Policy and Law

Empathetic Police Prone to More Problems on the Beat

June 28, 2018
Police officers with a strict law-and-order ideology hold up better under public animosity than their more empathetic peers.

Police officers who endorse an empathetic approach to criminal justice do not perform as well when they sense they are underappreciated, according to new research from The University of Texas at Austin.

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UT/TT Poll: Family Separations, Guns and Elections

June 28, 2018
Texas Capitol

In the latest edition of the UT/TT Poll, Texas voters weigh in on some of the nation’s most contentious issues — border detention centers, school shootings, NAFTA — and offer insight into the upcoming elections.

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What “Equal Opportunity” in Education Really Means

June 27, 2018
School Graduation

We must abandon the idea that there is a single definition of “qualified” for college.

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Rhetoric Should Not Drive the Energy Conversation

June 26, 2018

 We are much better served by engaging in civil discourse, fact-based discussion and rigorous debate.

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Minimum Wage Is 80. Economists Don’t Give It Enough Credit

June 25, 2018
Minimum Wage

At the deepest level, the minimum wage embodies justice. 

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