Rethinking Flavored Tobacco Bans and Black Markets
Corinne Day

WASHINGTON (March 25, 2020) – The U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill earlier this year banning flavored tobacco products, including menthol cigarettes and flavored e-cigarettes and vapes,…

Flavored Tobacco Product Bans and Black Markets
Jonathan Haggerty

Plenty of alternative policies exist, but ‘…An outright ban of menthol cigarettes combined with a ban on flavored vape products, particularly menthol or mint flavors, would be the most harmful…

A Conservative Agenda To Improve Youth Policing In Schools
Nila Bala & Emily Mooney

…even the most well-intentioned police officers may cause more harm than good by unnecessarily introducing youth to the justice system, interacting with youth in a manner that leads to a negative…

The Right Approach to Youth Policing in Schools
Corinne Day

WASHINGTON (March 9, 2020) – Two weeks ago, a video went viral of an Orlando police officer arresting a six-year-old at her school, with the little girl crying for a second chance. The incident has…

Increasing Collaboration Between Police and Mental Health Professionals
Lars Trautman & Jonathan Haggerty

From National Conference of State Legislatures:

Additional resources of police-mental health collaborations:

R Street: Statewide Policies Relating to Pre-Arrest Diversion and Crisis Response

Memorandum to the Public and BPD Members
Nila Bala

November 15, 2019
Memorandum to the Public and BPD Members
RE: Draft Policy 1207, Youth Interrogations

The Baltimore Police…

, The Hill
Police officers should not have to handle every crisis in their paths
Lars Trautman

The crises playing out daily in streets across the country are diverse, yet the people responding to them tend to be the same. Whether an incident involves a person committing a crime, suffering a…

, Washington Monthly
The Conservative Case Against Trump’s Immigration Policies
Arthur Rizer & Jonathan Haggerty

Since the Trump administration has implemented its extraordinarily strict immigration policies, stories of officials ripping children from their mother’s arms have abounded. These kinds of…

, Washington Examiner
The problem with ‘law and order’ approach to criminal justice
Lars Trautman

Law and order, or criminal justice reform?

To hear Attorney General William Barr and others hostile to recent reforms tell it, the two are incompatible. In their eyes, “tolerance” is a dirty…

, Forbes
Supreme Court Traffic Stop Case Could Drastically Limit Drivers’ Fourth Amendment Rights
Arthur Rizer

From Forbes:

Several of the coalition’s members, including the Fines and Fees Justice Center, the Institute for Justice, and the Southern Poverty Law Center, joined with the Cato Institute and R…

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Fiscal Policy in a Time of Crisis

A principled guide for government officials responding swiftly and directly to the unprecedented global pandemic.


1) Congress must act - but this is no time for pork or pet projects.
2) Relief must be immediate, targeted, and temporary.
3) Federal help should bolster the work states are doing, not replace it.