, Ebony
True Freedom on Independence Day
Emily Mooney & Nila Bala

From Ebony:

What’s more, imagine the impact that clemency could have on thousands incarcerated parents. Clemency could hasten their release and allow them to invest their time back into their…

, The Crime Report
The False Choice Between ‘Progressive’ and ‘Old-Fashioned’ Prosecutors
Lars Trautman & Jonathan Haggerty

From The Crime Report:

For example, many jurisdictions have found success with empowering police to deflect individuals away from jail, including sending those charged with public intoxication…

, Vox
What the police really believe
Arthur Rizer

From Vox:
Arthur Rizer is a former police officer and 21-year veteran of the US Army, where he served as a military policeman. Today, he heads the criminal justice program at the R Street Institute,…

, Route Fifty
Groups Call For More Accountability in State, Local Government Aid
Jonathan Bydlak

From Route Fifty:

“This common-sense requirement will reassure both citizens and federal officials that recipients disbursed the provided aid effectively and efficiently,” wrote the…

R Street Announces New Series on Spending Leading Up to 2020 Election
Corinne Day

WASHINGTON (July 8, 2020)—The R Street Institute is excited to announce its first publication in a new series focused on congressional spending and budgetary decision making. With less than 120…

The Power of the Spending Tracker
Jonathan Bydlak

Click here to subscribe to the full series.

Over the last few months, Congress has appropriated trillions of dollars in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Amid this flurry of spending, annual…

, Washington Examiner
Agriculture support should be temporary and targeted, just like all other federal coronavirus aid
Jonathan Bydlak & Clark Packard

One of the underappreciated aspects of the federal response to the COVID-19 pandemic is the degree to which various interests have succeeded in obtaining additional funding for favored programs….

Bipartisan call to remove confederate statues in the U.S. Capitol from public view
William Gray

Today, nearly 20 bipartisan organizations, scholars and former members of Congress called upon Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and Roy Blunt (Mo.) to use the power of the Joint…

Pragmatic tobacco policy can decrease youth use without affecting adult smokers
Chelsea Boyd

Review by: Chelsea Boyd

Officials have referred to youth e-cigarette use as an “epidemic” and have continued to sound alarms that vaping lures a new generation to a lifetime of nicotine use….

R Street Applauds FDA’s Newest Modified Risk Tobacco Product (MRTP) Designations
Corinne Day

WASHINGTON (June 7, 2019)—The R Street Institute welcomes today’s announcement by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Tobacco Products that Philip Morris Product S.A.’s IQOS…