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Will COVID-19 finally spur a revamp of US health care?

Will COVID-19 finally spur a revamp of US health care?

April 1, 2020

The coronavirus pandemic “has exposed the limits of such an individualistic approach” to health care, writes University health policy historian Mical Raz in the Washington Post.

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COVID-19 pandemic a ‘fire drill’ for climate change

COVID-19 pandemic a ‘fire drill’ for climate change

March 30, 2020

Like infectious disease researchers, climate change scientists have warned for decades that we are unprepared. Rochester astrophysicist Adam Frank says, “It’s time to wake up.”

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Why are ‘Oscars so white,’ not just on stage but online?

Why are ‘Oscars so white,’ not just on stage but online?

February 10, 2020

In an analysis for the Washington Post, Rochester political scientist Bethany Lacina finds that, in whiter media markets, people seek out personal information about actors of color less.

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Rochester economist expects the Fed to stay the course

Rochester economist expects the Fed to stay the course

January 27, 2020

At the committee’s first meeting of 2020, Rochester professor Narayana Kocherlakota expects the Federal Open Market Committee to hold the course on interest rates, as issues from trade wars to impeachment loom.

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Online trolls keep largely mum for latest <em>Star Wars</em> movie

Online trolls keep largely mum for latest Star Wars movie

January 21, 2020

With a fast-paced plot and more conservative themes, The Rise of Skywalker avoided the online trolling that greeted its predecessor, argues associate professor of political science Bethany Lacina in the Washington Post.

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The US is fighting an unwinnable war in Afghanistan

The US is fighting an unwinnable war in Afghanistan

November 12, 2019

In a New York Times video op-ed, Lyle Jeremy Rubin, a history PhD candidate at the University of Rochester, and four other American veterans argue that the nation’s longest war is not winnable.

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The Great Recession: The downturn that wouldn’t end

The Great Recession: The downturn that wouldn’t end

November 1, 2019

The Great Recession officially lasted through June 2009, with unemployment levels peaking in October of that year. And while unemployment is now the lowest it’s been in the last 50 years, Rochester experts say the recession is still very much with us.

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Separating children from their families must be last resort

Separating children from their families must be last resort

October 28, 2019

In an essay published in the American Journal of Public Health, associate professor of history and practicing hospitalist Mical Raz writes that apart from extreme cases of imminent physical harm, “suboptimal families are better for children than removal.”

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Calling Medicare ‘socialized medicine’ is a well-worn scare tactic

Calling Medicare ‘socialized medicine’ is a well-worn scare tactic

October 16, 2019

Conservatives have scared Americans into supporting higher health care costs, while shying away from expanding access, writes associate professor of history Michal Raz in a Washington Post op-ed.

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Why Biden’s record players won’t solve poverty

Why Biden’s record players won’t solve poverty

September 16, 2019

“Biden was voicing a deeply flawed theory that arose during the 1960s and that blamed parents, especially mothers, for the struggles of poor children and children of color,” writes associate professor of history Mical Raz in a Washington Post op-ed.

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