Analysis

The Cowboy State Tames Bitcoin’s Regulatory Wild West

The Cowboy State Tames Bitcoin’s Regulatory Wild West

Wyoming’s first cryptocurrency bank may herald a new era of U.S. cryptocurrency regulation.

Expanding Home Confinement During COVID-19

Expanding Home Confinement During COVID-19

A regulatory remedy can help reduce the federal prison population during the pandemic.

Wall Street’s Favorite Four-Letter Word

Wall Street’s Favorite Four-Letter Word

The stock market is excited about SPACs, but regulators worry they could harm retail investors.

Electricity Problems Are Bigger in Texas

Electricity Problems Are Bigger in Texas

Despite historic power vulnerability, state regulators failed to prepare for the winter storm of the century.

Can Public Banking Save the Postal Service?

Can Public Banking Save the Postal Service?

Policymakers say that postal banking could offer financial support to underserved people while saving an American institution.

Rallying Around Paid Family Leave

Rallying Around Paid Family Leave

Stakeholders weigh in on a potential federal paid-leave program.

Time to Rescue the Rescue Dog Industry?

Time to Rescue the Rescue Dog Industry?

Rescue dog groups may be exacerbating the very problem they claim to address.

How a Racist Home Loan Program Created a Climate Crisis

How a Racist Home Loan Program Created a Climate Crisis

Two of the United States’ biggest challenges converge on urban heat islands.

Compassionate Release During COVID-19

Compassionate Release During COVID-19

Administrative and judicial processes offer those incarcerated in federal prisons a path home.

Community Land Trusts Get a California Makeover

Community Land Trusts Get a California Makeover

California laws may help community land trusts tackle a housing crisis and other issues.

Pandemic Strengthens Calls for Indigenous Data Sovereignty

Pandemic Strengthens Calls for Indigenous Data Sovereignty

A federal bill that would expand data access for tribal health providers may not satisfy Native communities.

Highway to Better Health Care

Highway to Better Health Care

Mobile clinics seek to address disparities in health care delivery by dismantling barriers for rural Americans.