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

For Immediate Release February 13, 2020 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 […]

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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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