• Are Republicans rebranding or rethinking?

    If Republicans really do start asking better questions, they will come up with better — and less extreme — answers.

  • GOP tries to hide extremist base with a 'rebranding' (video)

    EJ Dionne, columnist for the Washington Post, talks with Rachel Maddow about Eric Cantor's 4th attempt in two years to rebrand the Republican Party in the hopes that American voters will ignore the radical extremists who make up the party's base, and whether this rebranding signals a shift in the national political debate.

  • Millennial Unemployment In January 2013 Rose Much Faster Than National Rate

    According to a study by Georgetown University’s Center on Education and the Workforce, the unemployment rate of recent college graduates was 6.8 percent 2012 -- well below the national rate, as well as the rate for all millennials.

  • From Obama, an olive branch to the Catholic Church on contraception coverage

    A little more than a year ago, the Obama administration set off a bitter and unnecessary clash with the Roman Catholic Church over rules mandating broad contraception coverage under the Affordable Care Act. The Department of Health and Human Services’ announcement of new regulations is a clear statement that President Obama never wanted this fight.

  • The new politics of immigration

    Think back to the battle over health-care reform. Can you imagine that Republicans, upon hearing that President Obama was about to offer his own proposals, would want to rush ahead of him to put their own marker down — and take positions close to his?

  • Why Florida Lawmakers Are Now Considering Medicaid Expansion

    Research from Georgetown University’s Health Policy Institute and the Jesse Ball duPont Fund suggests Medicaid expansion could save Florida up to $100 million a year in health costs.

  • Abuse Victim Opens Inaugural GPPI Conference

    Actress Sonja Sohn of HBO’s “The Wire” shared stories of the abuse she faced as the daughter of an abusive, schizophrenic Vietnam War veteran to a crowd of juvenile justice experts last Thursday morning. Her lecture was the opening keynote address for the Georgetown Public Policy Institute’s first-ever Leadership Evidence Analysis Debate Conference last Thursday and Friday, which focused on the discussion of at-risk youth.

  • Former Latina Chief Economist advocates for immigration reform, family-friendly policies

    There are not too many Latina economists — at least not yet. Yet Adriana Kugler, who recently finished her tenure (it’s usually a one-year position) as the first Latina Chief Economist at the Labor Department, describes it as an extremely rewarding profession.

  • Georgetown's LEAD Conference focuses on Juvenile Justice Reform

    A conference this week at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. focused on the work of the school’s Center for Juvenile Justice Reform (CJJR). The Leadership, Evidence, Analysis, Debate or LEAD Conference, put on by the Georgetown Public Policy Institute, brought together representatives of various stakeholder groups, including activists, judges, experts, students and researchers.

  • Jobs recovery favors highly educated workers

    The recovery is favoring the college educated, but leaving behind those with a high school diploma or less. "In the recession and recovery, those with the most education are hurt the least and recover the fastest," said Anthony Carnavale, director of the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce.