Category Archives: Social policy

America’s Suicide Epidemic

While the press increasingly covers America’s suicide crisis, Trump has pointedly ignored it even though it afflicts a large chunk of his base. Maybe that ‘s because he’d have to abandon policies that have made matters worse for undereducated rural whites.


Why Democratic Presidential Candidates May Have to Choose Between Teacher Pay Raises and Charter Schools

Florida becomes a charter school battleground as communities fight a state law that diverts some of the proceeds from bond offererings, even ones approved for public school teacher salaries, to charter schools.


Dying on the Job: How Workers Get Hurt When Businesses Keep Deadly Secrets

OSHA reversed a rule that would have provided more information about workplace dangers nationally. It decided to stop requiring large employers to electronically report injury and illness data. OSHA still requires employers to document this information, but they don’t have to tell anyone.