Opinion

Achieving Climate Goals Will Require Sound Energy Storage Policies

Clean energy systems will not reduce emissions unless states promote effective energy storage policies.

Single-Use Plastics Need Comprehensive Federal Legislation

Despite state and local action, more effective reduction of single-use plastics must come from Congress.

Smart Algorithmic Change Requires a Collaborative Political Process

A groundbreaking algorithm designed to optimize school start times meets fierce community resistance.

Defining Equity in Algorithmic Change

When Boston school leaders sought to use algorithms to redesign the bus schedule, equity remained a challenge.

It’s Time to Cut the Hidden Climate Tax

As global temperatures rise, Americans will continue to pay the economic costs of climate change.

In a Justice Department Shutdown, Some Agencies Can Still Litigate

Even during budget crises, federal law empowers agencies to use appropriations to defend civil cases.

OIRA Reinvigorated

Over the last two years, OIRA has made many positive contributions to the administrative state.

Adopting Rebuttable Presumptions at the FCC

Deregulatory rebuttable presumptions would help advance the goals of the Telecommunications Act.

Lessons from State Implementation of Marijuana Legalization

States should learn from each other to confront the challenges of regulating marijuana.

The Costs of Voter ID Requirements

Research shows that requiring voter IDs imposes substantial costs, especially on disadvantaged groups.

Make Benefit-Cost Analysis Meaningful

Regulatory benefit-cost analysis should account for people’s welfare, not just empirical data.

Changes to Universities’ Sexual Assault Tribunals May Be Here to Stay

Education Department is planning to make significant reforms to Title IX regulations.