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New Rainey Center Report Helps Municipal Leaders Take Local Action Yielding Global Results for the Environment

Washington, D.C. (October 15, 2020) - The Joseph Rainey Center for Public Policy, a post partisan think tank based in Washington, DC has published a new Report examining effective municipal approaches to climate change policy. The Municipal Approaches to Climate Policy Report analyzes successful initiatives taken at the local level that have resulted in reduced carbon emissions and cleaner air as juxtaposed to tacticsthat only escalate the politicization […]

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Municipal Approches to Climate Policy

The Municipal Approaches to Climate Policy Report analyzes successful initiatives taken at the local level that have resulted in reduced carbon emissions and cleaner air as juxtaposed to tactics that only escalate the politicization of the climate issue without achieving notable environmental protection or long term benefits for the community.

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President Garrison Moderates Inaugural Panel on Race in the Military for Center for a New American Security.

Rainey President Bishop Garrison moderated a Virtual Roundtable: A Conversation on Race in the Military for the Center for a New American Security (CNAS). The series launched as a multi-part discussion on the lack of diversity in the most senior ranks, disparities in promotion rates, and racist incidents within the military. The first discussion session focused on the lived experiences of people of color in […]

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Haver and Edmonds Highlight National Security Strategy in Real Clear Defense

Senior Advisor Jeff Edmonds and Senior Fellow Grant Haver co-author defense strategies for ballistic missile technologies in Real Clear Defense

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CEO Hunt Talks Bi-Partisan Support for Environmental Justice Policy with Bloomberg Law

Excerpt from Virginia Seeks Agencies’ 'Lasting’ Environmental Justice PolicyPublished on September 15, 2020 in Bloomberg Law ‘This Is About Framing’ Sarah Hunt, who backs conservative energy and climate solutions as CEO of the Joseph Rainey Center for Public Policy, said Republicans across many states could support at least some policies—typically those that provide disadvantaged communities more participation in […]

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Rainey Center Announces Habeas COVID Project to Protect Vulnerable Populations Amid the Pandemic

WASHINGTON, September 16, 2020 — Today, the Joseph Rainey Center for Public Policy announced the launch of its Habeas COVID project which seeks to provide direct representation to adults in custody who are medically vulnerable should they contract the COVID-19 virus. Rainey Center Senior Fellow for Technology and Innovation, and criminal justice attorney, Meghan Bishop, is representing […]

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Technical Capacity Expansion Paves the Way for the Establishment of LAMP VIP Digital Hub Resource

WASHINGTON, September 15, 2020 — The Joseph Rainey Center for Public Policy is expanding its digital department and welcomes Shannon Callahan, Digital Information Technology Manager, to the Rainey Center team. This investment in technology expertise comes as the organization shifts towards expanded digital engagement with partners and policymakers in order to meet the challenges of […]

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President Garrison highlights the importance of representation in national security on None of the Above Podcast

President Bishop Garrison discusses America’s institutions reckoning with their roles in legacies of slavery and racism with Senior Fellow Mark Hannah on Eurasia Group Foundation’s None Of The Above podcast. Listen here

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Bishop Garrison on what white supremacy means for US national security

Rainey Center Co-Founder and President, Bishop Garrison provides his perspective as a West Point graduate and army veteran to Public Radio International’s The World host, Carol Hills. Listen to the conversation here

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"Normal" is Not Enough, Senior Fellow Meghan Bishop tells Youth Today

In Arizona, Donald Williams fought five years for the custody of his daughter after his rights were terminated. Eventually they were reunited, and the case was dismissed in May. As society longs to move back toward normalcy, we must remember that “normal,” for the child welfare system, is not the goal we should be striving toward.

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CEO Hunt gives insight on sustainable energy future and COVID-19 in Bloomberg Law

As America faces a Covid-19 resurgence this summer, our energy industry continues to provide needed supplies like hand sanitizer, gloves, masks, and gowns for the pandemic. Sarah E. Hunt, CEO of the Joseph Rainey Center for Public Policy, says recent reforms to the National Environmental Policy Act will empower the U.S., working with the energy industry, to swiftly rebuild the economy and combat climate change with sustainable infrastructure.

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President Garrison Stresses Military Diversity as Crucial to National Security in Center for New American Security

Leadership should consider how representation is reflected in all levels of leadership; how and where young, diverse talented is recruited; how to speak on and engage U.S. policies that may have a detrimental impact on recruiting and retaining talent; and how to address the issue of generational family service that often does not include diverse families.

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White Paper: Russian Disinformation and the COVID-19 Pandemic

Since the beginning of 2020, the world has seen the rapid spread of the COVID-19 virus which became a global emergency on January 30 and a pandemic on March 11. While everyone from physicians and epidemiologists to teachers and grocery store workers have sought means of combating the spread of the disease, masks and social distancing have done little to combat the spread of misinformation - which can be almost as dangerous. Our enemy is not only the pandemic, but “also an “infodemic” of misinformation,” as UN Secretary-General António Guterres reminded the world.

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Dr. Veronika Velch tells Real Clear World How to Fight Russia's Disinformation Pandemic

Published August 9, 2020 in Real Clear World Since the beginning of 2020, the world has seen the rapid spread of the COVID-19 virus which became a global emergency on January 30 and a pandemic on March 11. Everyone from physicians and epidemiologists to teachers and grocery store clerks have sought effective means of combatting the spread of the disease. Masks […]

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Bloomberg Law Writes Climate Criminal Prosecution with CEO Hunt

Bloomberg Law sat down with Sarah to chat about the criminal prosecution component of Joe Biden's climate plan. She noted: "Environmental crime victims do not need a new ‘climate crimes’ prosecution unit. They need robust enforcement of the federal Crime Victims’ Right Act during criminal environmental prosecutions.”

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CEO Hunt Talks Energy Policy on EcoRight Speaks

President & CEO Sarah E. Hunt joined Chelsea Henderson, host of the Podcast EcoRight Speaks from RepublicEn, for a conversation on conservative clean energy policy and how the energy sector is paving the way for the nation’s post-COVID economic recovery.

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Rainey Center CEO Weighs in on New Democratic Climate Position

Rainey Center CEO, Sarah E. Hunt, spoke with UK’s the Guardian about the implications of the latest climate platform released by the House Democrats today noting the plan is a non starter for any serious conversation about climate that will lead to actionable policy shifts in the near future. Read the full article here.

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Ambitious Spending Plans Cost National Oil Producers Competitive Edge Against Shale

Nothing lasts forever -- good or bad.  The global Covid-19 pandemic and Saudi-Russian price war upended global oil markets, sending demand and prices plummeting this spring. The head of the International Energy Agency, Fatih Birol, called it “Black April” and predicted 2020 would go down as the “worst year in the history” of the oil […]

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CEO Calls for the Immediate Establishment of Ethical Norms in Sexual Misconduct Allegations

The recent history of Trump, Kavanaugh, Bill Clinton, and Biden shows that the political weaponization of sexual misconduct allegations is now a fixture in our political process, further entrenching political polarization. The health of our democracy urgently requires the establishment of a formal body to create a victim-centric set of ethical norms and an independent […]

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An Appeal to the National Security Community to Fight Racial Injustice

As published on June 2, 2020 in Foreign Policy We have both had the honor of serving our country, albeit in different ways. One of us is a West Point graduate, former Obama appointee, and combat veteran with experience in homeland security; the other has been a civil servant and political appointee and has worked […]

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The Oil Market’s Lazarus Effect

The death of the oil age has oft been predicted. Peak supply. Peak demand. Peak shale.   Barely two months ago, oil markets were in disarray because of the combined supply and demand shocks of the price war and unprecedented government responses to the coronavirus pandemic that resulted in the near-complete shutdown of national economies around […]

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Meghan Bishop Keynotes 2020 OCDLA Annual Juvenile Law Conference

The 2020 Oregon Criminal Defense Lawyer Association Annual Juvenile Law Conference brought together (virtually) over 150 attorneys from across the state to participate in a day-and-a-half conference on the latest news and updates in child welfare law. Fellow Meghan Bishop was invited to keynote on increasing the level of advocacy for attorneys who represent children […]

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The Dystopian Genre Of Data Collection

President Bishop Garrison takes on current issues of data aggregation, analytics, and privacy. Or, with particular regard to privacy – the lack thereof, in Inkstick Media. Westworld's Big Data could be our unregulated future. HBO’s series “Westworld“ has, for the past two seasons, been one of the most anticipated and acclaimed television shows in recent […]

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Redefining Critical Infrastructure and Essential Workers

President Bishop Garrison suggests it's time to redefine critical infrastructure in The Council on Strategic Risks’ “Responsibility to Prepare and Prevent” Blog Series . The recent national health crisis has made clear that the United States must commit to expanding the designation to technical solutions, improved decision making, while simultaneously incorporating our nation’s workers.   […]

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Virginia’s elections must adapt to a COVID-19 world to maintain our democracy

CEO Sarah Hunt joins Inclusive Governance Fellow Stephen Cobb, Paul Reagan, and Ashley Taylor in an op-ed in The Richmond Times Dispatch to highlight that safeguarding elections and democratic processes is not a partisan issue — but a national priority. The right to vote is the bedrock of our democratic society, but without a functioning […]

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What The World Needs Now Is A Free Market for Oil

"Better to live and die on the free market where a company can decide its own fate." National Security and Energy Fellow, Rainey Fellow Robert Dillon tells the Reason Foundation that the age of managed oil markets is dead. If that wasn’t apparent before now, Mexico’s decision to unfurl the black flag when asked to contribute to […]

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Rainey Center Launches New COVID-19 Resource for Policymakers

WASHINGTON, DC – The Joseph Rainey Center for Public Policy has launched COVID19 State Response Map and Resource Guide, to provide policymakers with analysis and remote support during the current global health crisis. This resource provides state and federal policymakers with real time information about individual state responses to the issues of citizen protection, economic […]

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CEO Discusses Energy, Coronavirus & Comedy with Power Line Podcast

Co-Founder and CEO Sarah E. Hunt had the opportunity to talk energy, the environment and COVID-19 as a featured guest on the Power Line podcast from the Ricochet Network. Hunt joined author and political commentator, Steven F. Hayward to talk about the work of the Rainey Center and give her perspective on energy policy opportunities […]

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Rainey Center Launches LAMP Virtual Digital Dialogue for State Legislators

WASHINGTON, DC – The Joseph Rainey Center for Public Policy has launched its LAMP: Virtual Series, a collaborative, virtual convening for policy education, leadership development and networking platform for state policy makers.  The Leadership Alliance for a More Perfect Union (LAMP), a flagship leadership development program from the Rainey Center, brings together state legislative leaders, federal government […]

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Medical Supply Shortages Prompts a Doctor's Resourceful Response: Our CEO's Call to Action

On March 24, Co-founder and CEO Sarah E. Hunt how COVID-19 is effecting her family in The Federalist.  Amid shortages of PPE gear during the health pandemic, her sister, a third year neurosurgical resident at an urban hospital in Detroit, has resorted to making her own masks for herself and her medical colleagues. Hunt calls on President […]

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Stemming Climate Change Key to Protect the Nation’s Security

Published in Military Times on March 16, Joseph Rainey Center President Bishop Garrison calls on President Trump to heed calls from military leaders and act to limit the carbon pollution that is driving climate change and endangering our security. Mr. Garrison cites a new report from the nonpartisan security policy institute, Center for Climate and Security […]

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Rainey Center COVID-19 Organizational Response

Due to the recent global events surrounding the spread of COVID-19, the Rainey Center would like to update you on the necessary steps our organization is implementing at the recommendation of public health experts. In order to mitigate the further spread of the virus in accordance with WHO and CDC guidance, we are suspending all […]

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Political Campaigns Dial Up Text Messaging Outreach, But Is It Legal?

Stephen Cobb shines a light on campaigns using direct texting in Political Campaigns Dial Up Text Messaging Outreach, But Is It Legal? as published in Protego Press on February 28th. There are laws and long established practices governing the ways political candidates try to “get out the vote.” Now peer-to-peer texting pushes the boundaries of the ways […]

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Malvo Case Is Chance to Establish Life Without Parole Sentencing Standards Across States

Published on February 17 in Juvenile Justice Information Exchange Rainey Center Innovation and Technology Fellow, Meghan Bishop tackles the Supreme Court’s recent examination of Mathena v. Malvo, and its implications for juveniles in the criminal justice system, specifically how age plays a factor in Life Without Parole (LWOP) sentencing. Lee Boyd Malvo, was convicted on charges of crimes […]

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Is technology consistent with electoral integrity? The hard lessons of Iowa

Published February 15, 2020 in Salon Sarah Hunt and Bishop Garrison examined the chaos surrounding the 2020 Iowa caucus, highlighting the importance of protecting the security and integrity of our electoral system.  While technology has the power to bolster the ease and efficiency with which Americans participate in their democratic system, it must only be […]

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Alaska State Representative Sharon Jackson Joins Rainey Center Board

WASHINGTON, DC – The Joseph Rainey Center for Public Policy today welcomed Alaska State Representative Sharon Jackson (District 13) to its Board of Directors for the first time. As an Army veteran with more than 20 years of public service, Jackson has spent her career working to support small businesses, enhance the longevity of family […]

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INSIGHT: A Better Path to Climate Change Solutions—Cooperation, Not Lawsuits

As published January 16, 2020 in Bloomberg Environment Securities-based lawsuits against energy companies, such as New York’s case against Exxon Mobil, are a poor means of dealing with climate change and have negative consequences, writes the Rainey Center’s Sarah E. Hunt. She says other states considering similar litigation would be better served to instead focus […]

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Unilateral sanctions targeting Russia come at cost to transatlantic relationship

As published on January 9, 2019 in Euractiv US sanctions designed to undermine Russian natural gas exports to Europe specifically target European-based companies at the risk of further weakening an already fragile US-European relationship, write Martin Jirušek and Robert Dillon. Martin Jirušek is an assistant professor at the Faculty of Social Studies, Masaryk University, Czech […]

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New Poll Shows Energy Choice Is Favored Way to Increase Use of Renewables

As published on January 6, 2020 in Morning Consult American consumers have a choice every time they purchase a product or service. Whether it’s where to go for dinner, which movie to watch, or what present to buy someone for a birthday, the freedom to choose is built into the design of our retail economy.  […]

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Opinion: Trump tilts at windmills

As published on January 20, in The Washington Examiner President Trump’s feud with wind power, stemming from his opposition to a wind project near his Scotland golf course, continues to shape his perspective on renewable energy. In his recent speech to Turning Point USA students in Florida, his statements opposing wind energy left even conservatives […]

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Sarah Hunt On Politico Panel: How the Environmental Crisis is Shaping 2020

Rainey Center Founder and CEO, Sarah E. Hunt joined a bi-partisan POLITICO panel to answer the question: Where are the opportunities for synergy and dialogue between the parties and how do we move forward together to tackle our changing climate? Held earlier this month, the panel titled How the Environmental Crisis is Shaping 2020 explored […]

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INSIGHT: U.S. Opposition to Nord Stream 2 May Have Unintended Consequences

Both the White House and Congress want to block Russia’s Nord Stream 2 pipeline as part of U.S. sanctions on the country, but doing so could push the Kremlin closer to China, writes Robert Dillon of the Joseph Rainey Center for Public Policy.

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Rainey President & Co-Founder Tells Congress - Inclusivity is a National Security Matter

Before adjourning for the holidays, Co-Founder and President Bishop Garrison testified before the House Armed Services Committee on Capitol Hill to testify during a hearing titled:  “Diversity in Recruiting and Retention: Increasing Diversity in the Military – What the Military Services are Doing”.  Convened on December, 10th of last year, Bishop Garrison, a former U.S. Army Officer, was part of […]

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Inaugural LAMP Forum Convenes State Lawmakers For Energy Policy Exchange

Lawmakers representing different political parties and states gathered for the inaugural LAMP Forum in Los Angeles, California. This event featured three days of engaging dialogue between state policymakers and a diverse group of experts on the topic of energy innovation.

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America Should Support Everyone Who Has Served, Garrison Says

On Veterans Day, our Bishop Garrison called on Congress to support those who have served with the United States’ forces in Syria. Garrison, together with co-author Benjamin Haas, wrote in an article that Veterans Day is meant to remember everyone who has served.

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2020 Could Be A “Year To Remember” For Offshore Wind Energy

States along the U.S. East Coast are building offshore wind turbines as a renewable energy source. Our co-founder and CEO, Sarah Hunt, together with Citizens for Responsible Energy Solutions' Charles Hernick, recently published an article about the potential for offshore wind and why the regulators ought to act promptly to encourage its development.

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We Need “A Serious National Discussion About Climate Policy," Hunt Says on C-SPAN

The primary race for the Democratic presidential nomination is heating up, and among many hot topics, voters want to know what the candidates are going to do about our warming globe. Rainey Center co-founder and CEO, Sarah Hunt, weighed in on the candidates and their plans on an Atlantic Council’s energy panel, titled, “Democratic Presidential […]

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How Do We Balance Security and Privacy in a World of Facial Recognition?

California’s Governor Newsom recently signed into law a state-wide ban on the use of facial recognition surveillance by law enforcement agencies. Our Bartlett Cleland explains in new article why this is a “decisive move” for individual privacy, but warns that the appropriate use of this technology is complicated.

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Cobb Named "Top 40 Under 40" in Richmond, VA

Stephen Cobb, attorney and associate fellow for innovation and technology for the Rainey Center, has been named one of 2019's "Top 40 Under 40" by Style Weekly in Richmond, VA.

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Is A "Climate Change" Occurring Among Republicans?

Stories about climate action increasingly feature young people as leading voices. In the United States, young people are leading the way on the issue of climate change in an unusual place: the heart of the Republican Party. Sarah Hunt explains in a recent article that a growing majority of young Republicans view climate action as a policy priority.

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We Need To Stop America’s Nuclear Brain Drain

The United States' leadership in nuclear power is in decline, as our CEO, Sarah Hunt, explains in a new article. The answer may lie in a bipartisan bill called the Nuclear Energy Leadership Act.

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It's Time for the US to Take Grid Security Seriously, Hunt Says

Twenty-first century life, from life-saving technological advancements in hospitals to improved food storage, depends heavily on a reliable electric grid. Each year our demands on the grid rise, and according to Sarah Hunt, the grid is increasingly at risk which is a national security issue.

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Sarah Hunt Addresses the Question: Is Climate Bipartisanship Possible?

Sarah Hunt participated in a keynote panel which asked the question, is climate bipartisanship possible? As a leader in conservative clean energy policy, Hunt provided a vision of climate action that was founded on traditional, conservative values.

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Garrison & Lann: U.S. Needs Greater Parity with Russia On Hypersonic Nuclear Weapons

Russia is developing hypersonic nuclear weapons, and according to Bishop Garrison, our president and co-founder, and Preston Lann, research assistant, the United States may not be prepared to defend against them. Garrison and Lann recently explained the situation in an article for RealClearDefense.

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Garrison Says Former Attorney General Eric Holder “Wants The Law Upheld”

Bishop Garrison, Rainey Center president and co-founder, appeared on MSNBC over the weekend to discuss a recent in-depth interview former attorney general Eric Holder conducted with CNN.

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Sarah Hunt Joins Board of Re-Launched PACENation

PACENation announced its relaunch as an independent, membership-funded nonprofit organization as well as the election of nine clean energy finance and policy leaders to its board of directors, including our CEO and co-founder, Sarah Hunt.

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We Can Address America’s Trust Problem Through Service, Garrison Says

One of our most significant threats to national security today is the lack of shared trust. Rainey Center's Bishop Garrison was recently published in Thrive Global along with co-author Mary Beth Bruggeman of The Mission Continues, outlining how we can work towards addressing that threat through national service.

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Economic Sanctions On Russian Energy May Have “Unintended Consequences”

Robert Dillon, associate fellow for energy security, was recently published in Bloomberg Environment discussing the United State’s sanctions of Russia’s Nord Stream 2 pipeline.

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Garrison Calls On President And Democratic Nominee To “Represent The Totality” Of America

Rainey Center president and co-founder, Bishop Garrison, appeared on MSNBC to discuss the 2020 election progress. Current data indicates that race between President Trump and the eventual Democratic nominee will come down to only four states—Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Michigan, and Florida.

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Regulators Can’t Adapt To “The Pace Of Innovation,” Hunt Says

Rainey Center’s CEO and co-founder, Sarah Hunt, spoke on a panel at the American Conservation Coalition’s inaugural policy colloquium last week. Both Rainey Center and Rainey’s Leadership Alliance for a More Perfect Union (LAMP) sponsored the event.

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How Renewable Sources of Energy are Keeping America Beautiful

Renewable energy sources are producing more electricity for Americans than coal, which is a landmark first achieved earlier this year.

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Garrison Writes that Racism is an Existential Threat

Bishop Garrison, Rainey Center president and co-founder, published an op-ed in Inkstick Media about how racism has become a growing threat in recent years. Garrison outlined a few of the recent mass shootings that have taken place around the world, touching on the recent incident in New Zealand that targeted Muslims, as well as both […]

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Garrison: Primary Voters Care about Values and Ethics

Rainey Center president and co-founder, Bishop Garrison, appeared on MSNBC recently to discuss the Democratic primary candidates. Elizabeth Warren, Senator and presidential hopeful, has seen a recent bump in her poll numbers, almost eliminating former Vice President Joe Biden’s lead. Garrison said that it is “absolutely a possibility” that Warren could jump to be the […]

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Registration Open Now for Colloquium on Environmental Policy

We are excited to help our friends at American Conservation Coalition Campus (ACC) launch their inaugural policy colloquium, along with the Property and Environment Research Center (PERC), later this month in Washington, DC. The event’s aim is to engage and educate young Capitol Hill policy leaders on “market-based, corporate-led, limited government environmental reforms.” Attendees will […]

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Garrison on MSNBC, says Democratic Presidential Primary is “Healthy for Democracy”

Bishop Garrison, Rainey Center president and co-founder, was on MSNBC over the weekend to discuss the Democratic candidates currently investing time in Iowa in preparation for the presidential primary.

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The New York Times Profiles Sarah Hunt as a Leading Conservative Climate Advocate

Sarah Hunt, CEO and co-founder of the Rainey Center, was profiled in The New York Times’ Climate Fwd: newsletter recently as a prominent figure in the trend of young conservatives and Republicans becoming more environmentally conscious. Hunt shared that when climate change deniers within the GOP start challenging someone’s conservative credentials, such as her own, […]

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Podcast: Garrison Explains How to Build Bridges in Policy, Says “No One Side Has All the Answers”

Bishop Garrison, president and co-founder of the Rainey Center, was recently on an episode of Breakthrough Institute’s podcast, Breakthrough Dialogues.  In this episode, Garrison discussed the founding of the Rainey Center and why he thinks cross-partisanship matters. “We recognize that no one side has all the answers to any problem. It’s going to take individuals […]

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The Data From Your Health Tracking Apps May Be Used Against You In Court

In a new op-ed for Protego Press, our CEO and co-founder, Sarah Hunt, along with Meghan Bishop, fellow for innovation and technology, shine a light on one of the unfortunate dark sides of technology. Apple recently enhanced their health app for women with a new feature called Cycle, where women can record their menstrual cycles, […]

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Robert Dillon Says Both Sides of the Aisle Need to Build on “Common Values” to Combat Climate Change

Robert Dillon, associate fellow for energy security for the Rainey Center, was recently interviewed by National Review about a recent push by some conservative lawmakers to consider a carbon tax. While pro-carbon tax conservatives believe that such a solution would be market-friendly and may even spur on green energy innovation, Dillon suggests an alternative, because […]

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Garrison in Vox, Democratic hopefuls need to address China, climate change, and Afghanistan

Rainey Center president and co-founder, Bishop Garrison, was featured in an article in Vox discussing the foreign policy issues that experts want the 2020 Democratic hopefuls to address in the second round of debates happening this week. Garrison said he would ask the candidates the following three questions: How do we counter and compete with […]

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Rainey Center Welcomes More Mavericks to Growing Team

The Joseph Rainey Center for Public Policy is excited to welcome new staff and research fellows as we expand our team of cross-partisan, pragmatic problem solvers.   The Rainey Center welcomes Bartlett Cleland as the executive director of the Rainey Center’s Leadership Alliance for a More Perfect Union (LAMP) program. In this role, he will interface […]

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Scholar Stephen Cobb Explains Why Lawyers Need To Improve Their Media Skills

Stephen Cobb, associate fellow for innovation and technology for the Rainey Center, wrote for Bloomberg Law recently that it is important for attorneys to hone their media skills. The reality of 24-hour news coverage is that legal topics, such as Congressional investigations, will be reported every day and will stir the interest of the American […]

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Garrison says infrastructure security should be a “non-partisan issue”

Rainey Center president and co-founder, Bishop Garrison, was recently published in the Aspen Institute’s blog where he argues that cybersecurity ought to be taken seriously, and is not a simple, single platform threat. He says, It’s not simply the “grid”, although that is at risk. In fact, Russia is said to have spent years inserting […]

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Garrison on MSNBC, party disputes in Congress are a “generational divide”

Rainey Center co-founder and president, Bishop Garrison, appeared on MSNBC over the weekend to discuss the inter-party disputes happening within both the Republican and Democrat parties right now.

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Garrison and Gargaro show the threats of China and climate change go hand in hand

Bishop Garrison, co-founder and president of the Rainey Center, together with associate fellow for energy, David Gargaro, have authored an op-ed in Just Security where they discuss how the United States can combat problems that the presidential hopefuls identified in the recent Democratic debates: China and climate change. They explain,

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Hunt says President Trump “should be proud” of America’s clean energy industry

Sarah Hunt, our co-founder and CEO, was recently quoted in an article by The Guardian about President Trump’s planned defense of “his industry-friendly rollbacks of environment protections,” expected to be announced next week.

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Garrison on MSNBC, North Korea and USA’s goals “diametrically opposed”

Bishop Garrison, co-founder and president of the Rainey Center, was on MSNBC earlier this week to discuss recent actions involving President Trump’s visit to North Korea.

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Garrison on MSNBC, American’s don’t want war with Iran

Bishop Garrison, co-founder and president of the Rainey Center, was on MSNBC earlier this week to discuss recent actions involving Iran and the delay of ICE deportation raids.

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Streaming Music Better for the Environment? Think Again.

The recording industry has undergone a massive transformation into the digital age of music distribution. In 2008, revenue from music streaming made up just 4% of the American music industry. Last year, streaming made up 75% of revenue. This exponential growth means many have embraced streaming options like Spotify, Apple Music, and Tidal, but others […]

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Garrison in Politico, “the devil is always in the details” of foreign policy

Bishop Garrison, Rainey Center co-founder and president, was quoted in a recent in a Politico article by Bill Scher, contributing editor to Politico Magazine, analyzing the foreign policy of some of the candidates in the heated Democratic Presidential primary race.

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Garrison on MSNBC, the economy will be an important issue in 2020 elections

Rainey Center co-founder and president, Bishop Garrison, appeared on MSNBC last week to discuss how the economy will impact the upcoming 2020 elections.

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Hunt, Garrison speak at 9th annual Breakthrough Dialogue conference

Rainey Center co-founders, Sarah Hunt and Bishop Garrison, are both speaking at The Breakthrough Institute’s 9th annual Breakthrough Dialogue, this week in Sausalito, California. This year’s event is recognizing visionary Stewart Brand and celebrating the 10th anniversary of the publication of his book, Whole Earth Discipline.

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Hunt explains why Ohio’s HB 6 is not the solution for clean air

The Ohio House of Representatives passed HB 6 last month with a promise to Ohioans that their electricity bills would go down by opening up more energy options.

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Americans want to see action, but Washington is only delivering gridlock

This week Bishop Garrison, co-founder and president of the Rainey Center, was interviewed on MSNBC regarding the gridlock in Washington and the congressional approval ratings.

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Garrison on MSNBC, says tariffs will have “long-term ramifications”

Bishop Garrison, co-founder and president of the Rainey Center, was a guest on MSNBC this week to discuss President Trump’s proposed tariffs on Mexico.

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Hunt comments on resignation of TNC president, says women in public policy "deserve better"

The Nature Conservancy (TNC), a conservation advocacy group which reported $1.3 billion in revenues last year, was rocked last week when an internal investigation revealed wide-spread sexual harassment and workplace misconduct.

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Garrison on MSNBC, says early Dem debates should be “fair and equitable”

Bishop Garrison, co-founder and president of the Rainey Center, was a guest on MSNBC this past weekend to discuss former vice president Joe Biden’s current front-runner status to be the Democratic presidential candidate, and also offered his thoughts regarding the upcoming debates.

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New paper by Hunt and Velch makes the case for modernizing voter data privacy laws

A new policy paper, originally published by Protego Press, makes the case for modernizing voter data privacy laws in the digital age. Rainey Center co-founder and CEO Sarah Hunt, along with associate fellow Dr. Veronika Velch, examine voter privacy issues in the United States, the United Kingdom, and Canada.

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Rep. Gaetz’s “Green Real Deal” is a significant proposal on climate change, Hunt explains

Conservatives may be warming up to the idea of taking action against climate change, the latest evidence of which is the “Green Real Deal” introduced by Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL). Sarah Hunt, the co-founder and CEO of the Rainey Center, explains why this proposal is so significant, and why climate activists from all sides ought […]

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Garrison on MSNBC, members of Congress should be “more vocal” about the Mueller Report

Bishop Garrison, co-founder and president of the Rainey Center, appeared on MSNBC this week to discuss the Mueller Report and Rep. Justin Amash’s (R-MI) surprising comment about President Trump.

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What is a Clean Energy Standard? New video from the Rainey Center explains.

What is a "clean energy standard" and how does it create affordable, clean energy while lowering carbon emissions? This new video explains how technology neutral clean energy standards are emerging as a smart way to solve climate change. Sarah Hunt, CEO of the Rainey Center, explained in a recent white paper how one such proposal […]

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Hunt explains key energy storage elements of DOE's 2020 budget request

The Department of Energy (DOE) included new initiatives for advanced energy storage technologies in their fiscal year 2020 budget request to Congress. A step which Sarah E. Hunt, co-founder and CEO of the Rainey Center, says is critical to “integrating more clean energy into every portion of the power grid.”

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Garrison discusses how the 2020 Democratic candidates are trying to differentiate themselves

The field of candidates for the 2020 Democrat presidential nomination is a crowded one, and each is doing their best to grab headlines. Bishop Garrison, co-founder and president of the Rainey Center, discussed many of them, including Mayor Pete Buttigieg, Senator Elizabeth Warren, and former vice president Joe Biden on MSNBC.

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What the United States can do to combat corporate espionage in the energy sector

Energy companies within the United States have been facing an increasing threat out of China: corporate espionage and intellectual property theft. This active assault threatens not only our economy but also our energy security and the future of energy innovation. Sarah Hunt, CEO of the Rainey Center and clean energy expert, recently explained in Protego […]

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Rainey Center supports reestablishing the Office of Technological Assessment

The Rainey Center recently joined with a diverse group of organizations and experts to call on the United States Senate Committee on Appropriations to provide funding for the reestablishment of the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) as part of the fiscal year 2020 Legislative Branch Appropriations bill.

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Bishop Garrison authors short story, "Flicker On"

Experts speculate on what the impact will be of artificial intelligence (AI) as it continues to learn and integrate into more areas of our modern lives. In a recent short-fiction story published by VICE, our co-founder and president, Bishop Garrison, shares one possible future told through the experience of an AI soldier coping with the trauma […]

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Sarah Hunt explains the delay of the Kigali Amendment in CQ Magazine

The United States Senate seems to be close to the two-thirds vote needed to ratify the Kigali Amendment, a global treaty crafted in 2016 to limit hydrofluorocarbons. However, the treaty has yet to be sent to the Senate for a vote, causing many to wonder what is the source of the delay. In an article in […]

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Garrison calls on Congress to provide oversight, says Americans are ready for "stable leadership"

Bishop Garrison, co-founder and president of the Rainey Center, joined strategist Brian Darling, founder and president of Liberty Government Affairs, on MSNBC again for a conversation about Attorney General William Barr’s upcoming Congressional testimony on the Mueller Report. They also discussed President Trump’s accusations of the Democratic National Committee (DNC) favoring candidates for the 2020 […]

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Garrison on the release of the Mueller report, Congress has the right to investigate

The Mueller report was recently released, and both parties have been spinning the information it contains to either praise the President or to call for further investigations. Bishop Garrison, co-founder and president of the Rainey Center, joined Brian Darling, founder and president of Liberty Government Affairs, on MSNBC this past Easter Sunday to debate the […]

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Expert Interview: Dr. Veronika Velch Analyzes Ukrainian Presidential Election

On Sunday, April 21, Ukraine elected its new president: Volodymyr Zelensky, a comedian who satirizes the president on television. Zelensky captured 73% of the vote, with Petro Poroshenko, the current Ukrainian president, losing his reelection bid in a landslide. Dr. Veronika Velch, Rainey Center Associate Fellow and Ukrainian elections expert, shares her perspective below.

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Sarah Hunt and Dr. Veronika Velch Address The Future of Voter Data Privacy

A new op-ed in Protego Press titled "The Future of Data Privacy" makes the case for modernizing voter data privacy laws in the digital age. Rainey Center co-founder and CEO Sarah Hunt, along with Rainey Center Associate Fellow Dr. Veronika Velch, examine voter privacy issues in the U.S., U.K., and Canada.

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Garrison calls the criticism of Rep. Omar a distraction from the White House’s issues

Bishop Garrison, co-founder and president of the Rainey Center, recently joined Brian Darling, founder and president of Liberty Government Affairs, on MSNBC discussing Rep. Ilhan Omar’s (D-MN) comments regarding 9/11 and the critical responses from President Trump and Rep. Dan Crenshaw (R-TX).

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Garrison discusses views on Israel, Trump’s tax returns, and Obama’s comments on the rigidity of progressives

Bishop Garrison, president and co-founder of the Rainey Center, and Brian Darling, president of Liberty Government Affairs, met again on MSNBC this past Sunday to discuss President Trump’s recent comments about Democrats views on Israel, as well as his reluctance to release his tax returns, and President Obama’s comments on the progressive “circular firing squad.” […]

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Bishop Garrison: Nielsen firing another example of Trump administration putting politics over the safety of the American people

In response to the firing of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, national security expert and co-founder and president of the Rainey Center, Bishop Garrison, has the following statement: “This administration is willing to risk everything – including the domestic safety of American citizens - in order to gain political points with its base. Having no permanent […]

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Bishop Garrison explains how inclusion is the solution Facebook needs to embrace

Facebook is facing another lawsuit, this time from the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) regarding the sale of Facebook housing advertisements. Bishop Garrison, co-founder and president of the Rainey Center, says that this shows Facebook still has a lot to learn about inclusion.

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Bishop Garrison on MSNBC, Americans want fresh ideas for 2020

Rainey Center’s co-founder and president, Bishop Garrison, appeared on MSNBC last week with Brian Darling of Liberty Government Affairs to discuss the Democratic contenders for the 2020 Presidential race.

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An energy park as a solution for the U.S.-Mexico border

What if the U.S.-Mexico border was secured with a protected “energy park” instead of a wall? Sarah E. Hunt, the co-founder and CEO of the Rainey Center, says this idea could be a bipartisan and international solution that would provide clean energy resources and job opportunities instead of just a physical barrier.

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Suspected cyberattacks from China on U.S. Navy explained by Bishop Garrison

According to a new review, the U.S. Navy has been the target of ongoing cyberattacks by Chinese hackers. Bishop Garrison, the co-founder and president of the Rainey Center, had an "Expert Voices" contribution at Axios last week explaining the nature of the attacks and what needs to be done about them. “China presents a unique […]

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Bishop Garrison calls for the Mueller report to be released unabbreviated

The release of the principal findings of the Mueller report last week has spurred speculation about the report’s contents from both parties. Rainey Center co-founder and president, Bishop Garrison, joined Brian Darling of Liberty Government Affairs to discuss the issue on MSNBC over the weekend. On the issue of transparency, Garrison said, “I think this […]

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Bishop Garrison in Hastings Constitutional Law Quarterly, calls on Trump to confront climate change

President Trump bears the responsibility to protect our country against harm, which includes responding to the national security threat of climate change. Rainey Center co-founder and president, Bishop Garrison, expanded on this topic in his journal article, “The President’s Constitutional Responsibility to Confront Climate Change and Invest in Renewable Energy for National Security,” that was […]

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Sarah Hunt to Texas lawmakers: Price distortions in the electricity sector are caused by many federal tax incentives, not just one

Lawmakers in Texas are currently considering a bill (HB 2908) that would task the Public Utility Commission of Texas to study the distortion in electricity pricing in their state and deliver a report to the Texas Legislature detailing the specific impact of the federal Production Tax Credit.

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Veronika Velch explains how dating apps are being weaponized as tools of disinformation

Evidence is mounting that America’s presidential elections aren't the only ones being impacted by the spread of disinformation. Veronika Velch, associate fellow for national security for the Rainey Center, explains a new case out of Ukraine where a top police official became a victim of “character assassination by means of fake digital avatars.”

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Bishop Garrison joins Human Rights First

Rainey Center co-founder and president, Bishop Garrison, has joined the staff of Human Rights First (HRF) as its next director of National Security Outreach and of Veterans for American Ideals. Garrison will also be continuing in his role as president of the Rainey Center.

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Bishop Garrison on MSNBC discussing Gillibrand, Biden presidential hopes

Over the weekend, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) announced that she was jumping into the packed field for the 2020 presidential election. Rainey Center co-founder and president, Bishop Garrison, joined Brian Darling on MSNBC to discuss, saying, “she’s going to be yet another voice, a very strong one, in terms of the type of progressive values […]

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Bishop Garrison: America urgently needs to do more to counter violent extremism

Last week’s horrifying attacks on two New Zealand mosques is the latest data point showing the disturbing trend of vitriol and hatred in our society. Rainey Center co-founder and president, Bishop Garrison, joined Ryan Greer, director for program assessment and strategy at the Anti-Defamation League, to call for more investment in countering this violent trend.

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Republicans are behind clean energy standards. Here’s how.

There is a new proposal out of California that might signal the future of clean energy standards for the rest of the country, because it’s a plan that conservative Republican are able to support. Rainey Center co-founder and CEO Sarah Hunt had an "Expert Voices" contribution at Axios yesterday discussing the details of the new […]

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Bishop Garrison appears on MSNBC to discuss President Trump's speech at CPAC

Rainey Center co-founder and President Bishop Garrison appeared on MSNBC this weekend to discuss President Donald Trump's  speech at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Maryland.

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Bishop Garrison: Congress Must Protect Black & Latino Americans from Russian Social Media Targeting in 2020

Rainey Center co-founder and President Bishop Garrison had a op-ed published today at Blavity on the topic of Russia's efforts to engage in disinformation attacks during the 2016 elections.

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Sarah Hunt shines a light on the latest victim of IP theft by China, the U.S. petroleum industry

Recently, President Trump has been touting an eminent trade deal with China, but a deal with Chinese President Xi Jinping that President Obama signed in 2015 has gone unenforced.  Rainey Center co-founder and CEO Sarah Hunt had an "Expert Voices" contribution at Axios yesterday discussing the challenges with ending intellectual property theft from China and […]

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New Policy Paper: Achieving California's Climate Goals with a Binding Clean Energy Standard

Rainey Center co-founder and President Sarah Hunt has authored a new policy paper advocating for California to adopt a binding, clearly defined expansion of their Clean Energy Standards under SB 100.

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Bishop Garrison on MSNBC Discussing Trump's Declaration of a National Emergency for Border Security

Rainey Center co-founder and President Bishop Garrison was on Alex Witt's MSNBC program this morning to discuss President Donald Trump's latest messaging strategy regarding the border wall project.

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New Rainey Center Study Examines How Russian Misinformation Attacks Are Now Using Dating Apps

Just in time for Valentine's Day, the latest Rainey Center study examines how Russian propaganda efforts are being conducted through a surprising medium: online dating apps. A new white paper by Rainey Center Associate Fellow and Ukrainian political scholar Veronika Velch shows how a female university student's accusations of sexual harassment against a high ranking […]

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Bishop Garrison: The Huawei threat is real. Congress should act accordingly.

Rainey Center co-founder and President Bishop Garrison published an op-ed at the Federal Times regarding the threat posed by Chinese telecommunications company Huawei.

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Sarah Hunt explains the proposed FCC broadband rule and why it is causing an uproar

While we are used to industry voices clashing on the radio waves, a rule recently proposed by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has industries clashing over the use of the radio waves themselves. Rainey Center co-founder and CEO Sarah Hunt had an "Expert Voices" contribution at Axios yesterday discussing the proposal by the FCC that […]

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Bishop Garrison on MSNBC Discussing Border Security Issues During the Shutdown

Rainey Center co-founder and President Bishop Garrison appeared on MSNBC along with Brian Darling, the president of Liberty Government Affairs, to discuss the border security aspects of the government shutdown debate, as well as the financial impact the shutdown has on federal employees.

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Bishop Garrison on i24 News to Discuss 2020 Democratic Presidential Primary

Rainey Center co-founder and President Bishop Garrison appeared on i24 News with Wendy Wilson, the Editor-in-Chief of The Grio to discuss the upcoming Democratic primary contest for the 2020 presidential election.

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Sarah Hunt: Congress Should Focus on Achievable Climate Solutions First

Rainey Center co-founder and CEO Sarah Hunt was quoted in a Bloomberg article about a carbon fee bill that has been introduced in Congress before the Democrats take control in January. 

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Bishop Garrison speaks at #ProtectMueller protest

Rainey Center co-founder and President Bishop Garrison spoke at the #ProtectMueller protest last night organized by MoveOn.org around the country. Garrison spoke at the rally in Lafayette Square in Washington, D.C.

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Newly in control of House, Democrats still lacking plan to address climate change

An article at The Guardian published shortly before the midterm elections discussed how, even with the Democrats poised to regain control of the House of Representatives, they lacked a clear plan to address the issue of climate change.

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Female voters could shift U.S. climate policy

Rainey Center co-founder and CEO Sarah Hunt was quoted in a ClimateWire article discussing how women could help shift American climate policy with their votes in the midterm elections this month.

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COMMENTARY: Congress missed an opportunity to improve election security before midterms

Rainey Center co-founder and President Bishop Garrison had an op-ed published yesterday at Protego Press on the important topic of election security.

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Bishop Garrison Featured at CNN.com Regarding Trump Admin's Border Security Plan

Rainey Center co-founder and President Bishop Garrison was featured in two CNN pieces this week on the topic of the Trump Administration's announced plan to send additional troops to the U.S.-Mexico border.

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Statement on Today's Arrest of Attempted Bombing Suspect

The Joseph Rainey Center for Public Policy commends the quick work of the FBI, Secret Service, and other law enforcement agencies that resulted in today's arrest of a suspect in the attempted mail bombings of several current and former elected officials and CNN's New York City offices. We are especially glad that no one has […]

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COMMENTARY: Trump is lying to scare voters. Migrant caravan families are desperate, not terrorists.

Rainey Center founder Bishop Garrison has authored an op-ed in USA Today in response to President Trump's recent comments on the migrant caravan.

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Sarah Hunt in Calgary to Keynote Canadian Wind Energy Association Annual Conference

Later today, Rainey Center co-founder and CEO Sarah Hunt will be leading a keynote lunch discussion at the Canadian Wind Energy Association's (CANWEA) Annual Conference on the topic of "Why Conservatives Love Wind Energy."

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Rainey Center Energy Fellow, David Gargaro appeared as a guest speaker in Brussels

Rainy Center Energy Fellow, David Gargaro appeared as a guest speaker in Brussels at Konrad Adenauer Stiftung’s collaboration with the European People’s Party Conference: EU’s Leadership in Global Climate Change. With a broad focus of International public-private cooperation in climate action, Gargaro discussed examples for climate-friendly technologies--including small modular reactors--which benefit both the economy and […]

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POLICY PAPER: The Global Future of Nuclear Energy

The Rainey Center is thrilled to announce the latest research from David Gargaro, Associate Fellow for Energy, The Global Future of Nuclear Energy.

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COMMENTARY: How our national debt is a threat to national security

Rear Admiral (Ret.) Jamie Barnett, member of the Rainey Center Board of Directors, had an op-ed at The Hill this week discussing how America's growing national debt is a threat to our national security.

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How fossil fuels could become a zero-emissions energy source

Rainey Center co-founder and CEO Sarah Hunt had an "Expert Voices" contribution at Axios yesterday discussing a new method of operating natural gas plants that results in zero emissions.

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COMMENTARY: Retain process for wind farm approval near bases

Rainey Center co-founders Bishop Garrison and Sarah Hunt have co-authored an op-ed in the San Antonio Express-News this morning in response to recent objections about building wind farms near military bases.

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Bishop Garrison Appears on Hill.TV to Discuss Anonymous NYT Op-Ed

Rainey Center co-founder and President Bishop Garrison appeared on Hill.TV's "Rising" show with Buck Sexton and Krystal Ball on Friday to discuss the anonymous New York Times op-ed written by a senior official in the Trump administration.

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Bishop Garrison Named Interim Executive Director of Truman National Security Project

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Washington, D.C. – The Joseph Rainey Center for Public Policy is proud to announce that our co-founder and President Bishop Garrison has been chosen to serve as the Interim Executive Director of the Truman National Security Project.

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Sarah Hunt to Keynote Canadian Wind Energy Association Annual Conference

Rainey Center co-founder and CEO Sarah Hunt will be delivering a keynote lunch discussion at the Canadian Wind Energy Association's (CANWEA) Annual Conference next month on the topic of conservative support for wind power and other clean energy technologies.

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Rainey Center Supports Renaming Russell Senate Office Building After Sen. John McCain

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Washington, D.C. – The leadership of the Joseph Rainey Center for Public Policy wish to add their support to the growing list of people calling for the renaming of the Russell Senate Office Building after Sen. John McCain (R-AZ), who passed away on Saturday at the age of 81 after a battle […]

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Veronika Velch Joins Rainey Center as Associate Fellow for National Security

The Joseph Rainey Center for Public Policy is proud to announce that Veronika Velch has joined as an associate fellow for National Security. An Advocacy Director at Ridgley|Walsh, Veronika advises tech industry leaders and other clients on strategic communications, message development and profile building. Veronika advises tech industry leaders. Veronika is also an advocacy specialist, an expert […]

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Soledad Roybal Joins Rainey Center as Associate Fellow for Innovation and Technology

The Joseph Rainey Center for Public Policy is proud to announce that Soledad Roybal has joined as an associate fellow for Innovation and Technology. Soledad is a former Obama Presidential Appointee who was recognized by the Huffington Post as one of the top 40 Under 40 Latino in Foreign Policy in 2015. She is the founder of the […]

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Jamie Barnett Joins Rainey Center Board of Directors

The Joseph Rainey Center for Public Policy is proud to announce that Jamie Barnett has joined the Board of Directors.

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Joshua Hone Joins Rainey Center Board of Directors

The Joseph Rainey Center for Public Policy is proud to announce that Joshua Hone has joined the Board of Directors.

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Sarah Rumpf Appears on MSNBC to Discuss Trump's Capital Gains Tax Proposal

This morning, Rainey Center Communications Director Sarah Rumpf appeared on AM Joy on MSNBC with Joy Reid to discuss a new proposal from President Donald Trump that would change how inflation is defined for purposes of calculating capital gains taxes.

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COMMENTARY: Conservative Reasons to Oppose a Proposed High-Voltage Transmission Line in Wisconsin

Rainey Center co-founder Sarah Hunt has an op-ed at Townhall today regarding a high-voltage transmission line that has been proposed for southern Wisconsin.

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New York Times Opinion: Actually, Republicans Do Believe in Climate Change

The New York Times Opinion section has an op-ed today titled, "Actually, Republicans Do Believe in Climate Change" that discusses the impact of politics on this critical policy area.

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Bishop Garrison Appears on i24 News on Affirmative Action

Bishop Garrison, Rainey Center president and co-founder, appears on i24 News to talk about changes to affirmative action policies under the Trump administration and the importance of diversity and inclusion.

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COMMENTARY: The US Has Lost Its Footing, and Technology Is Largely to Blame

Rainey Center co-founder and President Bishop Garrison has an op-ed at Inkstick today discussing how disinformation, technology, and hyper-partisan politics are forming a perfect storm of cognitive dissonance that will impact us for generations to come:

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Sarah Rumpf Joins Rainey Center as Communications Director

The Joseph Rainey Center for Public Policy is proud to announce that Sarah Rumpf will serve as the organization's Communications Director.

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COMMENTARY: Energy Policy Is the 'Canary in the Coal Mine' of Executive Power Expansion

Rainey Center co-founder Sarah Hunt has an op-ed at Townhall today discussion how both President Barack Obama and President Donald Trump have employed similar strategies regarding energy policy.

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COMMENTARY: Trump Can't Save Coal, Experts Say

Rainey Center co-founder and CEO Sarah Hunt was quoted in a Climate Wire article today regarding how economic and political issues are affecting the coal industry's future.

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David Gargaro Joins Rainey Center as an Associate Fellow for Energy

The Joseph Rainey Center for Public Policy is proud to announce that David Gargaro has joined as an Associate Fellow for Energy.

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Sarah Hunt Speaks at America's Energy Future Panel

Rainey Center co-founder Sarah Hunt was a featured speaker at a conference held on May 11th at the Jesse Helms Center called "Foreign Policy, Trade and Energy Challenges in the Age of Trump." The purpose of the conference was to bring together various center-right policy interests with differing opinions on the important foreign policy, trade […]

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COMMENTARY: We’ve Been Here Before: Discriminating Against Those Who Volunteer to Serve

On the anniversary of the day President Harry Truman desegregated the military, President Donald Trump announced, via Twitter, that the United States military would no longer welcome or support the service of transgender American citizens.

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POLICY PAPER: Public Opinion on Nuclear Energy

The Rainey Center is thrilled to announce the latest research from David Gargaro, Associate Fellow for Energy, Public Opinion on Nuclear Energy: An Analysis of the Relationship Between Political Ideology & Support for Nuclear Energy in the United States.

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COMMENTARY: A call to my fellow Dems — how to understand a Trump voter's 'opportunity'

There is only one America. Politicians and pundits may suggest otherwise but our nation does not have a new standard of what it means to be an American.

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POLITICO Playbook's Birthday of the Day: Sarah Hunt

Rainey Center co-founder and CEO Sarah Hunt was featured as POLITICO Playbook's Birthday of the Day today.

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Bishop M. Garrison J.D. '10 Honored with Taylor Reveley Award

The William & Mary Law School Association recognized Bishop M. Garrison, Jr. J.D. ’10 as recipient of the 2017 Taylor Reveley Award during the Law School’s May 14 Diploma Ceremony.

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COMMENTARY: I’ve Been Part of the Problem: Politicizing General Officer Influence

President Donald Trump has tapped a number of active-duty and retired generals to serve in his administration and seeks to bolster his own reputation by surrounding himself with them, knowing how popular an institution the military is with the American public.

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COMMENTARY: Western States Lead With a Balanced Energy Policy

Rainey Center co-founder and CEO Sarah Hunt has an op-ed at The Hill today on the benefits "all of the above" energy policies are bringing to the Western United States. 

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