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Roosevelt House Faculty Forum Op-Eds, Discussions, Writing and Recent Research – Contributed by Roosevelt House Faculty Associates

broken windows
December 5, 2014

Does ‘Broken Windows’ Policing Work?

In the past week, people across the country reacted with disbelief as grand juries declined to indict the two police officers involved in the tragic deaths of Eric Garner in…  

Thanksgiving
November 21, 2014

In the Spirit of Thanksgiving

Millions of Americans will sit down next Thursday to enjoy a traditional Thanksgiving meal with family and friends without giving much thought to when their next meal might be or…  

china - usa
November 14, 2014

US-China’s Climate Agreement: What Lies Ahead?

President Obama and his Chinese counterpart President Xi took a bold step to announce a joint agreement on climate change this week that would cut carbon emissions and reduce dependence…  

Voting
October 17, 2014

Are Americans’ Voting Rights Intact?

With mid-term elections barely three weeks away, a bitter partisan battle is being fought not just over the control of the Senate but also over voting rights of ordinary people….  

Columbus Day
October 14, 2014

Is a Hyphenated American a Good American? How Being American Has Changed in the Last Hundred Years.

It used to be that Christopher Columbus was the major iconic representative of the Italian-American community in popular culture, but he has since given way to the likes of Tony…  

Ebola

The U.S. Military Can Battle Ebola

The recent Ebola outbreak has given the global medical community pause as it figures out how such a deadly disease can spread so rapidly across a few countries in West…  

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October 3, 2014

Climate Change and Environmental Stewardship

Climate change and its impact has been headline news for several weeks now. On September 21st, anywhere between 311,000 to 400,000 people made their way through Manhattan to beats of…  

Activists March On Wall Street To Hold Institutions Accountable For Financial Global Crisis
September 19, 2014

America’s Inequality

Earlier this week, the U.S. Census Bureau released the country’s poverty and inequality numbers for 2013. Although the poverty rate showed a decline from 15 percent in 2012 to 14.5…  

iamgrapeNYPD
August 22, 2014

The NYPD: A Work in Progress

The New York City Police Department is a work in progress. It has moved along a winding path of reform for decades. It never seems to get to where it…  

Brown
May 16, 2014

Addressing Segregation in American Schools through Fair Housing

Image: African-American students on whose behalf the Brown v. Board of Education case was taken to the Supreme Court  (credit: Life) In a landmark decision 60 years ago, the U.S. Supreme…