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July 24, 2013 8:41 AM Detroit and the Origins of the Urban Crisis

My examination of Detroit in the quarter-century after World War II suggests that the origins of the urban crisis are much earlier than social scientists have recognized, its roots deeper, more tangled, and perhaps more intractable.  No one social program...

By Dan Hopkins

June 19, 2013 9:54 AM What Detroit Means for America

The first thing I thought about Detroit is that the state’s appointment of a receiver demonstrated the Republican governor’s profound indifference to the democratic process of a Democratic city, not to mention a white governor’s profound indifference to a black...

By Kelly Kleiman

April 24, 2013 9:00 AM How Constituent Contact Can Matter: The Michigan Anti-Bullying Bill

Does contacting one’s legislator influence public policy? We answer this question with a field experiment in which Michigan state legislators are randomly assigned to be contacted by their constituents about a specific bill. The field experimental design allows us to...

By John Sides

July 05, 2012 2:21 PM Good for Michigan Governor Rick Snyder

Republican politicians across the nation are pushing voter ID laws and similar measures ostensibly designed to thwart (the largely fictional problem of) voter fraud. Despite various flimsy justifications offered, most of these new laws are obviously intended to prevent or...

By Harold Pollack

February 28, 2012 9:19 PM Romney Wins Two

Over at Plum Line I have a quick reaction to Romney's nice night in Michigan and Arizona. Just to add a bit to what I said over there... I think Romney wrapped up the nomination in either South Carolina or...

By Jonathan Bernstein