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Media Mention April 8, 2019

Untrained jailers, inmate deaths seen as risk to Texas counties

LBJ School senior lecturer Michele Deitch, an expert on criminal justice issues and prison conditions, talks with The Bond Buyer about conditions in Texas jails:

"Michele Deitch, an attorney and criminal justice

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Media Mention April 8, 2019

What if the U.S. really were too full to take new immigrants? We asked business professors

Is this so-called nation of immigrants full? Is there no room for more immigrants? And, if so, what would be the consequences of us being so full that we'd have to cut off new arrivals?

The questions arise because President Donald Trump, who ran on and was elected on immigration-

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Media Mention April 7, 2019

Commentary: A Summit on Race and the search for the elusive ‘beloved community’

Peniel Joseph, the Barbara Jordan Chair in Ethics and Political Values and founding director of the Center for the Study of Race and Democracy at the LBJ School of Public Affairs, writes on the Summit on Race in America:

"The Summit on Race in America represents an important and timely intervention in the way in which we approach the idea of racial justice at the local, state and national level. It invites us to come together, talk, listen, debate, and learn from each other."

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President Lyndon B. Johnson signs the Voting Rights Act on Aug. 6, 1965 as Martin Luther King Jr. and other civil rights leaders look on. (LBJ Library photo by Yoichi Okamoto)
Media Mention April 5, 2019

‘I just kept thinking he was coming home’: Suicides in Texas prisons hit 20-year high

Michele Deitch, an attorney and criminal justice consultant who teaches at the University of Texas at Austin's LBJ School of Public Affairs, talked to the Houston Chronicle about prison suicides in Texas, which reached a 20-

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Media Mention April 4, 2019

70 years of NATO — and this year might be its most crucial

Will Inboden, executive director and William Powers, Jr. chair at the Clements Center for National Security and associate professor of public affairs at the LBJ School,

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Media Mention April 3, 2019

To solve the US 'crisis at the border,' look to its cause

"Current law enables asylum seekers arriving without immigration documents to have a credible fear hearing and be released from detention pending their court dates," writes LBJ Professor Ruth Wasem. "Those who establish that they

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Media Mention April 1, 2019

Why talking about health care is hard for 2020 candidates

"'Medicare for All' is already a flashpoint in the 2020 presidential campaign. But as big as this fight will be, an even bigger issue lurks in its shadow. The health insurance that Americans pay for and receive is a function of where they live, and that could become even more true in the months and years ahead," writes Don Kettl, LBJ professor and academic director of the LBJ Washington Center.

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Media Mention March 29, 2019

Stacey Abrams could be a kingmaker in 2020 if she decides not to run for president

Stacey Abrams could be the most valuable endorsement in 2020 if she decides not to run for president, according to the results of a new INSIDER poll.

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Media Mention March 28, 2019

Cory Booker's blend of personal and political could catch fire

The political contradictions between a moderate past and a progressive future that the candidacy of Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ)  faces also impact the entire Democratic Party field, from veteran politicians such as Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders to fresh-faced newcomers such as Beto O'Rourke, writes LBJ School Professor Peniel Joseph.

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Media Mention March 28, 2019

Stacey Abrams on ABC's The View: 'You don't run for second place.'

Democratic rising star Stacey Abrams (MPAff '98) teased her political future during an appearance on "The View" on March 27, saying that "I think you don’t run for second place."

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LBJ alumna Stacey Abrams (MPAff '98), who ran for governor of Georgia in 2018