked."


Huffington Post. Oct. 13. Debates over prison use to combat Chicago's  gun violence epidemic heighten and Philip J. Cook says that "money diverted from prison to policing would buy at least four times as much reduction in crime."

Washington Post. Oct. 12. Peter Ubel and David Comerford's study coins a phenomenon called "effort aversion" that predicts "if the two jobs pay the same, people often opt to put out less effort, not more."

Climate Wire. Oct. 11. The Green Climate Fund meeting prompts discussions about clean energy funding. Billy Pizer "argued that the fund must also allow for the whims of donor countries that greenlight funding." 

PolitiFact. Oct. 10. With the tentative creation of PunditFact, industry leaders and academics discuss the importance of the project and as Bill Adair said, "fact-checking disrupts the status quo." 

America Magazine. Oct. 9. "House candidates had to raise an average of $650,000 to finance their campaigns," says Nicholas Carnes. Although there is a need for more conservative Democratic candidates, will they raise enough funds?

WNCN. Oct. 10. Philip Bennett, managing editor of the documentary "League of Denial: The NFL's Concussion Crisis", says "What the authors found was that the NFL, over a long period, denied and covered up evidence that there was a link between head injuries and long term health effects among players."

Chronicle. Oct. 9. Reihan Salam "detailed his interpretation of the current state of American health care and how it can become a more robust and productive industry."

New York Times. Oct. 10. Binge eating was defined as a mental condition in May, bridging the gap where "obesity was mainly dealt with in medical professions, and eating disorders were dealt with more in psychology professions," says Kelly Brownell.

Pittsburg Post-Gazette. Oct. 10. Nicholas Carnes says, "a small group of extravagantly wealthy Americans shut down our federal government" and discusses the need for blue-collar candidates.

Herald Sun. Oct. 9. Kenneth Dodge and William McDougall "co-chaired the group of 22 teachers and other education experts to figure out ways for teachers to measure student performance before third grade when formal, statewide assessments begin."

Tampa Bay Times. Oct. 8. Bill Adair says, "congress used to be dominated by leaders like Bill Young, pragmatic politicians who were held in high esteem because they could compromise."

Washington Post. Oct. 7. Peter Ubel and David Comerford's study finds that "if the two jobs pay the same, people often opt to put out less effort, not more."

Health Canal. Oct. 7. Kelly Brownell contributed to a "study reveals that adolescents aged 12 to 17 viewed the most television ads for food endorsed by athletes.

Tide Smart Radio. Oct. 5. Nicholas Carnes discusses "three policy proposals, including the need for broad civic engagement,  the importance of reigning in the amount of money involved in the political process and the reality that a well-informed electorate must ensure that their politicians represent the people."

Moneynews. Oct. 4. With the government shutdown and federal job furloughs, many are uncertain about their job security. Donna Dyer says that Duke's public policy students are broadening their job searches beyond government.

WUNC. Oct. 4. Elizabeth Oltmans Ananat joined a roundtable on “The State of Things,” discussing the political and philosophical implications of the government shutdown.

Fox Bangor. Oct. 3. Nicholas Carnes spoke on a panel at the Easten maine Labor Council, focusing on "how a shortage of working class people in American legislatures leads to policies that empower the wealthy."


News 14 Carolina. Oct. 2. Millions of Americans logged on to health care exchange websites this week to buy health insurance. Don Taylor discusses what to look for when signing up for health insurance.

Forbes. Oct. 2. Although in 2012, the cost of health insurance premiums rose only 4% for a typical American family,  Peter Ubel points out that healthcare costs rose almost twice as fast as the average consumer good.

Washington Diplomat. Oct. 2. Peter Ubel says "measuring health care quality is no simple task," especially when price transparency does not always mean quality transparency and information. 

News 14 Carolina. Oct. Margaret Gayle discusse the implementation of gifted and talented programs in two coastal schools and says,"people need to be able to go see how teachers teach differently, how they set up the classroom and how children get engaged in learning at a high level." 

Bangor Daily News. Oct. 1. Nicholas Carnes discusses the "cash ceiling" in campaign costs and how "the space on our ballots is becoming the exclusive turf of the wealthy and the well-connected."

New York Times. Oct. 1. Evan Charney and a colleague contend that “genopolitical” analyses produce “absurdly high estimates of heritability of behavior.” 

Stars and Stripes. Sept. 29. Peter Feaver has described the tension between senior civilian and military officials as "a principal-agent problem, where theoretically only civilian principals have the authority and only military agents have the expertise."


Chronicle. Sept. 29. Kelly Brownell participates in an informal talk with students and alumni and says, “Duke as a university would be a good place to foster health policy because of the strength of the medical school and the presence of other schools that get into the health arena."

USA Today. Sept. 29. Evolving technology has benefits and drawbacks for families and education, and Candice Odgers says, "many kids are glued to their phones," she said. "It can reach a point where it's unhealthy, especially if they never disconnect. 

Des Moines Register. Sept. 28. Candice Odgers joins a panel on technology, children, and family and says, "for this generation of digital natives, there is tremendous pressure to be connected all the time."

Washington Post. Sept. 27. Kelly Brownell says, the food “industry realized that children are a valuable market and targeted them, hoping to build lifelong loyalty to brands," heightening the childhood obesity crisis. 

89.3 KPCC. Sept. 27. Peter Ubel discusses why "the fast food industry has been under pressure to do their part in the fight against obesity. But what Burger King and McDonald’s doing might have the opposite effect..."

Insider Higher Ed. Sept. 24. Charles T. Clotfelter says, "college sports are supposed to be part of a university’s mission – a well-rounded education....but these games are a prime example of the other form that athletics takes... a commercial business."


Marketplace. Sept. 23. Peter Ubel believes many people have uncertainties and misconceptions about Obamacare and says, "I think both sets of ads on pro-Obamacare [and] anti-Obamacare are working off fear."

USA Today. Sept. 22. Even with consumer dietary concerns with calorically dense foods, "this Halloween promotion [for cereals] looks like business as usual," laments Kelly Brownell.

Herald Sun. Sept. 20. Bahari J. Harris says, "it would be nice if we could pass a bill in Congress that would abolish racism. We cannot.  But we do have options." 

NYMag. Sept. 20. Mickiewicz says, "it’s this mix of the legitimate and the absurd — credible pundits and wacky conspiracy theorists, aggressive reporting and propagandistic commentary, traditional news broadcasts and viral meteor videos — that has made RT a compelling proposition for the Americans who are already tuning in, even if only as a guilty pleasure."

NPR. Sept. 19. Nicholas Carnes says legislators from the blue collar workforce "never have held more than 2 percent of the seats in Congress."

Chronicle. Sept. 18. Steve Schewel participated on a panel discussing problems local schools presently face such as charter school competition. 

Media Matters. Sept. 17. Jacob Vigdor's study shows the "arrival of high-skilled immigrants as well as workers that are part of the essential economy has also greatly contributed to the growth of the manufacturing industry in places like Los Angeles, Houston, and in southern Arizona." Sept. 16. "Vigdor's study concludes that an influx of immigrants can resurrect such urban neighborhoods, but could the same effect not be expected in Nebraska, where rural population decline has become a serious concern?"

France 24. Sept. 16. Peter Feaver "likened the impact of the Syrian crisis on President Obama to the effect Hurricane Katrina had in undermining former president George W. Bush."

MSN Money. Sept. 16. Dr. Peter Ubel is unsure about the cost effects of Obamacare, and "anybody who says they know how it's going to affect costs is smarter than me, or they're guessing." 

TIME. Sept. 16. Charles Clotfelter says "universities are quick to lecture society," yet they have not offered fair compensation for college athletes. 

STL Today. Sept. 16. Posters with "Hello" written in 17 different languages will be seen on Metro buses/trains to attract more immigrants as "the more immigrants a city has, the better it fares in both instances", a study by Jacob Vigdor shows. 

Let Your Voice Be Heard! Radio. Sept. 15. David Schanzer discusses the shift in American values and policy that our country has made in the aftermath of 9/11. 

Bloomberg. Sept. 13. With Harvard's basketball team not performing up to academic par, Clotfelter says " A lot of schools make trade-offs. Now Harvard is facing the same issues." 

Chronicle. Sept. 13. The Sanford School co-hosts a discussion of heath care reform in Canada and the United States in the Duke South Clinic Amphitheater.

Journalist's Resource. Sept. 12. Bruce W. Jentleson and Christopher A. Whytock provide "perspective on any potential weapons-inspection mission in Syria" in their paper, “Who Won Libya? The Force-Diplomacy Debate and Its Implications for Theory and Policy."

Pacific Standard. Sept. 12. Philip Cook says, "No one in this day and age is interested in seriously eliminating drinking, but we should set the tax at the level of the damage that is done by drinking."

Newsobserver. Sept. 12. William H. Chafe says, "with Syria, Barack Obama is caught in the worst dilemma of his presidency."

dvids. Sept. 12. David Schanzer participated in a panel this summer of select faculty that judged an applied strategic group capstone project done by 30 captains who graduated from the UNC-IDB Strategic Studies Fellows Program.



News Watch. Sept. 12. Tim Profeta discusses the "consensus to phase down production and consumption of refrigerant greenhouse gases and phase out inefficient fossil fuel subsidies at the G-20 Summit in Russia" amidst Syrian debates. 

WWL. Sept. 12. Bruce Jentleson "talks about Russian President Vladimir Putin's letter “to the American people and their political leaders” published in the New York Times."

CBS News. Sept. 12. Jacob Vigdor's recent study "assessed the economic impact of immigration on more than 3,000 U.S. counties between 1970 and 2010."

WWL. Sept. 11.  Bruce Jentleson discusses "the problems with Syria's chemical weapons stockpile."

New York Times. Sept. 11. Peter D. Feaver discusses Obama's indecisiveness with Syria: “Each time he’s done an about-face or a sharp turn, other people who kept marching in the same direction look kind of foolish."

Forbes. Sept. 11. Peter Ubel responds to a comment by a reader criticizing his "use of the inaccurate, value-laden term 'assisted suicide' to describe a terminally ill patient’s choice to shorten a dying process," in his last article. 

Marketplace. Sept. 11. Charles Clotfelter says, “A good university has to be on the ready to shield itself from boosters who want to have the university’s team win at any cost.”

UNC TV. Sept. 11. Dr. Bruce Jentleson shares his insights on Syria.

The Chronicle. Sept. 11. "A brave and sincere leader who guided with empathy and who was unyielding in his exceptional efforts to improve the lives of others, Terry Sanford is rightly considered one of the foremost innovators of the twentieth century."

Wisconsin Public Radio. Sept. 10. Bruce Jentleson joins Joy Cardin's show to discuss the political and military fallout of a possible Syrian strike or inaction.

Herald Sun. Sept. 10. Rajiv Shah is "visiting a USAID innovation hub right here in Durham" and giving a speech at Duke University, "one of seven universities across the globe that are part of the Higher Education Solutions Network."

News 14 Carolina. Sept. 9. On Capital Tonight: Dr. Bruce Jentleson of Duke University discusses Congress's role in responding to the Syria crisis and what to expect in the coming days

Business Standard, Triangle BizBlog. Sept. 7. Peter Ubel says "people may pick a boring job over a stimulating one if they perceive they aren't being paid enough for extra effort." 

Politico. Sept. 7. General Petraeus "will give his first paid speech since resigning as CIA director in November" at Duke University titled, "America and the World: A Conversation with Gen. David Petraeus.” 

Forbes. Sept. 6. Peter Ubel discusses the negative effects of the "Medicaid-exchange divide,"  the time between losing Medicaid and receiving insurance through the exchange.

Huffington Post. Sept. 6. Tim Profeta discusses the Obama administration's guidelines for "U.S. Environmental Agency (EPA) to use the Clean Air Act to cut carbon dioxide pollution from new and existing power plants."

Huffington Post. Sept. 5. With the preview of Blue Cross's healthcare plans, Peter A Ubel says the "however many billion dollar question” is who, and how many, will sign up through the exchanges.

Harvard Business Review. Sept. 3. Peter Ubel defines "effort aversion" as the reason why people may reject effortful tasks without thinking about how enjoyable they might be.

National Review Online.  Sept. 3.  Peter Feaver is skeptical of the Obama administration's approach to Syria.

The Chronicle of Higher Education. Sept. 3. With the rise of e-books, Robert Bliwise discusses the future of printed books with book designer Richard Hendel.

WRAL. Sept. 3. Don Taylor Jr. says to watch the amount of turnover in the department now that the letters to exempt state health employees have been sent.

Huffington Post. Sept. 2. David Schanzer invites "all of you to commemorate 9/11 in a different way this year" by joining his free online course, "9/11 & Its Aftermath." 

Forbes. Aug. 30. Peter Ubel discusses effects of University of Pennsylvania Health System's hiring discrimination against tobacco users.  

Chronicle for Higher Education. Aug. 30. The Bridging the Gap Program at American University co-owned by Bruce Jentleson aims to "connect academics to policy makers and the public."

WUNC 91.5. Aug. 29. In response to the WalMart walk-outs, Bob Korstad joins to talk about the evolving labor movement in North Carolina that began in the textile and tobacco factories. 

Duke CIT. Aug. 29. David Schanzer's Coursera course on "9/11 and Its Aftermath Part I" begins September 9th, focusing on the "development of radical Islamic extremism, the roots of al Qai’da, and the radicalization process." Aug. 28. Bruce Jentleson, who worked on Middle East peace processes in the 1990s and in the state department recently, talks about the possibility of US involvement in Syria.

Washington Post. Aug. 27. William Darity says "there is a persistence of discrimination that explains a lot about income and employment gaps", even in the 50 years after the March on Washington. 

Herald Sun. Aug. 27. William Chafe participated on a Moral Monday panel with several other Duke students and staff and said the Voter ID laws "reminds me of the worst days of Jim Crow." 

Herald Sun. Aug. 27. Former N.C. Governor Beverly Perdue toured Duke's campus before beginning her term as a distinguished visiting fellow at the Sanford School of Public Policy and the Center for Child and Family Policy. 

Forbes. Aug. 26. Peter Ubel disagrees with the name of the Death with Dignity Act, claiming it "narrows the concept of dignity, and potentially undermines our ability as clinicians to help patients find other ways of achieving a dignified death."

News 14 Carolina. Aug. 26. Robert Korstad "talks about the impact of recent national media coverage of significant new state laws and policies." Aug. 22. With Obamacare predicted to adversely affect patients with long-term illnesses such as cancer, Dr. Peter Ubel says, "healthcare coverage is not the same as healthcare access." 

Durham Herald-Sun. Aug. 22. Upon General Petraeus's speech, Peter Feaver said,“We are very fortunate to have him speak to us at this pivotal time in American national security.”

News Observer. Aug. 19. Matt McKillip and Ricky Diaz, prominent DHHS employees, have been criticized for their high salaries given their minimal experiences. Don Taylor comments, "I think the chief health policy advisor to DHHS having so little experience is surprising.”

MPR News Radio. Aug. 19. Richard Newell discusses the transitions from fossil fuels to renewable energy and how our lives will change in the following decades as we adjust our energy consumption patterns. Aug. 19. Bruce Jentleson attributes a "lack of clarity about core U.S. interests" and the "Obama administration misplaying the power it has" as factors in continuing Middle East entanglements. 

News Observer. Aug. 17. Helen Ladd disproves Sen. Phil Berger's claim in his Aug. 14 letter that Republican actions had increased the school budget by 5% or $360 million. 

Market Watch. Aug. 16. Jacob Vigdor's study on measuring immigrant assimilation shows the greatest amount of economic assimilation in 2011 since the mid 1980's and supports immigration's deficit reduction potential.

Forbes. Aug. 16. Peter Ubel discusses the bankruptcy risks associated with serious illness diagnoses, specifically cancer and why it's important to "incentivize people to save money, and encourage them to insure themselves from unexpected adversity."


National Post. Aug. 15. Aug. 14. Donor privacy within genome identifying projects has become a contested issue and Misha Angrist recognizes “people have different preferences: researchers should do their best to honor them rather than to do what's most convenient for themselves or what keeps the lawyers and regulators at bay.”

China Radio International. Aug. 13. Sanford School professors Bruce Jentleson and David Schanzer will join in a discussion of the U.S. anti-terrorism war on the English Service of China Radio International.

New York Times. Aug. 12. N.S.A's proposed plan to defend against cyber attacks has been met with fervent opposition and Professor Peter D. Feaver says, "Public skepticism about U.S. cyberoperations is dramatically higher today, and it could result in political constraints that were off the table even a year ago." 

Forbes. Aug. 12. Peter Ubel says, "We offer too many patients too many unproven treatments at too much expense", questioning whether complex, unproven procedures like the PFO Occulder should be available to patients outside of clinical trials. 

Durham Herald Sun. Aug. 11. North Carolina's recent regulations on voting registration places stringent rules regarding on-campus voting and Professor Gunther Peck believes "Duke and UNC students have created a participatory voting culture on their campuses, and they will fight to keep it that way." 

Minnesota Public Radio News. Aug. 9. Bill Adair joins The Daily Circuit to discuss the recent sales of the Boston Globe and Washington Post. 

WSOC. Aug. 8. Ex.Gov Beverly Perdue is expected to begin a stint at Duke University's Sanford School of Public Policy in the fall. Aug. 8. The Institute for Homeland Security Solutions, where David Schanzer is Director for Strategy and Outreach, conducted an online survey that found on average, Americans' opinions on permitting citizenship-only based investigations differed between scenario and direct responses. Aug. 8. Mexico's 32.8% obesity rate raises major public health concerns and Kelly Brownell says "the strongest scientific link between any category of food and obesity is with sugared beverages."

News Observer. Aug. 7. North Carolina has seen no improvement in its low-income childhood obesity rate and Kelly Brownell says,"You have this cascade of factors: large portions, marketing of unhealthy food for kids – any number of factors driving it, so even just stopping the increase represents a significant advance.”

Charlotte Post. Aug. 7.  William Darity says “the racial unemployment gap is a direct index of discrimination" and advocates for job guarantee programs versus other anti-poverty initiatives.

Forbes. Aug. 7. Peter Ubel anticipates the mitigation of healthcare cost discrepancies in the marketplace as "Obamacare will cause more Americans to receive healthcare insurance, which should make these hospital prices that much more irrelevant."

Washington Examiner. Aug. 6. Dean Kelly Brownell defends the effectiveness of calorie listings on menus, stating "society does not have the luxury to await scientific certainty." Aug. 6. Sanford Dean Kelly Brownell comments on a proposal to restrict food stamp choices. “The science linking soda to obesity and diabetes is rock-solid,” he says. “The government should not be in the business of making people sick.” Aug 6. Bill Adair says in this op-ed that Jeff Bezos' purchase of The Washington Post could be positive for journalism.

WUNC. Aug. 5. Rev. Barber has created the Moral Monday movement with a diverse group of supporters. "The most critical moment in generating that coalition was his endorsement of gay rights," said William Chafe. Aug. 5. William Darity says “the racial unemployment gap is a direct index of discrimination" and advocates for job guarantee programs versus other anti-poverty initiatives. Aug. 4. Exemptions to the sequester for health costs such as for cancer treatment are unlikely in this divided Congress says Don Taylor.

The Huffington Post. Aug. 2.  Tim Profeta writes the new EPA administrator, coal, and renewable energy.

The Global Post. Aug. 2. “We live in an era of over-classification of virtually all information dealing with national security and foreign policy,” David Schanzer said, commenting on the Bradley Manning trial. “We have to have legal methods of exposing government wrongdoing.”

LA Sentinal. Aug. 1. “Existing racial differences in wealth go the full distance in explaining racial differences in self-employment,” says William Darity about the lower rate of franchise ownership among African-Americans Aug. Dr. Frank Sloan discusses his risk perception study and finds that "current policies do not take into account the multitude of factors that come into play when making a decision to drink and drive."

The Christian Post. Aug. 1. Elizabeth Ananat talks about her new study on the black-white wage gap that finds that social networking accounts for much of the gap.

Triangle BizBlog. Aug. 1. Anna Gassman-Pines discusses new study that finds teen pregnancy rates among African-American girls drops after job losses in the community.

Duke Center for Instructional Technology. Aug. 1. Nick Carnes discusses his experience teaching with a team-based learning approach, also known as a "flipped" classroom. 

The Madison Times. July 31. William A. Darity, Jr says, "If we’re really concerned about the self-employment gap in the United States, or the franchise participation gap more narrowly, we have to address racial differences in wealth.”

PBS News Hour. July 31. "Ninety-five percent joblessness for teen black male dropouts? That estimate, from Northeastern University's Andrew Sum, borders on the fantastic as an indictment of the American labor market," says William A. Darity, Jr.

Washington Times. July 30. The verdict in the Bradley Manning case makes clear that intent does not matter in prosecutions about national security leaks. “If you receive a security clearance, you don’t get the right to decide when, or when it’s not, OK to leak information. The reasons that you leak are irrelevant,” said David Schanzer.


WUNC. July 30. Christina Gibson-Davis discusses findings in her new study with Elizabeth Ananat and Anna Gassman-Pines that teen pregnancy rates drop in response to job losses in a community.

The Durham Herald-Sun. July 30. A new study by three Sanford researchers finds that teen pregnancy rates drop after job losses in a community. The teens "are making choices about their lives," said Anna Gassman-Pines.

WNCN. July 30. North Carolina's new changes to the voting laws will "systematically going to make it harder for low probability voters to vote," says Don Taylor.

Fox July 29. Zimbabwe allowed only selected groups to monitor the recent elections. "Both the AU and SADC are likely to enter this election with some bias because of their membership countries' affiliation with Zimbabwe," said Judith Kelly.

Plain Talk Politics Radio. July 27.  Don Taylor discusses what turning down the Medicare expansion means for NC health care and the recent passage of new abortion laws in the state.

NPR. July 24. Research by Elizabeth Ananat has found that geography influences the racial wage gap in the United States.

North Carolina Health News. July 24. Don Taylor weighs in on health care spending cuts in North Carolina.

New York Times. July 23. Ken Dodge advocates for national efforts to reform public education.

Yale Daily News. July 23. Kelly Brownell will begin his tenure as dean of the Sanford School this fall. 

New York Times. July 23. "Instead of vainly trying to fortify our land borders, we should be working with Canada and Mexico to keep the things we should really worry about... out of North America all together," argues Stephen Kelly

Center for Consumer Freedom. July 22. Research by Dean Kelly Brownell suggests that there exists a link between menu calorie labels and food consumption.

Sacramento Bee. July 15. David Schanzner praises the efforts of former Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano.

Christian Science Monitor. July 14. "Secretary Napolitano has advanced the work of her predecessors and made DHS into a stronger, more focused and more effective agency," said David Schanzer. This article also appeared on Yahoo News.

Kansas City Star. July 13. David Schanzer commends former Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano's immigration policies.

Washington Post Wonkblog. July 11. Marc Bellemare says the lack of public demand for quinoa may be dissuading farmers from growing the crop in the United States.

WBEZ Chicago. July 10. Phil Cook weighs in on new concealed-gun legislation in Illinois.

Jewish Week. July 10. Joel Fleishman analyzes the structural development of nonprofit organizations.

New York Times. July 10. "A contractual obligation for repayment is nothing less than an accumulated debt," write Sandy Darity and Rhonda Sharpe in response to Oregon's "Pay It Forward" student loan program.

New York Times. July 10. Peter Feaver analyzes public opinion of the recent government surveillance disclosures.

WUNC. July 9. Kate Whetten discusses trends related to the number of individuals with HIV.

Durham News. July 9. "The only way you can get a grip on how substance abuse is affecting people is to look at things at the same time," says Joel Rosch.

The Globe and Mail. July 7. Research by Nicholas Carnes suggests that legislative support for agriculture is influenced largely by the composition of constituencies.

Christian Science Journal. July 7. Jacob Vigdor explores the concept of "hyphenated identity" in the United States. 

Providence Journal. July 6. Bill Adair will leaving PolitiFact to join Sanford's faculty.

New Yorker. July 5. A study by Peter Ubel shows that people prefer riskier procedures in comparison to those that would have longer-term but less serious consequences.

WWL. July 3. Bruce Jentleson analyzes the potential consequences that protests in Egypt may have on the United States.

Roll Call. July 1. Ted Kaufman reflects upon his experience as interim Senator of Delaware from 2009 to 2010. 

WYNC. June 28. Sandy Darity discusses the history and current role of affirmative action in American education.

Duke TodayJune 27. Sanford Ph.D candidate Katherine Duch will join the university's board of trustees.

Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists. June 26. Tim Profeta analyzes the government's efforts to address climate change. 

The Guardian. June 25. A poll conduced by the Sanford School finds that 64% of Americans support the regulation of greenhouse gases.

The Huffington Post. June 25. "But a bold response isn't one that simply improves access and opportunity, but one that eliminates tracking altogether and provides 'gifted and talented' education for all," writes Sandy Darity.

NPR Marketplace. June 24. "We know there are negative consequences. And we are trying to put an accurate dollar value on it," says Billy Pizer with regard to carbon pollution. 

Press-Enterprise. June 23. According to a report by Jacob Vigdor, the median home value in the United States increased by $20,587 in 2010 due to immigration.

Americas Society and Council of the Americas. June 20. According to research by Jacob Vigdor, immigrants have added a collective $3.7 trillion to housing values in the United States.

Washington Post Wonkblog. June 20. Recent research by Jacob Vigdor suggests that new immigrants help drive up property values in the United States.

The Nation. June 19. Kiertisak Toh discusses his experience at the Society for International Development's conference in Washington, DC.

ABQ Journal. June 19. According to Robert Cook-Deegan, genetic testing for breast and ovarian cancer remains unaffordable for many women. 

The Atlantic. June 19. Peter Ubel discusses the link between hospital sleep deprivation and its associated medical costs.

Cri English. June 18. David Schanzer discusses the national security consequences of Edward Snowden's decision to release government information.

Huffington Post. June 17. "If we are to reverse the tide of internal segregation in our schools, we must ensure that teachers are prepared and trained to provide a high quality education to all students, not just a select few," writes Sandy Darity in an op-ed co-authored with Alan Aja and Darrick Hamilton.

WWL. June 17. Bruce Jentleson discusses the relationship between Syria and the United States with regard to the Syrian conflict.

News and Observer. June 17. Former NC Beverly Perdue plans to launch an education consulting businesses. She will also be joining the Sanford School this fall as as distinguished visiting fellow.

History News Network. June 17. "If President Obama can correct [the] liberal weakness in establishing limits, the Democratic coalition can become a super-majority force in twenty-first-century American politics," says Mac McCorkle.

Los Angeles Times. June 15. "It seemed Myriad was willing to block scientific research to turn a profit," said Robert Cook-Deegan in a report published in Genome Medicine last January.

The Globe and Mail. June 14. Robert Cook-Deegan weighs in on the gene patent debate. This article also appeared on The Indian Express.

National Geographic. June 14. Robert Cook-Deegan notes that biotech companies can still hold synthetic complementary DNA patents as part of the Supreme Court's ruling.

Forbes. June 14. Peter Ubel reflects upon the career of former Surgeon General C. Everett Koop.

Slate. June 13. According to Robert Cook-Deegan, genetic testing still remains unaffordable for many Americans.

New York Times. June 13. Robert Cook-Deegan predicts that competition among biotechnology companies will increase following the Supreme Court's decision regarding gene patents.

Yahoo News. June 13. Robert Cook-Deegan predicts that genetic testing for breast cancer will expand following the Supreme Court's ruling that genes cannot be patented.

Forbes. June 12. 30 percent of immigrants in the United States for more than twenty years have not become citizens, according to Jacob Vigdor

Charlotte Business Journal. June 12. Former NC Governor Beverly Perdue is slated to become a distinguished visiting fellow at Sanford this fall.

Superior TelegramJune 11. "Study after study has demonstrated that children from disadvantaged households perform less well in school on average than those from more advantaged households," says Helen Ladd

Inside Higher Ed. June 11. John Burness discusses how sports controversies affect the perception of universities. 

Food Chemical News. June 11. Kelly Brownell will be bringing his expertise in the field of obesity science and policy to Sanford as its new dean.

Stateline. June 10. William Chafe argues that the actions of NC Legislature are hurting the state's citizens. This article was also featured in the Huffington Post

Medical Economics. June 10. "In the long run, we need to reduce physician subspecialty income. To do that in an acceptable way, however, we also need to both reduce the cost of medical education and reform our malpractice system," says Peter Ubel

Ummid. June 8. A study released by the Triangle Center on Terrorism and Homeland Security found that domestic terrorism posed more of a threat to Americans than foreign terrorism.  

Deutsche Welle. June 6. "While hardly the only factor shaping the 21st century world, US-China relations are one of the keys. The Obama-Xi summit is a huge opportunity to turn this key in the right direction," says Bruce Jentleson.

Huffington Post. June 6. Peter Feaver weighs the benefits and drawbacks of federal legislation to address sexual assault in the military.    

New York Times. June 6. Robert Cook-Deegan explores the legal doctrine behind the gene patent debate.

Boston Globe. June 5. Peter Feaver analyzes President Obama's decision to appoint Susan Rice as national security adviser.

NBC News. June 6. Robert-Cook Deegan says that genetic analysis of breast cancer genes must be expanded beyond its current scope.

Minnesota Public Radio. June 4. Christina Gibson-Davis weighs in on demographic trends involving the rise of working mothers.

Huffington Post. June 4. Helen Ladd discusses early childhood education reforms set forth by the federal government.

CQ Researcher. May 31. Bob Cook-Deegan suggests using compulsory licensing provisions in order to prevent genetic diagnostic labs from monopolizing genetic testing.

WUNC. May 31. "We might have information. But information and evidence are two different things," says David Schanzer with regard to Guantanamo Bay detainees. 

USA Today. May 30. Don Taylor says it's too early to predict if the 2010 health care law will drive Medicare costs down in the long-run. 

The Hill. May 30. "The good news is that the school accountability initiatives of the post-NCLB era are addressing these shortcomings, in part thanks to incentives put in place by the Race to the Top competition," says Jacob Vigdor

Forbes. May 30. Peter Ubel explores differences in state healthcare funding with regard to programs such as Medicare. 

Foreign Policy. May 30. "The military must be wary of cures that are worse than the disease," cautions Peter Feaver with regard to military reforms. 

The Pilot. May 29. "We citizens of all backgrounds who believe in 'government of the people, by the people, and for the people' must come together to find our voices and vote our values," says Nancy MacLean.

Healio. May 28. Kelly Brownell presented research on the relationship between food and addiction at the American Psychiatric Association Annual Meeting.

Saudi Gazette. May 23. According to David Schanzer, many homegrown terrorists never receive "a formal education and training in Islam."

National Geographic. May 23. Tim Profeta examines the link between climate change and storm patterns following the Oklahoma tornado.

Bloomberg. May 23. Stephen Kelly predicts that the United States will need to rely upon foreign oil imports for the next twenty years.

NPR Marketplace. May 22. Phil Cook expresses concern about the lack of training required for gun purchases.

WRAL. May 19. Kenneth Dodge offers commentary on the issue of state funding for pre-school in North Carolina.

Dropout Nation. May 18. A new report co-authored by Jacob Vigdor highlights the weaknesses of No Child Left Behind. 

Christian Science Monitor. May 18. "What went completely without mention in the initial coverage was the fact that thwarting this plot was not the objective of the ongoing undercover operation," says Christopher Schroeder with regard to the Justice Department's investigation into AP phone records.

Alaska Dispatch. May 18. Christopher Schroeder discusses threats to national security following the Justice Department’s acquisition of Associated Press phone records.

The Durham News. May 18. Durham activists laud the efforts of Sandy Darity to eliminate poverty in the city's black community.

The Globalist. May 18. Bruce Jentleson argues that policy makers should pay more attention to the ethical insights offered by today's youth. 

The Chicago Policy Review. May 16. Elc Estrera interviewed Charles Clotfelter about college sports and their effects on universities.

Deutsche Welle. May 16. "The lessons of past policy failures need to be learned, by the United States and the international community, and applied strategically to the Syrian crisis," says Bruce Jentleson.

The Huffington Post. May 16. David Schanzer argues that the "corrupt" interactions that occur between the media and government officials must be stopped.

The White House. May 16. President Obama appointed Sanford School alum Daniel Werfel as Acting Commissioner of Internal Revenue.

The Herald Sun. May 15. According to Don Taylor, North Carolina's proposed plan to reorganize Medicaid management may place individuals with health issues at a disadvantage.

Marketplace. May 13. “If we’re really concerned about the self-employment gap in the United States, or the franchise participation gap more narrowly, we have to address racial differences in wealth,” says William Darity.

Press-Enterprise. May 12. Jacob Vigdor analyzes immigration demographic trends over the last century. Compared to immigrants from the early twentieth century, today’s immigrants are assimilating at higher, yet slower, rates.

The Chronicle. May 12. The Board of Trustees elected David Rubenstein as chair. Rubenstein recently donated $10 million to the Sanford School.

WCNC Charlotte. May 10. Research by Helen Ladd has found that charter schools are more racially segregated than their public counterparts. Ladd says that students who attend charter schools miss out on opportunities to become informed about diversity.

Press-Enterprise. May 10. “The children of immigrants Americanize so fast that the parents complain,” says Jacob Vigdor. A new report published by Vigdor found that the number of immigrants from Asian countries has increased following the recession.

Washington Post Wonkblog. May 10. Research by Philip Cook suggests that vehicular injury deaths declined following the government’s decision to raise alcohol prices by six percent. This research has become increasingly relevant as Congress debates lowering the excise tax on beer.

Marketplace. May 9. Nick Carnes analyzes the socioeconomic composition of Congress. According to Carnes, a disproportionate number of members are millionaires compared to the general population.  

Politico. May 9. President's Obama decision to release data comparing different hospital charges "helps to highlight the opaque pricing/payment system used in health care," says Don Taylor.

NPR. May 8. "[Black voters] are individuals for whom the right to vote was something they couldn't take for granted. These are individuals who fought to get the right to vote," says Paula McClain

Philanthropy Journal. May 8. The Sanford School received a $10 million donation in support of graduate fellowships and undergraduate internships from trustee David Rubenstein.

NPR Marketplace. May 8. Peter Ubel discusses hospital transparency with regards to patient care. 

USA Today. May 8. Bill Adair, a leader in the fact-checking movement, is stepping down from his position at PolitiFact to join Sanford's faculty. This article also appeared in The Journal News.

ABC 23. May 8. Robert Cook-Deegan weighs in on the genome patent debate. 

News and Observer. May 8. "Justice lies at the core of our civic life. And we are all responsible for sustaining that justice," says Bill Chafe. This piece was also featured on Carolina Naturally.

Huffington Post. May 8. David Schanzer discusses the nation’s national security policy in relation to Guantanamo Bay. “Fixing Guantanamo -- which is what Obama clearly wants --- will require him to take risky unilateral action and dedicate a great deal of political capital.”

Indy Week. May 8. Bill Chafe participated in a demonstration in protest of proposals to cut Medicaid and other government benefit programs.

Washington Post Wonkblog. May 7. New research on the socioeconomic composition of Congress by Nick Carnes has become increasingly relevant in the study of public economics.

Forbes. May 7. Ted Kaufman discusses economic trends in the banking industry following the passage of Dodd Frank.  

Oakland TribuneMay 7. Philip Cook says that the confrontational nature of robberies compromises a city's quality of life. 

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. May 6. Robert Cook-Deegan argues that patenting DNA segments could hold back biomedical innovation.

Washington Post Wonkblog. May 6. Research by Nick Carnes shows that millionaires are disproportionately represented in Congress. 

USA Today. May 6. According to Kristin Goss, an active movement by gun control activists has emerged following the Boston marathon bombing.

The Progressive Pulse. May 6. Research by Helen Ladd found that North Carolina students who are taught by uncertified teachers suffer academically compared to those taught by certified teachers. 

Chronicle of Higher Education. May 6. "A world without handwriting is a little less individual. And a lot less fun," says Robert Bliwise in a new review of Philip Hensher's newest book The Missing Ink.

Arizona Republic. May 5. "It’s hard to say whether [Americans for Responsible Solutions] can create single-issue voters on gun reform. It may be more likely to be part of a small package of issues that speak to a certain set of values," says Kristin Goss.

The Herald. May 4. Cory Krupp discusses the economic effects of improving workplace conditions abroad. 

National Review. May 3. "Once the public concludes that Obama has failed in Syria, it will not matter much that they initially supported the policies that yielded this failure," says Peter Feaver.

Huffington Post. May 3. Tim Profeta discusses the federal government's recent discovery of additional natural gas and oil sources in the Dakotas and Montana.

Fox News. May 3. Robert Cook-Deegan analyzes the decision making process behind federal research funding.

NPR. May 2. Peter Feaver offers insights into the relationship between the United States and Syria from a national security perspective. 

NBC News. May 2. Congress must evaluate the political and scientific feasibility of research proposals when deciding how to allocate federal funding, says Robert Cook-Deegan

Marketplace. April 30. Peter Ubel analyzes the effects of the Affordable Health Act on consumer decisions.

News and Observer. April 30. The Sanford School received a $10 million donation in support of student internships and fellowships from trustee David Rubenstein.

China Radio International -English. April 29.  David Schanzer offers insights into the Boston Marathon bombing.

The Herald-Sun. April 29. Philip Bennett has been appointed director of the DeWitt Wallace Center for Media and Democracy. He will assume the position in July. 

High Point Enterprise. April 29. Michael Munger discusses the potential economic effects of a election bill that would reinstate runoff elections in North Carolina.

North Carolina News Network. April 26. Phil Bennett will succeed Jay Hamilton as director of the DeWitt Wallace center.

Stateline. April 26. “The bulk of lottery revenues nationwide comes from instant scratch-off tickets, so that is an important restriction," said Philip Cook in regard to Wyoming's decision to legalize lotteries. April 26.  Dean Bruce Kuniholm signed a memorandum of agreement with the Institute of Policy Studies at the University of Brunei Darussalam to collaborate on a Master of Public Policy and Management program.

WBRC Fox 6. April 26. Parents shouldn't be blamed for the violence their children commit as adults, "it's more complicated than that," said Ken Dodge in the wake of the Boston Marathon bombing.

8 News Now. April 26. Kenneth Dodge discusses the psychological motivations behind the Boston Marathon bombing.

US News & World Report. April 26. It's not fair to draw a direct line from family to causes for violence such as the Boston Marathons bombing, it's "more complex than that," says Ken Dodge.

MyFox Detroit. April 26. "There are certain risk factors that have to do with parenting and the home environment. Children who experienced [violence and abuse] in a home setting are at a greater risk for later violence," said Kenneth Dodge.

The Washington Post. April 25. Former Washington Post managing editor Phil Bennett will be new director of the DeWitt Wallace center.

Triangle Business Journal. April 25. Phil Bennett will be the new director of the DeWitt Wallace center.

The News & Observer. April 25. Phil Bennett will be the new director of the DeWitt Wallace Center.

The Washington Times. April 24. Obama has kept the most successful of the Bush policies in foreign affairs said Peter Feaver. 

National Journal. April 23.  The devices in the Boston Marathon bombing are defined as a "weapon of mass destruction" because it's easier for prosecutors to purse the case says David Schanzer.

KPCC 83.9. April 23. Peter Ubel discusses the possible drawbacks of raising the legal age to purchase tobacco from 21 to 18.

National Geographic News. April 20. David Schanzer provides perspective on the Boston Marathon bombing and terrorism in this interview.

The New York Times. Apr. 18. The Boston Marathon bombings could allow President Obama to create a heightened focus on effective law enforcement. "Boston is not big enough to change the narrative about President Obama, but it might be big enough to change the public's response to terrorism," Peter Feaver said. 

The Wall Street Journal. Apr. 18. The Senate failed to expand background checks for gun purchases. This is a blow to gun control advocates, as Kristin Goss said this was perhaps the best possible opportunity for Congress to pass significant legislation. 

Yes Weekly. April 17.  A new historical marker about labor union Local 22 in Winston-Salem, which earned the African-American community a political voice said Robert Korstad.

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.

American Journalism Review. April 9.  Bill Adair, creator of PolitiFact, is interviewed about his new position at Sanford.

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." 

Columbia Journalism Review. April 8. An interview with Bill Adair, creator of PolitiFact, will be the Knight Chair at Sanford this fall.

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.

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." 

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 News & Observer. March 28. Nancy MacLean and Helen Ladd react to legislation pushed by the state legislature's Republican majority during a forum Thursday at the Sanford School of Public Policy.

The Washington Examiner. March 28. President Obama expressed disbelief that policymakers and politicians in Washington have forgotten about Sandy Hook, said Kristin Goss. "But there are a lot of folks [on Capitol Hill] still trying to figure out the politics of all of this," Goss said.

The New York Times. March 29. Commercial beer brewers pay a federal tax on every barrel of beer they produce, and some are pushing to reduce the tax. Others, like Phil Cook, argue against reducing the tax. "The taxes that are included in the price of a beer do not begin to pay for the social costs of drinking," Cook said.

Financial Times. March 26. Robert Cook-Deegan, a research professor of genome ethics, law and policy, says both sides have exaggerated the harms and the benefits of gene patents.

The Wall Street Journal. March 22. Gun ownership numbers are difficult to pin down. "We know that in a survey where respondents are randomly selected from adults in the household, a household headed by a married couple is substantially more likely to report guns in the home if the husband is selected than if the wife is selected," said Philip Cook.

The New York Times. March 20. Peter Feaver, a political science and public policy professor and Clinton/Bush administration veteran, says President Obama's hesitance on Syria appears to be an effort to "avoid responsibility for the very predictable chaos that's coming." 

The Wall Street Journal. March 19. Public policy professor and immigration scholar Jacob Vigdor discusses why South Americans, Puerto Ricans and Cubans are settling among the existing U.S. population more readily than Mexicans.

The News-Times. March 10. A pro-gun control mother's group formed in the wake of Sandy Hook is gaining influence in the gun control discussion. "Historically, mothers movements have been very, very powerful forces. It's not unprecedented and it's not unusual," said Kristin Goss.

BloombergBusinessweek. March 8. The Obama administration's secret drone program has increased concern about the reach of government power. Part of the concern is centered around "persistent ubiquitous surveillance," said Peter Feaver.

The Voice of Russia. Feb. 27. If the sequester passes, the Department of Defense may use a 4-day work week. The furloughs send the wrong message to public service workers and young people considering a career, said David Schanzer

The New York Times. Feb. 23. Are big-time sports a waste of resources at private institutions like Duke? "We're here to educate people. There has been a lot of new chatter about this in the past three years. I think it's better for us to come clean and say, yes, we do commercial sports," said Charles Clotfelter

Popular Mechanics. Feb. 19. The Keystone XL project will most likely go forward, said Steve Kelly, who added, "It's pretty much on a glidepath to approval." 

Live Science. Feb. 16. American crime rates have plunged over the past 20 years, without much reason. "It's a mystery, because on criminologist can say with any confidence that they understand what's going on," said  Philip Cook.

The Kansas City Star. Feb. 15. President Barack Obama unveiled a plan to ensure that all 4-year-olds receive equal access to high-quality early education. Research has shown that preschool has positive effects on children as they enter kindergarten and elementary school, said Kenneth Dodge.

The American Prospect. Feb. 13. The American Prospect interviewed Charles Clotfelter about how to measure value in higher education. Clotfelter worked on a project called "Context for Success" through the Gates Foundation. 

Business Insider. Feb. 12. Philip Cook and Songman Kang found that the test scores of scores of older students were higher than those of younger students in the same grade.

USA Today. Feb. 7. A new Duke study found that more Americans are convinced of climate change. "Whether in response to extreme weather events like mega-storm Sandy or the improved economy, public opinion has clearly rebounded from its low point of a couple years ago," said co-author Frederick Mayer.

The Wall Street Journal. Feb. 6. States began passing laws in the 1980s preventing cities and counties from regulating guns. By 2005, 45 states had passed laws that blocked municipalities from regulating guns, found Kristin Goss.

Deutsche Welle. Feb. 2. New immigration reform could provide a clear path to American citizenship for approximately 11 million illegal immigrants. But, policymakers should be wary of assuming reform would increase immigration from Mexico, as immigration from Mexico has come to a standstill, said Jacob Vigdor

The Washington Post. Feb. 1. At the African American Economic Summit Friday, William Darity said policymakers should pursue a large-scale public jobs program to dramatically lower unemployment.  

Facing South. Jan. 25. Research from Charles Clotfelter and Helen Ladd suggests that the rise in charter schools will result in a greater racial imbalance in North Carolina's public education system. 

The New York Times. Jan. 25. The United States has the world's highest reported rate of incarceration, prompting criminologists and scholars to analyze potential changes. Phil Cook calculated that diverting money from prison to policing would buy at least four times as much reduction in crime. 

The Wall Street Journal. Jan. 24. Kristin Goss says there is a historical schism between individual sheriffs in rural areas and their national association, which has backed all major gun-control laws since the 1990s. 

WRAL. Jan. 23. One of President Obama's gun control proposals is universal background checks. This policy is very popular right now, and Congress may come in line and support the idea, said Phil Cook

MinnPost. Jan. 22. Peter Ubel co-authored a study which found that it is difficult to reduce misperceptions about health care reform among individuals with the motivation to reject corrective information. 

NPR. Jan. 21. There are many problems with gun background checks, including problems with reporting mental health records. Roughly 30 states do not submit mental health records, said Phil Cook

The Tampa Bay Times. Jan. 19. Eugene Patterson, the former editor, chairman and chief executive officer of the Tampa Bay Times, died Jan. 12. Patterson made an important point by putting the Patterson chair in a public policy school rather than a journalism school, said Phil Bennett.

The Dispatch. Jan. 17. Davidson County was ranked as the second highest racially imbalanced county among public schools in a study from Charles Clotfelter, Helen Ladd and Jacob Vigdor

Indy Week. Jan. 17. North Carolina schools are becoming more imbalanced by economics rather than race, according to a recent study. Charles Clotfelter said this is a problem because schools with high percentages of low-income students find it hard to recruit and retain high-quality teachers. 

The Examiner. Jan. 17. President Obama has revived his campaign team to start a grassroots movement to build support for gun control legislation. This move could be a very important development for the legislation, said Kristin Goss.

WUNC. Jan. 17. A recent study found that North Carolina's schools are becoming more economically segregated. But, just improving the state's economy will not solve the problem, according to Charles Clotfelter.

The Omaha World Herald. Jan. 16. Former Republican Senator Chuck Hagel is attempting to gather support for his nomination as defense secretary, and is changing some of his policy positions. There seems to be a "striking evolution" in Hagel's thinking, according to Peter Feaver.

The Globe and Mail. Jan. 16. President Obama proposed new gun control legislation after the National Rifle Association referenced the Obama daughters in a pro-gun ad. The main obstacle to getting gun control legislation through Congress is the "activism gap," said Kristin Goss.

Slate Magazine. Jan. 15. Experts debated gun violence and policy at a summit hosted by Johns Hopkins University. The Brady Act, a policy that prohibits gun sales to specific people, has not been very effective, said Phil Cook.

The Hill. Jan. 13. Like Obama, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel is now pushing for gun control policies, not a surprising move for a political:“You have to sort of wait for the political stars to align,” says Kristin Goss.

The Durham Herald-Sun. Jan. 12. The Durham Public School Board is considering reassigning a small group of local high school students to keep families at the assigned schools. "School boards across the country have often had to balance having diverse and racially balanced schools on one hand and retaining families on the other,” said Charles Clotfelter.

CTV News. Jan. 9. Changes in gun control will require several groups to be very active, including parents and gun owners, to counter the clout of the NRA says Kristin Goss.

The Huffington Post. Jan. 9. Universal background checks are one of the measures being discussed on gun control, including a meeting with the White House by Wal-Mart. If implemented, universal background checks would likely function as they do in California, where private sales of guns have been regulated for over 20 years, according to Phil Cook.

The Chicago Tribune. Jan. 9. Former congresswoman Gabby Giffords has begun fund-raising for gun control. If Giffords succeeds in raising $20 million, it would dwarf the amount raised by gun control groups for the 2012 elections, said Kristin Goss.

The Christian Science Monitor. Jan. 8. Gabby Giffords is starting a gun-control group in the wake of the Newtown shootings.

The National Journal. Jan. 8. Republican Chuck Hagel's nomination for Secretary of Defense suggests Obama "rates the military option on Iran even lower than he indicates in public," said Peter Feaver.

Voice of Russia Radio. Jan. 8. On Obama's nomination of former Republican Sen. Chuck Hagel for Sec. of Defense, Peter Feaver said, "I would expect that Senator Hagel will be confirmed, but I also suspect he will not enjoy the strong vote of support that his predecessors received."

The Omaha World Herald. Jan. 6. Obama's nominee for Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel is meeting resistance from Republicans. “Hagel is largely in sync with Obama's world view and may be where Obama's heart is,” said Peter Feaver.

San Antonio Express. Jan. 6.  Texas courts are removing guns from arrestees in domestic violence cases. “Research does show that making it more difficult for abusers to get firearms leads to a reduction in intimate partner homicides," said Elizabeth Vigdor.

Deutsche-Welle. Jan 5.  In the wake of the Newton shootings, new gun control measures are bieng discussed, but  “It's highly unlikely that Congress would establish a national weapons registry,” said Kristin Goss. Jan. 4. Documentary photographer Alex Harris collaborated with evolutionary biologist E.O. Wilson on the book "Why We Are Here," featured in this photo gallery.

American Public Media. Jan. 4. Gun sales are big business. But it's hard to know how many guns there are, since there is no federal registry, so researchers rely on surveys, information from manufacturers and the FBI, said Phil Cook.

France 24 Focus. Jan. 4. As the gun control debate continues, Kristin Goss discusses some of the history of the laws, and what groups will be most influential in making change.

MIT Technology Review. Jan. 2. The difficulty of interpreting genetic test results has led to restrictions in selling test directly in some countries and parts of the US. “To tell somebody you don’t have the right to access information about your own biology, for any reason, is pure paternalism,” says Misha Angrist

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 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.”

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.

Bloomberg 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.

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.

CTV 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. 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.

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.

NBC 5 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.

ABC 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." 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 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 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.

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. 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.

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.

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 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.

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 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."

My Fox 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.

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 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 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.

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. 

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

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.

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

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.

USA 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.

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.

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. 

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

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.

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.” 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. 

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.

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.”

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

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

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. 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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”.

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 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 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  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.    

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. 

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

Russia 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."

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

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.

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.

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. 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. 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.

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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

PBS Media Shift Idea 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. 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.

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

WBUR Feb. 28. Bob Korstad discusses the policy issues surrounding the workers in fulfillment warehouses for online shops on the NPR show "On Point." Feb. 28. Charles Clotfelter discusses possible reforms in college sports on the show "The State of Things."

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

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

The Investigative 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.

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.

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 Huffington 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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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

The Washington Post. Dec. 26. A representative's occupation before election influences how liberal or conservative he or she will be in voting said Nic Carnes in this article on the class composition of Congress.

Washington Post. Dec. 14.  Helen Ladd's recent paper on poverty and education makes the case for eliminating the "No Child Left Behind" act.

Democracy: A Journal of Ideas. Winter 2012. Bruce Jentleson discusses how the world has shifted from a focus on the US at the center as the sole super power to multiple spheres of influence and how the US needs to adapt to that new reality.

USA Today. Dec. 8. Economists are being called on to lead during the current fiscal crisis says Anthony Elson. Dec. 2. Pope "Mac" McCorkle, visiting associate professor at Sanford, discusses the current political scene, from the rise of Art Pope of the Occupy Wall Street movement.

The National Review Dec. 2.  A discussion on teacher pay cites Jacob Vigdor's research.

The (Raleigh) News & Nov. 27. Terry Sanford was a great governor, university president and senator because he surrounded himself with creative thinkers, a quality today's leader need to emulate says Christopher Gergen. Nov. 25. Bob Korstad discusses his research project collecting oral histories of the Jim Crow era, with its stories of violence and resistance to white domination on the program "Tell Me More." The focus was on what daily life was like during the period.

The Financial Times. Nov. 25. Law schools are creating programs to train lawyers in business, and are especially needed to serve entrepreneurial companies says Kip Frey. 

Democracy Nov. 22.  David Schanzer comments on how anti-Islamic feeling can hinder cooperation with police in Muslim-American communities.

The Epoch Times. Nov. 22.  Syrian President al-Assad does not hold as much power as Mubarak or Gadhfi did and removing him from power may not produce as much change said Bruce Jentleson.

The Huffington Nov. 21. In commenting on the rise in housing prices and links to income inequality in Canada, Jacob Vigdor says, "When the rich get richer, they bid up the price of things that everyone else wants, too."

The Grio. Nov. 21.  William "Sandy" Darity discusses the black "1 percent," and how the lack of inherited wealth impacts the net worth of African Americans. Nov. 17.  Joel Rosch is a panelist discussing high school drop-out prevention in North Carolina on the program, "American Graduate."

The Boston Globe. Nov. 13. Charles Clotfelter says the Penn State scandal is "an order of magnitude" different from previous one and calls for more examination of the role and relations of sports programs and academics.

The Chronicle of Higher Education. Nov. 10. Penn State's strong academic programs will help it recover from the scandal in its football program says John Burness.

The Chicago Sun-Times. com. Nov. 8. Cook County Board president cites research by Philip Cook to support proposal to raise alcohol tax.

Durham Herald-Sun. Nov. 8. Bruce Jentleson and Peter Feaver agreed in a post-election talk that Obama won with better tactics and strategy and that Hurricane Sandy also had an impact.

Durham Herald-Sun. Nov. 8. Redistricting by Republican was "very effective," said Michael Munger in gaining seats in the NC legislature for the Republicans. "This is about power, not representation," he said.

The Christian Science Monitor. Nov. 7. The new Census Bureau measure of poverty is controversial, but poverty measures are not exact says William "Sandy" Darity.

Scientific American. Nov. 5. Evan Charney and William English dispute the idea that there is a genetic component to voting behavior. This commentary was also published at The Huffington Oct. 31. Don Taylor discusses the demise of the CLASS act, the long-term insurance portion of health care reform with Harold Pollack of the University of Chicago.

The New York Times. com. Oct. 25.  Hal Brands has studied the portion of captured archives of Saddam Hussein and comments on how his rise to power through conspiracy influenced his view of other leaders.

The Bellingham Herald. Oct. 24. Reform of college sports is difficult says Charles Clotfelter.

Winnipeg Free Oct. 20. Obama's foreign policy successes could help him in his re-election bid says Bruce Jentelson. 

Bloggingheads.TV. Oct. 19. David Schanzer discusses antiterrorism efforts and the Muslim-American community with Arun Kundnani of the Open Society Institute.

The Washington Oct. 19. Don Taylor discusses possible approaches to financing long-term care costs, including fixing the CLASS act and changes to Medicare on the Wonkblog.

Harvard Magazine. October 2011.  We need to focus on how children use technology says Jacob Vigdor in this discussion of the impact of media on children.

USAID. Oct. 17.  USAID, the US Agency for International Development, issued a press release about the cookstove research project at Duke, led by Sanford Associate Professor Subhrendu Pattanyack.

The Washington Post. Oct. 13. After the conviction of three North Carolina men on terrorism charges, David Schanzer points out that there have been relatively few terrorism plots uncovered since 9/11.

Newsday. Oct. 6. Samir Khan became an enemy of the U.S. by joining Al Qadia and a legitmate target, says David Schanzer.

Duke Oct. 5. Sanford Visiting Professor Stephen Smith and Sanford Media Fellow Philippe Bernard, reporter for Le Monde, took part in a panel discussion about illegal payments several African nationals allegedly made to French politicians.

Minnesota Public Radio. Sept. 30. William "Sandy" Darity discussed the high employment among young people on the show "MPR News." Sept. 21. Joel Fleishman discusses his book "Give Smart" on the "PBS Newhour" show with Judy Woodruff. Sept. 17. Prof. Phil Cook says the drop in the national crime rate during the recession can't be attributed to the business community on the program"Marketplace." 

The Atlantic Magazine. Oct. 2011. Charles Clotfelter is quoted on the rise of the salaries of college coaches in this cover article by historian Taylor Branch the huge financial enterprise that is college sports and the issue of explotation of student athletes.

The Durham Herald-Sun. Sept. 15. President Obama's jobs bill is part of a "pattern of timidity," and will not be sufficient, says William Darity, Jr.

The Independent Weekly. Sept. 14.  Most terrorism cases are settled by plea bargain, so the upcoming trial of Daniel Boyd of NC will be revealing says, David Schanzer.

New York Sept. 12. The findings of Nic Carnes that the occupation of congressional members is skewed toward wealthier professions and has an impact on policy are discussed on the NYT's political blog 538.

NC Policy Sept. 11. David Schanzer discusses the status and concerns of the Muslim-American community after 9/11 on this podcast.

The (Raleigh) News & Observer. Sept. 11. David Schanzer discusses the changes in national securty efforts, both postive and negative, since 9/11. Sept. 5.  Prof. Edward Skloot discusses the enormous impact of the Gates Foundation on the field of philantrophy.

Boston Sept. 4. Bruce Jentleson discusses the need for new big ideas in foreign policy that considers non-state actors as well as traditional nation-states. Aug. 31. Prof. Robert Korstad discusses poverty and historical approaches to address in light of new report that Winston-Salem, NC, has the highest rate of family hunger of any urban area in the country on the show The State of Things. Aug. 24. Prof. William Darity proposes a way out of the recession through a national job corps program, that guarantees all U.S. citizens a job with benefits, similar to the New Deal programs.

Minnesota Public Aug. 24. Prof. Bruce Jentleson discusses the situation in Libya and the coming fall of Gadhafi on the program "Midday."

The Durham Herald-Sun. Aug. 21. Will fewer school supplies impact outcomes? It's not something that's been measured well says Charles Clotfelter in this article about Crayons to Calculators (a program started by a PPS student.)

Eurasia Review. Aug. 17. Asst. Professor Hal Brands examines the Iraqi nuclear program and Saddam's hopes for it.

The Washington Aug. 13. Scandals in college football are nothing new, says Prof. Charles Clotfelter, but they besmirch the mystique of the amateur student playing for the love of the game. August 3.  Robert Cook-Deegan discusses the recent court decision about gene patents on the Brian Lehrer radio show. August 3. "Mac" McCorkle comments on Congress's habit of putting off dealing with big problems.

WRAL. July 29. David Schanzer discusses the debt crisis as a symptom of the gridlock in government, with the addition of the refusal of the Republicans to compromise in ways that can harm the national interest.

The Globe and Mail. July 28. David H. Schanzer discusses the dangers of "clash-of-civilizations ideology," the Norway bombing, and steps for preventing future violence.

The (Raleigh) News & Observer. July 24. Ken Dodge, Helen Ladd and Clara Muschkin point out the incorrect information about their research used in an article by reporter Rick Martinez on Judge Manning's ruling about funding for early childhood education.

The Boston Globe. July 20.  David Schanzer is skeptical of Congress's ability to move quickly to address the debt ceiling crisis.

The Christian Science Monitor. July 20.  The debate on Twitter by GOP presidential candidates is a "flash in the pan" says Ken Rogerson.

The (Raleigh) News & Observer. July 20. A Wake County judge cited research by Ken Dodge, Helen Ladd and Clara Muschkin in a ruling on funding for pre-school programs.

Foreign Affairs. July 12. High prices for food are more harmful than erratic price swings says Marc Bellemare and current policies to address the swings are focused on the wrong problem. 

CNN.Com. July 11.  Hal Brands discusses the persistent problem of high levels of violence in Guatemala after the killing of the folksinger Facundo Cabral.

New York July 11. David Schanzer discusses winding down the War on Terror and the degrading of the Al-Queda brand on Bloggingheads TV. July 6. David Schanzer discusses the damage the gridlock over the debt ceiling is already doing on the Joy Cardin show. July 5. William Darity discusses the long-standing employment gap between blacks and whites and the higher unemployment rate for blacks during the current recession.

The Washington Quarterly. Summer 2011. Bruce Jentleson cautions against applying the same mindsets to the Arab Spring that led to foreign policy mistakes of the Cold War.

The Economist. June 30.  Prof. James Vaupel worries more about obesity's contribution to rising disability rates than to shorter lifetimes.

Foreign Affairs. June/July. Associate Professor Judith Kelley is co-author of this article on international monitoring of elections.

The Chronicle of Philanthropy. June 30. The natural state of philanthropy is under performance says this review of Joel Fleishman's book, Give Smart. Jun 27. The introduction of "Big Time Sports in America" by Prof. Charles Clotfelter is excerpted here. 

The Christian Science Monitor. June 24. The prosposed federal legislation on marijuana would solve the conflict between state and federal laws says Phil Cook.

The (Raleigh) News & Observer. June 23.  Hal Brands, assistant professor at Sanford, says there is potential for failure in Afghanistan both by leaving and by staying. June 22.  First Lady Michelle Obama talks about journalist Robyn Kriel, a Media Fellow at Sanford this spring, in her speech in Soweto.

NPR. June 22.  Peter Feaver discusses the choices facing President Obama in Afghanistan.

Charlie June 13. Joel Fleishman and co-author Tom Tierney discuss keys to successful philanthropy from their book "Give Smart."

The American Scholar. June. Sanford writing instructor David Guy writes about his long relationship with novelist Reynolds Price.

The (Raleigh) News & Observer. June 9. The Voter ID bill in the NC legislature is a response to an expansion of suffrage, not to a problem of fraud says Sanford Associate Professor Gunther Peck.

The Huffington June 7. A rise in unemployment lowers test scores for all children in a community is the key finding of a study by Elizabeth Ananat, Anna Gassman-Pines and Christina Gibson-Davis.

The (Raleigh) News & Observer. June 6. The proposed NC budget slashes childhood programs that have been proven to work say Sanford Professors Ken Dodge and Helen Ladd. June 6.  Corrine Krupp, director of the Master of International Development Policy program at Sanford, discusses the possibility of a double-dip recession and the problem of the deficit on the NPR program "On Point."


Los Angles Times. June 6. A new study by Sanford Professor Jacob Vigdor finds that the U.S. does well with assimilating new immigrants.


The Holland Sentinel. June 6. The vast marjority of the Muslim community reject extremism says David Schanzer.

Kansas City Star. May 28.  That Joplin had a growing economy before the tornado is promising for its recovery according to Jacob Vigdor. May 24. That recent immigrants assimilate better in America than in Europe is one of the findings of a new report by Sanford Professor Jake Vigdor.

Huffington May 24.  A recent study that finds an increase in the gap of life expectancy between blacks and whites points to the recession as a possible cause, while  Professor Sherman James cites "John Henryism," the tendency to work harder to counteract stereotypes as a contributing factor.

Duke Magazine. May 17. Sanford Professor Bruce Jentleson considers U.S. foreign policy after the events of the Arab Spring.

The Voice of Russia.  May 16. David Schanzer talks about the information obtained from the Bin Laden compound and what it might mean for anti-terrorism efforts.

NPR. May 13. Many stories lie buried in reams of government data and Sanford Professor Sarah Cohen discusses ways to find them on the show "On the Media."

The Economist. May 12.  Giving well is harder than it looks, and several new books have recommendations, including "Give Smart" by Sanford Professor Joel Fleishman and Thomas Tierney.

NPR. May 12. Prof. Peter Feaver discusses the military options in Afghanistan after the death of Obama Bin-Laden on the Diane Rehm Show.


The Star-Telegram. May 11.  Obama's decision to OK the raid was a courageous decision says Prof. Peter Feaver.


Wall Street Journal Live. May 11.  Jacob Vigdor discusses the status of North Carolina as a bellweather state on social issues and the possible impact of the passage of the amendment banning gay marriage on the presidential election.

The Christian Science Monitor. May 6. Usually complaints about FEMA start within 72 hours, says Sanford professor David Schanzer, but that hasn't happened in Alabama during the clean-up from the tornadoes.

The (Raleigh) News & Observer.  May 9.  Associate Professor David Schanzer discusses the decay of the Al-Qaeda brand after the death of Bin Laden.

Durham Herald-Sun. May 5. Three Sanford professors discuss what will change in the Post-Bin Laden world. May 3. No obvious replacement for Bin Laden is part of the reason Al-Qaeda is in trouble says Associate Professor David Schanzer.

The New York Times. April 27. Christina Gibson-Davis lists changing gender roles, contraception use, high incarcerations rates in some communities and acceptance of out of wedlock births as contributing to the rise in single parent households.

The Durham Herald-Sun. April 26. Two public policy majors, Alex Reese and Catalina Hidalgo, worked on research projects on education as part of a collaboration between the Durham Public Schools and the Center for Child and Family Policy.

The Durham Herald-Sun. April 19. Sanford students have organized a "sumo match" to raise funds for a lung transplant for Corey Gradin, daughter of Sanford internship coordinator Elise Goldwasser.

The National (Pakistan). April 11. Religion is not the determining factor in who becomes a terrorist. David Schanzer notes that only a handful of Muslims are involved in terrorism.

The Huffington Post. April 11. The PBS news program "Frontline" hires Phil Bennett for the new position of managing editor as it seeks to expand its journalistic content.

Durham Herald-Sun. May 5.  Three Sanford professors discuss the implications of the death of Osama Bin Laden.

The Charlotte Observer. April 4. More at Four and Smart Start save school systems money and improve test scores say Ken Dodge and Helen Ladd.

The New York Times. April 1. The new book, Give Smart, by Thomas Tierney and Joel Fleishman gives recommendations on how to practice philanthropy.

The Detroit News. March 28. The Obama administration views Libya as a limited operation says Peter Feaver.

NPR. March 28. Bruce Jentleson discusses the situation in Libya as a defining moment for the Obama administration and one that could change the dynamics in the Middle East.

The New York Times. March 27. The intervention in Libya is crucial to the Obama administration's foreign policy says Bruce Jentleson.

Inside Higher Ed. March 25. Charles Clotfelter answers questions about his research for his book, "Big-Time Sports in American Universities."

WPTF 680. March 24. Ken Dodge discusses the findings of a study that N.C. third graders had better test scores in the counties that had More at Four and Smart Start programs.

The Chronicle of Higher Education. March 24. Charles Clotfelter answers questions about the differences between universities with and without big sports programs.

The Duke Chronicle. March 23. Phil Bennett talks about the risks to journalists working in war zones and areas of civil unrest.

The Philadelphia Inquirer. March 23. Peter Ubel links unpopularity of the health care reform act to uncertainty about its status.

The Duke Chronicle. March 22. David Schanzer talks about the recent Congressional hearings held by Rep. King.

The Duke Chronicle. March 22. The upcoming TedxDuke conference is being organized by PPS Majors Union President Chelsea Ursaner.

The Duke Chronicle. March 14. Marc Bellemare discusses the high cost of food and political unrest.

NPR. March 13. The U.S. needs to diferrentiate between types of political Islam says professor Bruce Jentleson about the evolving situation in the Arab world.

The Philadelphia Inquirer. March 13. Professor David Schanzer points out that there aren't many Islamist terrorist in the U.S. and how the Muslim-American community has acted to thwart them.

WUNC 91.5. March 10. Assoc. Professor David Schanzer talks about his research on Muslim-American extremism and the congressional hearings led by Rep. King on the show The State of Things.

San Francisco Chronicle. March 10. Muslim-American communities are the largest single source of information for terrorism incidents involving Muslims says Assoc. Professor David Schanzer. March 9. Assoc. Professor David Schanzer discussed radicalization in Muslim-American communities and the Rep. King congressional hearings on the show On Point.

WUNC 91.5. March 9. Professor Robert Korstad discusses the history of unions and implications for labor policy on the show The State of Things. March 9. Qaddafi's son Saif al-Islam has not turned out to be a more modern face of the regime in Libya, says professor Bruce Jentleson.

The Toronto Globe and March 9. Professor Charles Clotfelter reflects on the role of March Madness at American universities.

The Gainsville Sun. March 8. An article on Rep. Peter King's hearing on radicalism in Muslim-American community cites the paper on the anti-terrorism efforts in that communityco-authored by Associate Professor David Schanzer. March 5. Republican efforts to defund health care reform are not simple says Associate Professor Don Taylor.

WUNC 91.5. March 3. Associate professor Don Taylor is skeptical that medical malpractice reform will produce large savings in health care costs in the state.

The New York Times. March 3. Ken Rogerson, director of undergraduate studies, discusses Fox News' decision to suspend presidential hopefuls Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich.

The New York Times. March 2. Professor Bruce Jentleson discusses the option of military intervention in Libya.

The (Raleigh) News & Observer. Feb. 26. Kristin Goss, assistant professor, discusses the unlikeliness of a repeal of the Second Amendment.

New York Times. Feb. 23. Professor Bruce Jentleson discusses the possible U.S. responses to the revolt in Libya.

Creative Feb. 18. David Schanzer, associate professor, comments on how the threat of homegrown terrorism by Muslim-Americans has been overblown.

Duke Magazine. Jan/Feb 2011. David Schanzer, associate professor, is interviewed on the issue of terrorism and the Muslim-American community.

The National Conversation. Feb. 10, 2011. David Schanzer, associate professor, points out that terrorism is rejected by the Muslim-American community in an article on the decline of terrorist acts in the U.S. by Muslim-Americans.

New York Times. Feb. 9, 2011. A report issued by the Triangle Center for Terrorism and Homeland Security is quoted in article about the proposed Congressional hearings on terrorism and Muslim-Americans.

Minnesota Public Radio. Feb. 2, 2011. Bruce Jentleson, professor of public policy and political science discusses the uprising in Egypt and the Obama administration's handling of the situation on the show "Midday with Gary Eichten."

The Stanford Daily. Jan. 28, 2011. Colleges and universities need to be more honest about the role of big-time athletics at their institutions says Professor Charles Clotfelter at a talk at the Stanford School of Education.

CBC Jan. 26, 2011. Assistant Professor Kristin Goss discusses the politics of gun control the day after Obama's speech in Tuscon about the shooting of Congresswoman Gifford and others on the show "Connect with Mark Kelley." Her remarks begin at minute 30. Jan. 21, 2011. Duke University, Vietnam National University and GE Foundation signed an agreement to develop a Master of Public Policy for Envirnomental Protection at the Vietnam National University. Sanford School professors will collaborate on creating the program. Jan. 18, 2011. A report recommends that the Department of Defense obtain DNA sequencing for military personnel, but Robert Cook-Deegan, research professor of public policy, cautions that data may not help in predicting or managing conditions such as PTSD.

NPR. Jan. 18, 2011. Philip Bennett, professor of journalist and public policy, was a guest on the show "On Point," discussing the new book by Mexican novelist Carlos Fuentes.

City Journal. Winter 2011. Korean-Americans are a model of successful immigration. Jacob Vigdor, professor of public policy, found Koreans intergrate into American society well.

The Daily Tar Heel. Jan. 9. Reflecting on the tenth anniversary of the No Child Left Behind Act, Jacob Vigdor said that while the legislation's disconnect with the educational community has become obvious, it has spurred a lot of research.

The Washington Post. Dec. 31, 2010. Charles Clotfelter, professor of public policy, suggests ending the tax deduction for contributions to college sports.

The Bleacher Dec. 30,2010. College sports are the most commercial part of most schools, yet they consistently lose money -- why keep them? Charles Clotfelter, professor of public policy, argues that sports are part of the key mission of colleges.

The Economist. Dec. 16, 2010. People get happier after middle-age as Peter Ubel, professor of business and public policy, found in a study of the happiness of groups 30-year-olds and 70-year-olds.

City Journal. Fall 2010. Afghan immigrants to the U.S. are assimilating faster than immigrants from Mexico, but at slower rates than immigrants from Asia, says Jacob Vigdor, professor of public policy and economics.

Axcess Dec. 14, 2010. Bruce Jentleson, professor of public policy and political science, characterizes the different challenges to U.S. foreign policy presented by Iran and North Korea.

San Francisco Chronicle. Dec. 10, 2010. M. Salahuddin Khan references a study led by David Schanzer, associate professor of the practice for public policy, to highlight the partnership between the Muslim community and the FBI needed to work toward a common goal.

The Duke Chronicle. Dec. 10. 2010. Bruce Jentleson, professor of public policy and political science, discussed the global implications of the rise of China during the last Super Tuesday panel discussion of the semester.

Voice of America. Dec. 9, 2010. WikiLeaks is drawing out the release of the diplomatic cable to gain more attention says Philip Bennett, professor of journalism and public policy.

Duke Magazine. Dec. 7, 2010. A review of the new book by Misha Angrist, assistant professor of geonomics and visiting professor at Sanford.

The Duke Chronicle. Dec. 7, 2010. Public policy studies in among the top 8 most popular majors at Duke, and Director of Undergraduate Studies Ken Rogerson discusses the challenges of that popularity.

ABC World News. Dec. 7, 2010. This report on the costs to the public of death penalty cases cites a study by Professor of Public Policy Phil Cook that found that North Carolina could save $11 million a year by abolishing the death penalty.

Fanhouse. Dec. 3, 2010. Columnist Kevin Blackistone references Sanford Associate Professor David Schanzer in an article stating that resistance to the 2014 World Cup in Qatar may rooted in islamophobia.

The New York Times. Nov. 22, 2010. Sanford Professor Jacob Vigdor is referenced in an article that discusses the challenges of focusing and learning in an age of digital distractions.

KBS. Nov. 19, 2010. Professor Philip Cook discusses income inequality and the "winner takes all" effect on Korean public television.

The New York Times. Nov. 19, 2010. Professor Anirudh Krishna discusses the fluid nature of poverty, where people are moving in and out of poverty over time due to multiple causes.

The Winston-Salem Journal. Nov. 15.2010. Professor Jake Vigdor and Associate Professor Donald H. Taylor comment on the budget proposals of the deficit commission.

The Durham Herald-Sun. Nov. 10, 2010. New York Times columnist David Brooks asserts that President Obama badly misread" the mood of the country, leading in part to the results of the 2010 midterm elections, a start to the tea party movement, and a system that exacerbates political polarization.

The Chronicle. Nov. 10, 2010. New York Times columnist and political pundit David Brooks speaks at the Sanford School and addresses the polarization of Congress, among other topics.

NPR. Nov. 4, 2010. Professor of Public Policy Robert Cook-Deegan responds to the Justice Department's proposal to limit patents on genes, along with Myriad general counsel Richard Marsh and F. Scott Kieff at George Washington University Law School.

The Durham Herald-Sun. Nov. 4, 2010. Visiting Lecturer and former Democratic consultant Mac MacCorkle and Frank Hill, former chief of staff for Sen. Elizabeth Dole discussed the implications of the election at the Sanford School.

The Durham Herald-Sun. Nov. 1, 2010. Professor Jacob Vigdor met with the Durham school board to present his research findings on teacher pay and evaluations.

The Chronicle of Higher Education. Oct. 24, 2010. Academics needs to realize the value of big-time sports for colleges argues Professor Charles Clotfelter.

WUNC 91.5. Oct. 21, 2010. Visiting Lecturer Misha Angrist discusses his new book "Here is a Human Being," about being one of the first people to have his genome mapped and made public on the program "The State of Things."

CSPAN2. Oct. 13, 2010. Bruce Jentleson, professor of public policy and political science, served as a panel speaker at a major national policy forum held on Capitol Hill titled, "Cutting the Fuse: Beyond the War on Terrorism."

WUNC 91.5. Oct. 7, 2010. Professor Sandy Darity possible solutions to the high unemployment rate on the program "The State of Things."

The Duke Chronicle. Sept. 29, 2010. This op-ed compares the potential of Duke Engage to change students to the work of student volunteers with the North Carolina Fund in the mid-60s as described in the book by Sanford Professor Bob Korstad.

WUNC 91.5. Sept. 29, 2010. Sanford Professor Bob Korstad discusses poverty in North Carolina on the show "The State of Things" with Rachel Seidman of the Kenan Institute.

The Durham News. Sept. 28, 2010. Karen Kemp, Assistant Dean for Marketing and Communications, talks about Sanford's upcoming exhibit opening and panel discussion for "The Geography of Marriage," a photography exhibit about civil ceremonies by Anne Weber.

The Editor's Desk. Sept. 25, 2010. In a Q&A with UNC journalism professor Andy Bechtel, Fiona Morgan MPP'11 shares her thoughts about the state of Triangle media.

Carolina Journal TV. Sept. 24, 2010. Professor Jacob Vigdor discusses a policy proposal to encourage U.S. immigrant assimilation.

The Herald-Sun. Sept. 22, 2010. In an op-ed entitled "Very Poor in a Wealthy Country," Associate Professor Anirudh Krishna discusses the causes and risks of living in American poverty. Also ran in the Pittsburg Post-Gazette.

NPR. Sept. 20, 2010. On the program Tell Me More, Associate Professor Anirudh Krishna discusses the rising poverty rate in America, which included 43.6 million Americans last year. At this rate, America could soon have a poverty level equal to that of India.

NPR. Sept. 20, 2010. Professor Peter Feaver discusses the Iranian government's current offers to assist the U.S. in Afghanistan.

The Chronicle. Sept. 17, 2010. Inspired by a recent Vanity Fair article, David Schanzer, associate professor of the practice for public policy, and Don Taylor, associate professor of public policy studies, hold a roundtable discussion about public policy gridlock.

PND. Sept. 17, 2010. The Social Impact Exchange awarded 1.8 million dollar grant from Robert Wood Johnson and Rockefeller Foundations.

The Economist. Sept. 16, 2010. Professor Helen Ladd was referenced in a blog post about better integration in Washington, D.C. for an Urban Institute Paper she co-wrote on school choice's effects on segregation.

Research Report Online. Sept. 14, 2010. Professor Seth G. Sanders joins professors from the University of Chicago, UCLA, and Carnegie Mellon to discuss whether or not the 2010 Census can accurately count same-sex couples.

NC Policy Watch. Sept. 13, 2010. Assoc. Professor David Schanzer discusses how the current anti-Muslim sentiment undermines security efforts in a radio interview.

The Guardian (UK). Sept. 10, 2010. The threatened Koran-burning by extremist pastor Terry Jones was "given more credibility then he deserved" by the media says Associate Professor David Schanzer.

NPR. Sept. 9, 2010. Professor William Darity joins Sam Fullwood, Senior Fellow at American Progress, to discuss alarmingly high African American unemployment rates and the role of discrimination in the employment sector.

The New Jersey Star-Ledger. Aug. 17, 2010. Associate Professor David Schanzer discusses how the uproar over the proposed Islamic community center in lower Manhattan hinders counterterrorism efforts.

Wall Street Journal - India Real Time. Aug. 12, 2010. Anirudh Krishna, assoc. dean at Sanford, is interviewed about his new book "One Illness Away: Why People Become Poor and How They Escape Poverty."

WNYC. Aug. 11, 2010. Sanford Professor Jake Vigdor discusses his research that found that gaining access to computers and the internet didn't necessarily improve outcomes for students

The (Raleigh) News & Observer. Aug. 7, 2010. Don Taylor, associate professor of public policy, proposes a way to address problems in both illegal immigration and social security.

Radio Netherlands Worldwide Aug. 6, 2010. Robert Cook-Deegan, professor of public policy and director of the Center for Genome Ethics Law and Policy, talks about continuing legal challenges surrounding gene patents. 

The Chronicle of Philanthropy. Aug. 5, 2010. Sanford Professor Joel Fleishman and co-author Thomas J. Tierney discuss the implications of the"Giving Pledge" that 40 wealthy individuals and families have taken to promise to donate at least half of their wealth to charity.

Poynter Online’s “Biz Blog Aug. 4, 2010. James Hamilton, professor at the Sanford School of Public Policy and director of the DeWitt Wallace Center for Media and Democracy, discusses a possible nonprofit business model for ailing Newsweek, which was just purchased by Sidney Harman.

Journalism Lives. Aug. 4, 2010. Sarah Cohen, professor of the practice at the DeWitt Wallace Center for Media and Democracy, has contributed to the development a new opensource desktop program, TimeFlow, to help investigative reporters crunch data.

The Chronicle of Higher Education. Aug 2, 2010. Ben Wildavsky, senior fellow at the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, reviews the new book, "American Universities in a Global Market," edited by Sanford Professor Charles Clotfelter.

Health Affairs Blog. July 28. Associate Professor Don Taylor and Amy Abernethy, associate director at Duke Comprehensive Cancer Center discuss how looking for large health care savings in end-of-life care is not the sole solution for decreasing costs.

Chicago Tribune. July 22. A Duke-UNC study of how Muslim communities counter radicalism is cited in this commentary on a proposed Islamic Community Center.

Education Week. July 21. Helen F. Ladd, a professor of public policy studies and economics, gathers newer data on the impact of teacher credentials and characteristics on high school students' achievement.

Charlotte Observer. July 21. Tara Steinmetz (MPP '12) outlines why nuclear energy is not a good alternative energy source.

New York Times. July 14. Peter Ubel, professor of business and public policy, points out the limitations of behavioral economics and why it is no subsitute for good policy.

New York Times. July 9. Columnist David Brooks discusses several recent studies on children, books and reading, including the one by Sanford Professors Jacob Vigdor and Helen Ladd, which finds that having a computer can have a negative effect on reading and math scores in children.

Los Angeles Times. July 8. The indictment of Al Qaeda operatives in the New York subway bombing plot should boost public confidence in the federal government's ability to neutralize a terrorist plot says Associate Professor David Schanzer.

WUNC 91.5 June 29. The bad reputations of orphanages may be over-rated according to a new study by Assoc. Professor Kate Whetten. Her research in several different countries finds that many children can thrive in orphanages. June 24. Column: Psst, young Gergen just may be on to something (Charlotte Observer). Sanford School Visiting Lecturer Christopher Gergen shares his passion to revitalize Durham’s economy through social innovation.

The Telegraph. June 21. The study by Sanford Professors Jacob Vigdor and Helen Ladd, which finds that having a home computer has a negative impact on the reading and math scores of children in grades five through eight, supports results of an earlier study from the Cranfield School of Management.

The UK Register. June 21. Columnist Lewis Page questions the wisdom of trying to close the digital divide in discussing the study by Sanford Professors Jacob Vigdor and Helen Ladd, which finds that having a home computer has a negative impact on the reading and math scores of children in grades five through eight.

The (Raleigh) News & Observer. June 19. A new study by Sanford Professors Jacob Vigdor and Helen Ladd finds that acquiring a home computer has a negative impact on the reading and math scores of children in grades five through eight, especially in disadvantaged families.

The New York Times. June 16. Some of the college sports ticketing practices examined in the upcoming book Big-Time Sports in American Universities by Sanford Professor Charles Clotfelter is discussed on the Freakonmics blog.

The New York Times. June 15. The Freakonmics blog discusses the new study by Sanford Professors Jacob Vigdor and Helen Ladd, which finds that having a home computer has a negative impact on the reading and math scores of children in grades five through eight, especially in disadvantaged families.

WUNC 91.5 June 15. Professor Jake Vigdor discusses his research for his book on the past and present of immigration in America on the radio show "The State of Things."

The New Jersey Star-Ledger. June 14. Assisant Professor of Public Policy Kristin A. Goss discusses some of the implications of the pending Supreme Court case on gun control.

El June 13. Philip Bennett, professor of public policy and journalism, discusses the economic crisis in Spain.

The Washington Post. June 13. Five myths about gun control, including the idea that more households with guns make the crime rate go down, are debunked by Sanford Professor Philip Cook and Jens Ludwig, professor at the University of Chicago.

The New York Times. May 20. William A. Darity, professor of public policy, African-American studies and economics, offers his views on the recession and its impact on wealth and race.

BMJ. May 18. Anthony D So, director of Sanford’s  Program on Global Health and Technology Access, discusses the need for development of new antibacterial drugs and the need for preventing drug resistant bacteria.

Orlando Sentinel. May 15. Duke undergraduate student Kavita J. Chapla writes on the benefits of the new airport-screening protocols, citing the importance of using intelligence-based, rather than race or ethnicity-based standards.

The (Raleigh) News and Observer. May 6. Public Policy students Betsy Bourassa, '11, and Stephanie Shyu, '10, completed a multimedia project on Muslim teenage females and their feelings on the traditional Muslim veil, as part of a class with Philip Bennett, professor of the practice of journalism and public policy.

WRAL. May 6. Giovanni Zanalda, visiting assistant professor of public policy and history, offers his views on the effect of Greece on the global market in this news story and video.

Genome Web. April 29. Robert Cook-Deegan, research professor of public policy, discusses "gene patent pools" as a way of licensing rights to genes in the wake of the Supreme Court decision about gene patents used in medical testing.

The Chronicle. April 26. Sanford hosts panels on hard-hitting issues, including poverty, as part of the "To Right These Wrongs: Continuing the work of Terry Sanford" symposium, the final event in this year's inaugural series.

Fox 8, Greensboro. April 25. Philip Cook, ITT/Terry Sanford professor of public policy, featured in story about costs associated with the death penalty. Cook says North Carolina would save $11 million a year if the death penalty were abolished.

LA Times. April 19. David Schanzer, associate profesor of the practice of public policy, comments on the continuing controversy in the Muslim community over public denouncements of extremism and terrorism.

The Durham Herald-Sun. April 14. Child maltreatment rates dropped 68 percent in Durham over the period from 2002 to 2008, due to a variety of programs, said Ken Dodge, professor of public policy and director of the Center for Child and Family Policy.

The Durham Herald-Sun. April 13. Visiting Professor of the Practice of Public Policy John Burness will become interim president of Franklin and Marshall College on July 1.

The Economist. April 8. Private efforts, such as private security guards and anti-theft devices in cars, can have an impact on crime levels according to a new paper presented at the Royal Economic Society by Philip Cook, professor of public policy, and John MacDonald of the University of Pennsylvania.

The New York Times. April 1. Susan Tifft, professor of public policy and journalism, dies at 59.

The Takeaway. March 26. Duke demographer James Vaupel recently published an article in Nature about people living longer and healthier.

The (Raleigh) News & Observer. March 25. Now that the health insurance reform bill has passed, Assistant Professor of Public Policy Donald H. Taylor further cost-cutting measures that are needed. Assistant Professor of Public Policy Donald H. Taylor explains the components of the newly passed Health Care bill.

NPR. March 19. Professor of Public Policy Charles Clotfelter discusses his findings about the drop-off in productivity during "March Madness." March 18. Helen Ladd, professor of public policy, takes part in a panel that outlines out the likely negative consequences of the Wake County School Board's plan to move to community schools.

The (Raleigh) News and Observer. March 18. Helen Ladd, professor of public policy, points out the likely negative consequences of the Wake County School Board's plan to move to community schools.

Fortune. March 17. Director of the Center for Genome Ethics, Law and Policy Robert Cook-Deegan comments on a pending lawsuit addressing issues of gene patenting.

Reuters. March 16. Myrid Genetics breast cancer patent too broad, Research Professor of Public Policy Robert Cook-Deegan says in a recent report.

The Chronicle of Higher Education. March 14. The Great Recession is a threat to the quality of higher education in America, especially the state universities says professor John F. Burness.

The Denver Post. March 14. It's too early to tell if the arrest of "Jihad Jane" is part of a trend in increased homegrown terrorism says Associate Professor of Public Policy David Schanzer.

The (Raleigh) News & Observer. March 9. Associate Professor of Public Policy David Schanzer points out the policy options for handling the trials of terror-suspects.

The New York Times. March 8. Anthony So, professor of public policy, argues against extending patents for biologic drugs.

The (Raleigh) News & Observer. March 5. Poverty is the elephant in the room in the discussion of the recent Wake County School Board changes in school assignment policy says Robert Korstad, professor of public policy.

WebMD. Feb. 24. Assistant Professor of Public Policy Donald H. Taylor comments on the White House Health Care Summit.

A book co-authored by J. Alexander McMahon Professor of Health Policy, Law and Management Frank Sloan was cited in a March 1 Chicago Tribune article about companies firing workers who won’t quit smoking. He also was quoted in a Feb. 22 New York Times article about how spikes in insurance prices attract a lot of attention and are a result of a variety of factors.

The News and Observer. Feb. 22. Misha Angrist, lecturer with the DeWitt Wallace Center, talks about his participation in the personal geomics project.

The Chronicle of Higher Education: Feb. 21. Kristen Goss, assistant professor of PPS, considers the pressures of the tenure track in the wake of the shooting at the University of Alabama.

The News and Observer. Feb. 21. As health care reform in Congress shows new signs of life, Assistant Professor Don Taylor considers the bottom line.

The Hill: Congress Blog. Feb. 10. Associate Professor of Public Policy David Schanzer responds to the latest GOP criticism of the current anti-terrorism efforts.

The News and Observer. Feb. 7. Kenneth Dodge, William McDougall Professor of Public Policy, makes recommedations about corporate executive bonus policies, discussing income inequality in the United States. This op-ed was also featured by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

PBS Newshour. Feb. 5. "Making Sense" with Paul Solman features commentary from Professor of Public Policy William Darity on unemployment and the economy.

Politics Daily. Feb. 1. Public policy student Doris Jwo (PPS '11) writes about the problems with the campus dining halls run by a local union and the current $2 million budget shortfall.

The Chronicle. Feb. 1. Associate Professor of Public Policy David Schanzer discusses his study on anti-terrorist efforts in the Muslim-American community.

The Chronicle of Higher Education. Jan. 31. A new study co-authored by Professor of Public Policy Jacob Vigdor finds diversity in admissions has limited educational benefits for white and Asian students.

The News and Observer. Jan 24. Professor of Public Policy Philip Cook's research informs debate on the cost savings that could result from putting a stop to capital punishment in North Carolina.

Huffington Post. Jan. 22. Assistant Professor of Public Policy Donald H. Taylor joins fellow health policy experts in urging House passage of the Senate health reform bill. Taylor and his peers expect that the bill will undergo significant improvement during the reconciliation process.

Durham Herald Sun. Jan. 22. Associate Professor of Public Policy David Schanzer's research on government risk management and public conceptions of safety serves as an important influence on discussions of Homeland Security

Washington Post. Jan. 15. Professor of Public Policy James Hamilton discusses how leadership on envirnomental issues can be more a matter of personality traits than political affliation.

The St. Petersburg Times. Jan. 12. discusses ways the Muslim-American community is working to prevent radicalism among its members and how law officials should work to support these efforts.

WUNC 91.5. Jan. 12. Kathryn Whetten, associate professor of public policy, discusses her new findings about orphanages in South Asia and Africa, which show that children can thrive in institutional care on the program "The State of Things."

Yale Forum on Climate Change. Jan. 7. Professor of Public Policy James Hamilton disucsses how economics affect news coverage and how the new media can change the coverage of the climate change issue in this video interview.

Time.Com. Jan. 6. A new report co-authored by Associate Professor of Public Policy David Schanzer discusses ways Muslim-American communities limit radicalization among their members.

CNN.Com. Jan. 6. The threat of homegrown terrorism from Muslim-Americans may be exaggerated is one of the conclusions of a report co-authored by Associate Professor of Public Policy David Schanzer.

The Houston Chronicle. Jan. 3.  Senior Research Scholar Joel Rosch comments on the difficulty in deciding how to handle disruptive students in public schools.

The PBS NewsHour. Dec. 29. Associate Professor of Public Policy David Schanzer discusses the cost-effectiveness of investing in screening devices to combat terrorist attempts on airplanes with host Gwen Ifill.

The Washington Post. Dec. 29. A former illegal immigrant, now a citizen, acts as a "cultural concierge," helping more recent immigrants assimilate to the U.S. said Jacob Vidgor, professor of public policy.

The News and Observer. Dec. 28. Professor of Public Policy Philip Cook discusses the findings in his new study that the death penatly costs the state of North Carolina nearly $11 million a year.

Duke Today. December 17. Research by Associate Professor of Public Policy Kate Whetten shows that orphans are a viable option for some children in Asia and Africa.

Fox Business News. Dec. 16. Professor of Public Policy James Hamilton talks about his research into personality traits and their impact on decision-making for his book "You Are What You Choose."

Durham Herald-Sun. Dec. 16. Visiting Lecturer Christopher Gergen launches a new social entrepreneur program called Bull Durham Forward. Gergen runs the Entrepreneurial Leadership Initiative within the Hart Leadership Program at Sanford.

WUNC 91.5. Dec. 10. Professor of Public Policy Jay Hamilton discusses his new book "You Are What You Choose" on radio show "The State of Things."

The New York Times. Dec. 2. Assistant Professor of Public Policy Donald H. Taylor comments on the effect of cuts to home health care proposed as part of the health care reform bill.

The Washington Times. Dec. 2. Visiting Lecturer Christopher Gergen the growing trend for political advocacy by philanthropic groups.

WUNC 91.5. Associate Professor of Public Policy Kate Whetten discusses the rise of HIV/AIDS in the Deep South on World AIDS Day on the radio show "The State of Things."

Reno Gazette-Journal. Nov. 22. Professor of Public Policy Philip Cook discusses the success of interlock devices in reducing repeat drunk-driving incidents.

U.S. News & World Report. Nov. 17. This article about "the green consumer" applies the analysis of personal traits from the new book You Are What You Chose by James Hamilton, professor of public policy, and Scott deMarchi.

Time. Nov. 12. James Hamilton, professor of public policy, and Scott de Marchi discuss their new book You Are What You Chose in this Q&A.

The New York Times. Nov. 12. Joel Fleishman, professor of public policy, comments on the trend of foundations spending down their endowments.

The Chronicle of Philanthropy Nov. 12. Professors of Public Policy Edward Skloot and Joel Fleishman comment on the new Social Impact Exchange, a first-of-its-kind forum aimed at increasing conversation about social philanthropic efforts.

Wisconsin Public Radio Nov. 10. Donald Taylor, Assistant Professor of Public Policy, called in to the Joy Cardin Show to discuss the latest in the health care reform debate: the bill recently passed in the House of Representatives. Now it moves on to the Senate, where Taylor predicts it will have obstacles to overcome.

UNC-TV Nov. 9. The documentary, "North Carolina Giving," narrated by Amb. James Joseph, professor of public policy, explores philanthropy across the state.

NPR Nov. 3, William Darity, Professor of Public Policy and African and African-American Studies, comments on the impact of the recession on the economic outlook for African Americans. Darity is organizing a summit of black economists at UNC and Duke to discuss this economic climate.

The Grio Oct. 30. Professor of Public Policy and African and African-American Studies William Darity, in collaboration with Darrick Hamilton, discuss Federal Reserve Chief Ben Bernanke's comments regarding the disparity in wealth between races.

The (Raleigh) News & Observer Oct. 30. Assistant Professor of Public Policy Donald Taylor's latest in a series of columns. In it, he discusses the limits of a public option in the bill introduced to the Senate by Majority Leader Harry Reid.

Los Angeles Times, Oct. 20. Professors of Public Policy Charles Clotfelter, Helen Ladd, and Jacob Vigdor's study on educational achievement cited in the Times' value-added research project.

Los Angeles Times, Oct. 19. Professor of Public Policy and Economics Helen Ladd comments on 'value-added' teacher evaluations.

KUER 90.1, Oct 19. Assistant Professor of Public Policy Don Taylor discussing policies about end-of-life care.

Billboard, Oct. 19. A new study by Assistant Professor of Public Policy Marc Bellemare and Andrew Holmberg of the Dept. of Justice examines how music piracy by college students is influenced by three factors: price, punishment and morality.

The Genomics Law Report, Oct. 19. Research Professor of Public Policy Robert Cook-Deegan discusses how the rapid pace of research in geonomics is outpacing law and social concerns.

The (Raleigh) News & Observer, Oct. 13. Susan Haga, assistant research professor for the Institute for Genome Sciences and Policy and public policy, discusses some of the ethic issues surrounding the practice of taking blood samples from newborn babies in this Op-Ed.

WUNC 91.5 Oct. 12. Philip Bennet, professor of the practice of journalism and public policy was a guest on the show "The State of Things," talking about the moral and ethical dilemmas journalists face as government watchdogs and how newspaper reporters can work to stay relevant in the digital age.

The (Raleigh) News & Observer, Sept. 25. Assistant Professor of Public Policy Don Taylor examines the Baucus bill as part of his ongoing series of commentaries on health care reform.

The New York Times, Sept. 21. Professor of Political Science and Public Policy Peter Feaver is quoted in the article "Good Will, but Few Foreign Policy Benefits for Obama."

The Chronicle of Higher Education, Sept. 21, Visiting Professor of the Practice in the DeWitt Wallace Center for Media and Democracy John Burness discusses the current state of Study Abroad programs in American universities.

WPR, Sept. 17. Don Taylor, assistant professor of public policy, discusses the implications of the Senate Finance Committee bill for health care reform with Wisconsin Public Radio host Joy Cardin.

The American Prospect, September 16.  William "Sandy" Darity, Arts and Sciences Professor of Public Policy, is the co-author of this article on "Race, Wealth, and Intergenerational Poverty" examining the persistent wealth gap between white and blacks and Latinos.

NPR, Sept. 14, Professor of Political Science and Public Policy Peter Feaver discusses the timeline of the war in Afghanistan.

New York Times blog, “Room for Debate” September 10. "What Was Missing in Obama’s Speech?" Assistant Professor Don Taylor suggests Medicare can be a vehicle for compromise in health policy reform.

The New York Times, August 31. Senior Associate Dean Phil Cook and Maeve Gearing, PhD candidate at the Sanford School, proposed, that with proper oversight and coordination, the ignition interlock could be an extraordinarily effective way to prevent drunk-driving recidivism.

The Washington Times, August 26.  Visiting Lecturer Chrisopher Gergen discusses programs that college offer students to promote leadership and engagement with their local communities.

WUNC 91.5 FM, August 18.  Professor of Public Policy Jake Vigdor was a guest on the program "The State of Things," discussing the impact of recent budget cuts on education in the state.

The News Hour, July31. Assistant PPS David Schanzer was a guest on The News Hour, discussing domestic security issues in the wake of the arrest of suspected terrorists in North Carolina., July 27. Assistant PPS Don Taylor's Interview on WRAL News, listing his Helath care Commentaries.

Duke Today, July 27. Professor Frank A. Sloan and Professor Kevin A. Schulman, Co-Author article, "Putting the reform back into Health care Reform".

North Carolina Public Radio (WUNC), July 23. James T. Hamilton, professor of public policy and director of the DeWitt Wallace Center for Media and Democracy, was interviewed by Host Frank Stasio, on his radio show "The State of Things", on new business model for newspapers.

Duke News, July 1.  A Q&A with Dean Bruce Kuniholm about Sanford's transition from Institute to School.

The New York Times, June 24 Kathryn Whetten, associate professor of PPS, discusses how little is know about orphan care in Tanzania and other parts of Africa.

Duke News, June 24.  Duke announces new Board of Trustees members, including Sanford alumni Sunny Kantha., June 4. Phillip Bennett, who will join Sanford in the fall as the Eugene C. Patterson Professor of the Practice of Journalism and Public Policy, discusses how the nonprofit model could lead to solutions for the field of journalism., June 3. Professor of PPS Jay Hamilton, director DeWitt Wallace Center for Media and Democracy, discusses his program's new approach to saving journalism through new hires, conferences and research.

NPR, May 28. In an interview with NPR, Professor of PPS Jay Hamilton, director of the DeWitt Wallace Center for Media and Democracy, discusses four things consumers look for in a newspaper., May 15. Sanford Professor of PPS and Political Science Bruce Jentleson writes, "What happens in Las Vegas may stay in Vegas, as the old advertising mantra goes, but what happens in nation-states doesn't stay inside those states." Political instability in Pakistan has potential global impact, as does the failed Somali state; weaknesses of some countries "pose a viral threat ..."

Education Week, May 6. Public Policy student Adrienne Ziluca ('09) wrote this op-ed supporting continued funding for arts in education as part of her PPS 121 (Reporting Public Policy) coursework.

The Washington Post, May 3.  James T. Hamilton, director of the DeWitt Wallace Center for Media and Democracy, and professor of PPS, points out the growing perception of media bias.

The Diamondback, April 15.  Philip J. Cook, Associate Director of Sanford, advocates on behalf of a growing movement to lower the legal drinking age., April 2. Giovanni Zanalda, visiting professor of PPS, discusses the parallels of the current economic situation to the banking crisis in Sweden in the early 1990s, when the government moved agressively to nationalize the failed banks.

USA Today, March 18.  James T. Hamilton comments on the transformations of the newspaper industry in the wake of the closing of several major daily papers.

WUNC 91.5 FM, March 11.  Nasim Fekrat, an Afghani journalist and media fellow at the DeWitt-Wallace Center for Media and Democracy, was a guest on "The Story." He discusses why he believes so deeply in freedom of expression that he's willing to risk his life.

Duke News, Feb. 27. PPS Professor Giovanni Zanalda is teaching a course on the history of financial and monetary crises, including commentary on current events, just as the United States experiences one of the most challenging in its history.

The New York Times' Caucus Blog, Feb. 10. A raft of documentaries about Barack Obama's 2008 campaign and election are in the works, including one by Durham resident Ariel Rogers. Rodgers focused on the group "Durham for Obama", and features PPS Professor Gunther Peck in the film.

Duke News, Feb. 16. Gregory Morrison, a PPS and history major, has been selected to deliver the sermon at Duke Chapel on Sunday, Feb. 22, at 11 a.m.

The Chronicle, Feb. 10. Journalism legend and former Los Angeles Times editor John Carroll spoke with The Chronicle as part of the Ewing Lecture on Ethics and Journalism at the Sanford Institute. To listen to an exclusive interview with Carroll, click here

Gulfnews, Feb. 9. With relations between Syria and the United States beginning to thaw, an article on how the two nations can rebuild positive relations quotes PPS professor Bruce Jentleson, who recently met with Syrian president Bashar Al-Assad as part of a US Institute for Peace delegation.

The Chronicle, Feb. 3. The Chronicle presents a Q&A with PPS Professor Bruce Jentleson about his recent meeting with Syrian president Bashar Assad in Damascus. Jentleson talks about Syria’s relationship with Iran, the country’s reaction to Barack Obama, and its support of Hamas and Hezbollah.

The Chronicle, Jan. 14. PPS professor Don Taylor, head of the Benjamin N. Duke Memorial Scholarship program, discusses the scholarship's efforts to compete more effectively with the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill's renowned Morehead-Cain Scholarship. Both grants are aimed at students from the Carolinas, and 12 to 15 Benjamin N. Duke Scholars are named each year.

PBS News Hour with Jim Lehrer, Jan. 9.  William “Sandy” Darity, Professor of PPS, African and African American Studies, and Economics, explains why warnings of the economic crisis were ignored.

The Volokh Conspiracy, Jan. 5-9. In a series of blog posts, ITT/Sanford Professor of Public Policy Phil Cook, currently on sabbatical, writes about the positive effects that raising the excise tax on alcohol could have for all Americans. Cook begins with a brief history of alcohol legislation in the United States, and then argues the merits of a higher excise tax and of lowering the drinking age.

Time Magazine, Dec. 12.  Alex Harris, professor of the practice of PPS and N.C. photographer, were invited to take pictures on the set of the movie Che, directed by Steven Soderbergh and starring Benicio Del Toro as the revolutionary Che Guevara, that explores the relationship of the townspeople and the actors in this photo essay.

Duke Today, Dec. 9.  Two Sanford students, Jeremy Cluchey (MPP ‘09) and Nick Campisano (PPS ‘09), were named Federal Service Student Ambassadors for the 2008-2009 school year,

The New York Times, Nov. 17.  Ken Dodge, professor of PPS and director of the Center for Child and Family Policy, discusses new research that links a “cascade of influences” of negative childhood events to serious teenage violence.

North Carolina Public Radio, Nov. 12.  Kevin Bleyer, Dwane Powell and Adam Chodikoff, panelists at the Sanford event “Laughing at Power,”  talked about their work as satirists on the program “The State of Things.”

Duke Global Health Institute, Nov. 10.  Associate Professor of PPS and Sociology Giovanna Merli, also a member of the Global Health Institute, discusses her work on the spread of HIV in China.

Duke Today, Nov. 7.  Amb. James A. Joseph, professor of the practice of PPS, gave a talk on leadership on the day after the election, examining the qualities exemplified by Nelson Mandela and how those qualities are needed now. 

Duke Today, Oct. 23. Duke demographer Giovanna Merli, a new member of the PPS faculty, is introduced to the Duke community. Merli is an expert on Chinese family policy, and she discusses the success of China's one-child-per-family laws as well as the reasons AIDS has been kept under control so well there.

Sunday Tribune, South Africa, Oct. 12. A discussion of curriculum reform in South Africa cites the book Elusive Equity: Education Reform in Post-Apartheid South Africa by Helen “Sunny” Ladd, professor of PPS and economics.

Charlotte Observer, Oct. 7.  James Hamilton, professor of PPS and economics, points out the confusing design of the ballot in North Carolina, where the presidential selection is not included in the straight ticket option.

North Carolina Public Radio, Sept. 3. On the program, “The State of Things,” Jacob Vigdor, associate professor of PPS, discusses his new plan for how teachers should be paid.

The Chronicle of Higher Education, Aug. 25: Former senior vice president for public affairs and government relations John Burness, now a visiting PPS professor, criticizes the manner in which organizations like U.S. News & World Report and Money Magazine rank institutions of higher learning.

New York Sun, Aug. 22: Obama’s education policies are in-line with a “Broader, Bolder Approach to Education” said Professor of PPS Helen “Sunny” Ladd, who co-chairs the task force that drafted the proposal.

National Journal Magazine, July 26:  Recent studies suggesting a biological basis for political preferences are criticized by Assistant Professor of PPS and Policital Science Evan Charney.

Democratic Strategist, “Obama and Iraq: A General Election Strategy”: July 3. With the Iraq War still near the top of voters’ list of concerns, Duke Public Policy Professor Bruce Jentleson offers a campaign strategy for presidential candidate Barack Obama.

Foreign Affairs: July/August 2008. Curtis Bradley, professor of law and public policy studies, reviews Benjamin Wittes' book, Law and the Long War, and calls it required reading for anyone interested in the legal challenges posed by the war on terror.

New England Journal of Medicine, June 26: Maxwell Mehlman reviews the 2008 book Medical Malpractice by J. Alexander McMahon Professor of Health Policy and Management and Professor of Economics Frank Sloan and lawyer and health policy research associate Lindsey Chepke.

Raleigh News & Observer: June 26. Duke public policy major Abby Alger, a rising senior, co-founded the new blog Real World Republicans to reach out to Generation Next -- people 16 to 25.

North Carolina Public Radio: June 25. Joel Rosch of the Center for Child and Family Policy talks about crime trends and prevention efforts on the program "The State of Things."

University of Illinois-WILL-AM's Focus 580: June 23. Jacob L. Vigdor, associate professor of public policy studies and economics, talks about his research on immigration assimilation patterns in the United States over the past quarter century.

North Carolina Public Radio: June 11.  On “The State of Things,” Professor of PPS Helen “Sunny” Ladd discusses the need for education reform in the wake of the failures of the No Child Left Behind policy. Ladd outlines the recommendations of a task force of experts, of which she is co-chair, that were announced this week as “A Broader, Bolder Approach to Education.”

Fox Business News: June 3.  Assistant Professor of Public Policy Don Taylor discusses the possible impact of New York State’s new higher excise tax on cigarettes on smoking rates and the public costs of smoking., May 27 – America still does a good job of assimilating new immigrants, concludes this commentary about the new study by Associate Professor of PPS Jacob Vigdor.

The Boston Globe, May 19.  Associate Professor of PPS Jacob Vigdor discusses the findings of his new study, the Index of Immigrant Assimilation, which finds that new immigrants are quickly assimilating into American culture and what policies might encourage cultural and civic assimilation. 

Denver Post, May 4: Kristin Goss, assistant professor of PPS, points out that this is a period of lack of attention to gun control, with little recent law-making on the issue.

Atlanta Journal-Constitution, April 24: Assistant Professor of PPS Elizabeth O. Ananat, whose work was cited in a report last week that claimed single parenthood costs taxpayers $112 billion, says that report ignored data showing that many women’s financial lives improve after divorce. She explains how the results add up.

Wisconsin Public Radio, April 9: In light of Gen. David H. Petraeus’ April 8 testimony before Congress, professor of public policy Bruce Jentleson  joins WPR’s Jim Packard to discuss the latest from Iraq: troop levels, recent violence in Basra, Iran and congressionally-mandated benchmarks.

Washington Post, April 7: Visiting lecturer in public policy and recent author Christopher Gergen has created a successful career as an entrepreneur using social networking for each of his business endeavors.

Washington Post, March 28: Paula D. McClain, a public policy professor and co-director of the Center for the Study of Race, Ethnicity, and Gender in the Social Sciences, has found that a majority of Latinos maintain stereotypical views about African-Americans.

North Carolina Public Radio, March 27: On “The State of Things,” Sanford Institute professor William “Sandy” Darity talks about a UNC-Duke conference exploring the global impact of biases based on color distinctions within races.

Colorado Springs Gazette, March 22: In light of the upcoming presidential election, Robert Korstad, an associate professor of public policy studies and history, comments on the United States’ need for a civic culture that encourages greater conversation on issues of race and segregation.

Duke Today, March 20: Three Duke faculty members, including professor of public policy and political science Paula McClain, currently sit on the Board of Overseers of the American National Election Study, which aims to provide data to help explain election outcomes. They are taking a close look at 2008's historic race.

Christian Science Monitor, March 20: Bruce Jentleson, a foreign-policy specialist at the Terry Sanford Institute of Public Policy, says that “It’s a different world (since the Iraq war), one that's more complex and with less of a sense that there will be a single leader.”

Pravda, March 17: Bruce Kuniholm, director of the Sanford Institute for Public Policy, provides commentary on the fifth anniversary of the Iraq War for the Russian daily newspaper Pravda.  Note: article is written in Slovak.

New York Times Magazine, March 9: Professor of Public Policy and Law Joel Fleishman, who recently wrote a book on the role of private foundations in American life, talks about the role of strategic grants in facilitating social change.

Newsweek, March 5: In a discussion of the vice presidential nominee for the Democratic ticket, retired general Anthony Zinni, a visiting professor at Duke’s Sanford Institute, is mentioned as a “national-security choice.”

Durham News, March 1: Retired four-star Marine Gen. Anthony Zinni, a guest lecturer this semester in the Hart Leadership Program at the Sanford Institute, shares his excitement for the involvement of young people in the presidential campaign.

Duke Today, Feb. 21: The Sanford Institute-connected Durham Family Initiative has birthed a new program that will help Durham County reach out to support its youngest new residents.

Duke University News & Communications, Feb 19: The strong opposition showing in the Pakistani elections should help prevent violence and lend credibility to the results, but it foreshadows political instability, says assistant professor of public policy Judith Kelley.

Newsweek, Feb. 4: Political science and public policy professor Paula McClain discusses her research, which sheds light on the stark racial divide that's been revealed in primary voting.

New Scientist, Feb. 2: Evan Charney, a political scientist and assistant public policy professor, is critical of some of the studies that have found personality differences between people who hold varying political views. (Link to free preview and full text for subscribers; e-mailed upon request to

Christian Science Monitor, Jan. 30: Professor of public policy Bruce Jentleson discusses the challenge the next president will face in improving America's stature abroad.

Marketplace, Jan. 29: Duke health policy analyst Chris Conover says it's not realistic to think that a rollback of the Bush tax cuts will cover the cost of universal health insurance coverage.

DiversityInc, Jan. 25: Paula McClain, a professor of political science and public policy who has researched Latino attitudes toward blacks in the South, talks about the crucial Latino voting bloc. (with audio) See also (U.K.) The First Post: Clinton and Obama Battle for Hispanic Vote

CNN's Anderson Cooper 360 Degrees, Jan. 23: Duke political science and public policy professor Paula McClain says black women may relate more with Barack Obama because of issues of race than with Hillary Clinton because of issues of gender. (See fifth report.)

Duke University News & Communications, Jan. 23: The Center for Child and Family Policy has been selected to evaluate the first phase of a new five-year nationwide effort to deliver developmental resources to 15 million young people.

NPR’s “Tell Me More,” Jan. 23: Professor of public policy, African and African American Studies and political science Paula McClain discusses her new study on how racial attitudes among Hispanics may affect voting patterns in the 2008 elections.

NPR's "Tell Me More," Jan. 18: Duke professor Paula McClain's research concluding that Latino voters may identify more with Clinton than Obama is making news in the blogosphere.

Duke University News & Communications, Jan. 16: Latinos tend to identify more with whites than with blacks, according to preliminary findings of a Duke study. This dynamic may affect the upcoming Democratic primaries, says Paula McClain, professor of political science, public policy and African and African American Studies.

Los Angeles Times, Jan. 13: Duke professor of public policy studies Bruce W. Jentleson writes that in its attempt to repair the damage of the last seven years, the Bush administration is turning to foreign policies it once rejected.

New York Times, Dec. 27: Itt/Terry Sanford Professor of Public Policy Philip Cook, an expert on lotteries, discusses gaps in what we know about who plays the games -- and at what cost.

New York Times, Dec. 26: “Do you think we should be subsidizing alcohol?" asks Philip Cook, professor of public policy and author of a new book on alcohol policy titled, Paying the Tab. Low taxes on beer and wine don't come close to balancing the societal costs of problem drinking, Cook says.

Chronicle of Higher Education, Dec.14: In his book, Paying the Tab: The Costs and Benefits of Alcohol Control, Duke public policy professor Philip Cook makes a case for raising excise taxes on alcohol to reduce drinking and curb the societal harm caused by alcohol abuse. Cook also proposes loosening drinking rules in "custodial" environments such as military bases and residential colleges.

Wall Street Journal, Dec. 10: Joel Fleishman, professor of public policy studies and law at Duke, discusses why private foundations are under pressure to give away more money and what the upside -- and downside -- of any changes could be for the public charities they support.

Washington Post, Dec. 8: When it comes to celebrity endorsements, who’s the bigger "get," Oprah or Barbra? Susan Tifft, a professor of journalism and public policy at Duke’s Terry Sanford Institute of Public Policy, joins a colleague in reviewing the research.

Bloomberg TV, Dec. 7: Jacob Vigdor, a professor of public policy studies and economics at Duke, talks about the Bush administration's plan to freeze some subprime mortgage rates. (See link to video under "related media" on the right.)

The Economist, Dec. 6: As Americans digest the news of another gun atrocity, they cannot be blamed for thinking that guns are in too ready supply. But an article by Philip Cook, Duke professor of public policy, in the latest Economic Journal suggests that the demand for illegal guns is not met as easily as many people believe.

The Observer (London), Dec. 2: A new analysis of the underground gun market in Chicago by four economists, including Duke’s Philip Cook, shows that stringent laws have increased the cost of getting hold of a weapon -- and cut violent crime.

Washington Times, Nov. 29: Because of her crossover appeal with white females, Oprah Winfrey’s support for Barack Obama has the potential to affect the outcome of the Jan. 3 Iowa caucus and other primaries, says political science and public policy professor Paula McClain. See also Duke University News & Communications.

ABC's Good Morning America, Nov. 28: Lisa Berlin, a research scientist for the Duke Center for Child and Family Policy, discusses a proposed Massachusetts law that would outlaw corporal punishment, including spanking, even for parents disciplining their kids at home.

Duke University News & Communications, Nov. 27: Sanford Institute professor Susan Tifft is applying her journalistic talents to writing about her own battle with cancer. Her website displays her characteristic humor along with insights about the tribulations of chemo and joy from the love and support she receives from her husband and legions of friends.

Duke University News & Communications, Nov. 27: A report that the number of people infected with the HIV virus has been exaggerated should not take away from Saturday’s World AIDS Day and its focus on care and prevention, says Michael H. Merson, director of Duke’s Global Health Institute.

New York Times, Nov. 27: At a time when the government is making hospices repay hundreds of millions of dollars to Medicare because patients are living longer, a new study by Duke public policy professor Don Taylor shows that hospice care reduces Medicare spending compared to other kinds of care.

North Carolina Public Radio's "The State of Things," Nov. 16: Alex Harris, a professor of public policy, discusses The Idea of Cuba, his latest publication. Inspired by a series of trips he took to Cuba, the book employs documentary photography to provide a contemporary picture of social and cultural life on the island today.

Duke University News & Communications, Nov. 15: In a new study on hospice care, assistant professor of public policy Don Taylor explains how hospice programs not only provide dying people with quality-of-life benefits, but also reduce Medicare spending by more than $2,000 per person compared to normal care.

Duke University News & Communications, Nov. 15: Senior Kristin Butler of Cary, N.C., an opinion columnist for The Chronicle student-run newspaper, has been named the 2007 winner of the Melcher Family Award for Excellence in Journalism.

New York Times, Nov. 12: Duke Law and public policy professor Joel L. Fleishman, a leading authority on nonprofit law, discusses new rules imposed by Congress aimed at giving donors a much clearer picture of how secular charities handle their money.

NPR’s Morning Edition, Nov. 6: Hardy Vieux, a 1993 PPS graduate and former Navy lawyer, discusses United States attorney general nominee Michael Mukasey’s stance on waterboarding, a controversial interrogation practice. Vieux says that once Mukasey is confirmed as attorney general, Senate Democrats will likely insist that he clarify his official position on the issue.

Washington Post, Oct. 29: Associate professor of public policy Anirudh Krishna's research on social capital--an important tool in development--shows that it must be grown on a local level, rather than through governmental or multinational organizations. This suggests a "fundamental flaw" in U.S. reconstruction efforts in Iraq, says columnist Shankar Vedantam.

CNN Money, Oct. 22: In a paper critical of most tax-funded bailouts for subprime loans, economics and public policy associate professor Jacob Vigdor advocates higher standards for lenders.

New York Times, Oct. 21: With the domestic market plateauing, professor of public policy, economics and law Charles Clotfelter comments on two U.S. lottery giants focused on securing new footholds overseas (see last page).

Duke University News & Communications, Oct. 18: Students in the Hart Leadership Program’s “Enterprising Leadership” course, led by visiting lecturerChristopher Gergen, have been talking to Durham leaders about city problems and now face the challenge of devising venture projects to effect change.

Chronicle of Philanthropy, Oct. 18: Joel L. Fleishman, professor of public policy studies and law at Duke, is leading efforts to help nonprofit groups avoid ethical and legal improprieties.

Public Radio East, Oct. 15: Christine Vaughn, a second-year MPP student and former teacher, discusses the relationship between a growing rate of teacher absences, reduced student performance on standardized tests and increased disciplinary problems in North Carolina schools.

New York Times, Oct. 14: With billions to gain, government officials in at least a dozen states are considering lottery privatizations. Longtime lottery analyst Philip J. Cook, a professor of public policy at Duke, has some concerns.

North Carolina Public Radio News, Oct. 10: The disproportionate share of health problems borne by minorities is tied to poverty in childhood, and is a reality Americans are morally obligated to address, says Sherman James, Susan B. King Professor of Public Policy Studies.

North Carolina Public Radio News, Oct. 5: Chris Conover, assistant research professor at Duke's Center for Health Policy, discusses the health care implications of the biggest lay-off in North Carolina state history.

UNC-TV’s North Carolina Bookwatch, Oct. 5: David Guy, a Duke alumnus and writing instructor at the Sanford Institute, talks about his fifth novel, entitled Jake Fades.

Austin Chronicle, Oct. 5: Guns are not easily obtained by inner-city criminals, as many people believe, and far from being hopeless, police efforts to curtail criminals' access to guns do make a difference, according to new research by ITT/Terry Sanford Professor of Public Policy Phil Cook.

UPI, Oct. 2: Last week, California became the most recent state to pass measures that would divest its retirement funds from any companies that do business with Iran. Professor of public policy Bruce Jentleson, an expert on coercive diplomacy, says such measures are not a new concept.

Washington Post, Sept. 9: Peter D. Feaver, a Duke political science and public policy professor who was a National Security Council strategic adviser until July when he returned to Duke, discusses Washington politics and the troop “surge” in Iraq. See also: NBC Nightly News: “General David Petraeus Preparing to Deliver State of Iraq Speech to Capitol Hill” (Transcript not available online)

Wall Street Journal, Sept. 7: Peter Feaver, a Duke political science and public policy professor who helped develop the troop surge plan while serving in the Bush administration, sees an opening for Democrats and Republicans to reach agreement on an Iraq policy. Also on NBC Nightly News.

The Economist, August 23: Rapid advances in genetic testing promise to transform medicine, but Dr. Robert Cook-Deegan, director of the Center for Genome Ethics, Law & Policy, wonders if insurance companies will invest in genetic tests that help with prevention.

PBS’s The Charlie Rose Show, August 22: Joel Fleishman, director of the Heyman Center on Ethics, Public Policy and the Professions at the Sanford Institute, joins Judith Rodin and Matthew Bishop in a discussion on the current state of philanthropy.

BBC World Service “Business Daily”, August 7: Chris Conover, a health policy professor, debates the efficiency and value of FDA drug trial regulations with the FDA's Theresa Mullin. 
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Tucson Citizen, Gannett News Service, July 26: Ken Rogerson, media policy professor and director of undergraduate studies, looks at how the YouTube phenomenon might shake up the format of presidential debates. See also: The Indianapolis Star

NPR’s Tell Me More, July 11: Knight Professor of the Practice of Journalism and Public Policy Studies and former Washington Post columnist William Raspberry talks about the future of schools, life, work and the meaning of it all in the program’s weekly visit with a wise elder.

UPI, July 10: Dr. Robert Cook-Deegan, director of the Center for Genome Ethics, Law & Policy, discusses legislation pending in Congress to prohibit researchers from patenting genes.

The Guardian, April 18: Kristin A. Goss, assistant professor of public policy studies and political science, explains that there are two reasons why it is unlikely that the Virginia Tech shooting will lead to stricter gun laws.

American Journalism Review, April/May 2007: New York Times should have done better follow-up when competitor broke story of deficiencies at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, says Susan E. Tifft, a professor of journalism and public policy at Duke University and coauthor of a book on the Times' Ochs-Sulzberger dynasty.

Duke Magazine, March-April 2007: Assistant Professor of Public Policy and Political Science Kristin A. Goss explores why the national gun-control campaign has underperformed when it comes to mobilizing broad-based support.

WAMU-FM (Washington, D.C.), March 19: Joel Fleishman’s, professor of law and public policy at Duke, discusses philanthropy and innovation on the "Kojo Nnamdi Show."

The New York Times, March 14: Christopher Schroeder, professor of public policy, reviews congressional authority – beyond the power of the purse – to change the course of the Iraq war.

WBUR's On Point, March 12: Charles Clotfelter, Duke professor of public policy and co-author of "Selling Hope: State Lotteries in America," joined a conversation about how some cash-strapped state governments are thinking about selling off their lotteries to private investors., Feb. 16: Uncharitable Thoughts: Are foundations elitist, anti-democratic, and in danger of losing their tax exemptions? Lincoln Caplan discusses Professor of Public Policy Joel Fleishman’s book calling for greater accountability by foundations.

TPMCafe, Feb. 5: Sanctions against Iran are not a strategy in themselves, says PPS Professor Bruce Jentleson, but "they also shouldn’t be undersold."

The New York Times, Feb. 4: New York Times columnist and visiting professor of PPS in fall 2006, David Brooks says he was struck by the “universal tone of postboomer pragmatism” among the Duke students he taught last autumn.

American Journalism Review, Feb. / Mar. 2007: Susan Tifft, professor of the practice of journalism and PPS, comments on the future of the New York Times Co. in light of growing financial challenges.

The New York Times, Jan. 28: Noah Pickus, professor of PPS and interim director for ethics at the Kenan Institute for Ethics at Duke, recommends that job seekers use common sense in their pursuit of new employment while at the office.

National Journal, Jan. 27: Congress could limit troop levels, block invasions of Iran and Syria, or set time limits or conditions on funding various aspects of the war in Iraq, says PPS and law professor Christopher Schroeder.

The Economist, Jan. 27:  In his new book on American philanthropy, Duke PPS Professor Joel Fleishman “packs an iron fist inside his velvet glove.”

Huffington Post, Jan. 25: Citing law and public policy professor Christopher Schroeder's constitutional interpretation, a syndicated columnist argues it is the responsibility of Congress to provide the scope of the mission in Iraq.

NPR’s “Marketplace”, Jan. 23: PPS Professor Charles Clotfelter discusses why Illinois lawmakers should reconsider their decision to sell the state lottery to private investors.

WUNC-FM, Jan. 17: Joel Fleishman, author of “The Foundation” and a professor of law and public policy at Duke, discusses the history, effectiveness and ethical dilemmas of America’s largest private foundations on “The State of Things.” 
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Duke University News & Communications, Jan. 8: Hasty passage of recently proposed legislation would be a mistake, says public policy professor and homeland security expert David Schanzer, adding that the 278-page bill contains numerous provisions that have not been subjected to public or congressional scrutiny.

TPM Cafe, Jan. 5: Bruce Jentleson, professor at the Terry Sanford Institute of Public Policy, questions the Bush administration’s moral commitment to the Iraqi people in light of its policy toward a growing number of refugees.

TPM Café, Dec. 20: Public Policy Professor Bruce Jentleson analyzes the potential weaknesses in President Bush’s latest strategy for resolving terrorism issues and the conflict in Iraq.

WUNC-FM “The State of Things”, Dec. 19: Noah Pickus, associate professor of public policy studies at Duke, joins a conversation today on North Carolina Public Radio’s “The State of Things” about the role and expectations of police officers in matters of federal immigration violations.

The New York Times, Oct. 26: Bruce W. Jentleson, professor of public policy, comments on midterm elections. He points out that President Bush is taking a gamble in assuming a candid approach can rescue GOP candidates who are struggling to defend the war.

WUNC Public Radio, Oct 19: Fritz Mayer, associate professor of public policy and political science at Duke, discusses NAFTA labor complaints on “The State of Things.” 
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TPM Cafe’s America Abroad blog, Oct. 4: Duke public policy professor Bruce Jentleson comments on news that former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger has been advising President Bush on Iraq.

The (London) Times, Sept. 22: Bruce Jentleson, professor of public policy and a former official in the Clinton Administration, comments on Democratic Party strategy in light of November’s midterm elections.

Marketplace, Sept. 14: Health Policy Professor Chris Conover says we need to rethink health insurance coverage and give people the same kind of tax breaks to buy their own insurance that we now provide to people with employer plans.

CBS News, Sept. 1: Sanford public policy professor and veteran journalist Susan Tifft lays out a few suggestions for the “Evening News with Katie Couric.”

TPM Café's American Abroad blog, Aug. 18: "The UN has its best opportunity in many years to demonstrate the crucial role it can play in international peace and security," writes Bruce Jentleson, Duke professor of public policy at the Terry Sanford Institute.

TPM Café's American Abroad blog, Aug. 9: Public Policy professor Bruce Jentleson takes issue with the spin some are putting on Sen. Joe Lieberman's primary defeat.

The New York Times, Aug. 6:“ 'Civil war' is sort of a proxy term for wars we cannot win,” says Christopher F. Gelpi, a professor of political science at Duke who has worked on gauging opinions on Iraq with Peter D. Feaver, a Duke professor of political science and public policy now on leave as a White House adviser.

Christian Science Monitor, Aug. 1: Public Policy professor Bruce Jentleson ,a former State Department planning staff member, says two "crucial elements" stand out that will determine success for an international agreement to end Middle East hostilities.

TPM Cafe's America Abroad blog, July 27: Bruce Jentleson, professor of PPS, says that the New York Times polls show that Americans are "disillusioned, not isolationist."

(Boston) Phoenix News, July 6: A look at the prospects for violent summer crime draws on research co-authored by Professor of Public Policy Philip Cook, showing that while the crime rate is stable or declining, shootings are rapidly on the rise.

Washington Post, July 1: Every day, African-American men consciously work to offset stereotypes about them. Professor of PPS Sherman James studies how the stress of coping for black men can damage the circulatory system and lead to chronic poor health.

TPM Cafe's America Abroad blog, June 21: Professor of PPS Bruce Jentleson says buying into invocations of sovereignty by Sudan, North Korea and Iran “poses its own dangers to international peace, security and justice.”

TPM Cafe's America Abroad blog, June 4: Professor of PPS Bruce Jentlesonsays, “for all those around the world that we've encouraged to turn to the United States as a model of democracy, President Bush has served up yet another gambit of democracy more as manipulation than deliberation.”

WUNC-91.5 FM, May 24: William A. "Sandy" Darity Jr., research professor of PPS at Duke and director of the Institute of African American Research at UNC-Chapel Hill joined a discussion on “The State of Things” about how public schools should go about identifying and educating gifted students.

Christian Science-Monitor, May 17: Restoration of U.S. diplomatic ties to Libya demonstrates the power of diplomacy, says Professor of PPS Bruce Jentleson.

(Raleigh) News & Observer, March 9: Duke students and community researchers talked to disadvantaged families and found that a lack of health insurance and medical debt are key factors in rising levels of rural poverty.
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(Raleigh) News & Observer, Feb. 10: Duke visiting professor Bernard Avishai says the "breath of fresh air" in Israeli politics is acting Prime Minister Ehud Olmert’s recruiting of international support before stating conditions for dealing with Hamas.  Duke News link

NPR's All Things Considered, Dec. 18: Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist and Sanford Institute journalism professor William Raspberry talks about his career as he retires from the Washington Post, where he started as a teletype operator 43 years ago.

(Raleigh) Triangle Business Journal, Dec. 14 -- The Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina Foundation will fund a four-year initiative by the Duke University Center for Health Policy aimed at helping state leaders expand programs to help the uninsured. Also News 14 Carolina.

Philip Cook , ITT Professor of Public Policy and co-author of "The Winner-Take-All Society," discusses the political implications of a report on world wealth in the June 10 San Francisco Chronicle.

Charles Clotfelter, Z. Smith Reynolds Professor of Public Policy Studies, talks about the implications of a revised Census Bureau estimate of the number of uninsured Americans on public radio’s April 26 Marketplace. Link to audio

In the April 20 USA Today, a 2001 study on gentrification in Boston by Assistant Professor of PPS and Economics Jacob Vigdor was cited, which found that a poor resident living in a gentrifying neighborhood was less likely to move. Vigdor discussed the irrationality of the prevalent feeling of dislike towards gentrification.

Assistant Research Professor of PPS Christopher Conover appeared on WUNC-91.5 FM’s public affairs program “The State of Things” on April 18 to discuss poverty, health insurance and wellness. Listen (mp3) or (RealMedia)

On April 13, Associate Professor of PPS and History Robert Korstad appeared on WUNC-91.5 FM’s program “The State of Things” to talk about what has changed for poor people in North Carolina over the past 40 years, as part of the station’s series, “North Carolina Voices: Understanding Poverty.” Listen (mp3) or (RealMedia)

On March 25, Z. Smith Reynolds Professor of PPS Charles T. Clotfelter appeared on WUNC-91.5 FM’s program “The State of Things” to discuss the proposed N.C. lottery.
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On March 3, Associate Professor of PPS and History Robert Korstad appeared on WUNC-91.5 FM’s program “The State of Things” to discuss a union organizing campaign at R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. in Winston-Salem, the company’s response and the history of union organizing in North Carolina. (RealMedia)

On February 4, Donald Taylor, assistant professor of PPS and community and family medicine, Center for Health Policy, Law, and Management, was quoted in a USA Today article that while undoing the harm from smoking is not immediate, the earlier one starts, the better. A smoking study he co-authored with Dr. Truls Ostbye, professor of community and family medicine was also cited.

In a Feb. 3 article in The Christian Science Monitor, Sanford Institute Director Bruce Jentleson commented that in her first foreign trip to Europe and the Middle East, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice would emphasize diplomacy and cooperation among allies.

In a Jan. 31 Christian Science Monitor article, ITT/Terry Sanford Professor of PPS Philip Cook said a handgun ban in San Francisco will not prevent criminals from obtaining guns. quoted Eugene C. Patterson Professor of the Practice of Journalism and PPS Susan Tifft Jan. 12, saying that talk-show host and syndicated columnist Armstrong Williams’s acceptance of $240,000 from the Department of Education before conducting a flattering interview with Education Secretary Rod Paige showed that “he should stick with P.R.”