Policy Studies

Publications

R Sheet on Pharmacy Access to Contraception in Iowa
Courtney Joslin & Marc Hyden

In the last several years, 10 states and the District of Columbia have passed pharmacy access bills, which allow pharmacists to prescribe hormonal contraception to women. These efforts expand the…

R Sheet on Tobacco Harm Reduction
Carrie Wade & Chelsea Boyd

Smoking combustible cigarettes causes nearly 1 in 5 deaths in the United States. Decades of abstinence-only smoking interventions have reduced smoking rates, but decreases have begun to stagnate and…

R Sheet on Supply Chain Security
Kathryn Waldron & Paul Rosenzweig

American national security depends upon supply chain integrity. In today’s world, America’s adversaries often advance their goals by exploiting technological weaknesses, engaging in a range of…

R Sheet On Online Content Policy
Jeffrey Westling & Mike Godwin

The Internet has allowed for an unprecedented level of connectivity across the globe. Accordingly, online platforms that harness this connectivity and facilitate communication between users now play…

Postsecondary Education in North Carolina Jails and Prisons
Jesse Kelley

The pursuit of higher education is perhaps the most worthwhile use of time for those incarcerated. Educational programming within prisons and jails can change the way individuals serve their period…

Efficient Solutions for Issues in Electricity Seams
Travis Kavulla

ISOs have conferred significant advantages in terms of the efficiency of the American power sector. Yet by becoming free-trade zones unto themselves, they in some ways make it difficult for those…

The Future of Prison Work: Private Employment Behind Bars
Nila Bala & Emily Mooney

Currently, prison work too often consists of non-transferable skills that are of little use upon reentry. In light of this, it is time to reimagine what prison work can and should consist of, and…

Broadening the Lens on Supply Chain Security in the Cyber Domain
Kathryn Waldron & Paul Rosenzweig

“America does not–and, indeed, should not — seek independence in an interconnected world, but we do seek supply chain assurance — the certainty that raw materials and manufactured components that…

R Street Short No. 70: Policing Requires An ‘Epic’ Shift
SteVon Felton

Effective and lasting reform requires a closer connection between officers and policymakers. If this disconnect is to be resolved, each stakeholder, including officers, must recognize that they are…

How Congress can grow its foreign policy capacity
William Murray

 President Donald Trump has seemingly upended the U.S. national security establishment in ways perhaps unprecedented in American history. The past 24 months have witnessed the United States…