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Are Artificial Christmas Trees Safe?

Are Artificial Christmas Trees Safe?

Chemicals in artificial Christmas trees may pose health and environmental risks.

Can the CPSC Save Christmas?

Can the CPSC Save Christmas?

With supply shortages and product safety plaguing this holiday season, legislators and advocates turn to the CPSC.

GAO Reviews New Transit Safety Measures

GAO Reviews New Transit Safety Measures

The Government Accountability Office examines recent federal expansion of public transit oversight.

“Rollback Whiplash” and a Two-Year Presidency

“Rollback Whiplash” and a Two-Year Presidency

Scholars argue that rollback tools mean Presidents must act fast to implement lasting policy.

Regulatory Lessons From the Meme Economy

Regulatory Lessons From the Meme Economy

Scholars review the rise and fall of GameStop stock and urge updates to securities laws.

Protecting the Right to Express Milk

Protecting the Right to Express Milk

Scholar argues that lactation policies need to do more to protect parents’ rights.

The Social Responsibility of Social Media Platforms

The Social Responsibility of Social Media Platforms

Scholar weighs options for putting an end to harmful speech on social media platforms.

Mass Comments’ Opportunity Costs

Mass Comments’ Opportunity Costs

What is lost when those with something to say join the mass comments bandwagon?

Comparing U.S. and Chinese Environmental Risk Regulation

Comparing U.S. and Chinese Environmental Risk Regulation

Research comparing risk regulation in the United States and China reveals selective variations, not sharp contrasts.

Democracy, Rulemaking, and Outpourings of Comments

Democracy, Rulemaking, and Outpourings of Comments

Scholars and policymakers should recognize the democratic benefits of public comments.

Regulating Plastic Bags

Regulating Plastic Bags

Scholars discuss policy options for regulating single-use plastic bags.

Week in Review

Week in Review

FDA increased access to the abortion pill, President Biden directed agencies to update their digital platforms, and more…