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Media Mention October 17, 2019

More people are starting to prefer managing their abortions on their own

People are turning to at-home abortion as state lawmakers attack reproductive rights and restrict clinic access across the United States, according to new research published in the American Journal of Public Health on Thursday.

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Media Mention October 17, 2019

Opinion: Our republic is under attack from the president

In an op-ed for the New York Times, LBJ School Professor of National Security and retired four-star Admiral William McRaven argues that the United States may be in peril because of President Trump's actions, from assaults on the intelligence and law enforcement community to the State Department and the media. McRaven recounts two recent events that honored military and intelligence colleagues who sacrificed and put themselves on the line to defend the values of this country — and his concern over how the current commander-in-chief is affecting those values.

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Media Mention October 15, 2019

LBJ School of Public Affairs launches professional development certificate

The Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs launched a two-semester professional development certificate program last month to help build career skills in students. 

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Media Mention October 15, 2019

Opinion: Abandoning friends does not make us safer

The withdrawal of U.S. troops sends a bad message to our nation's would-be allies says Paul Pope, a professor at the LBJ School of Public Affairs, in his opinion article in the Austin American-Statesman. 

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Media Mention October 9, 2019

Trump's latest misdiagnosis is bitter pill for immigrants

"President Trump’s Oct. 4 proclamation is a misdiagnosis of the policies and problems that shape whether people in the United States have adequate health insurance coverage. The president would have us believe that legal immigrants are a causal factor in uncompensated health care: 'While our health care system grapples with the challenges caused by uncompensated care, the United States government is making the problem worse by admitting thousands of aliens who have not demonstrated any ability to pay for their healthcare costs.' Only refugees, asylees, noncitizen children of U.S. citizens and a few other rare categories of immigrants are exempt from this new policy," writes LBJ Professor Ruth Wasem. 

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Media Mention October 9, 2019

Former Texas House Speaker Joe Straus comes to campus, speaks to students

Former Texas House Speaker Joe Straus spoke on campus Tuesday about his experiences in legislative leadership and the current state of politics.

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Media Mention October 1, 2019

Push for nuclear power in space sets off proliferation debate

NASA could place human missions to the moon or Mars in political jeopardy if it opts to use highly-enriched uranium as a power source in space, warns a leading specialist on nuclear proliferation.

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Media Mention September 30, 2019

Opinion: Texas must lead the charge on climate change

Steven Pedigo, director of the LBJ Urban Lab, and Laura Huffman (MPAff '91), Texas state director of the Nature Conservancy, write that Texas should be at the forefront of creating policies for cities to deal with climate change, and point to Proposition 8, legislation on the ballot this November that would create a statewide flood planning process that would create a fund for flood infrastructure projects.

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Media Mention September 28, 2019

Viagran: City, tech companies should 'work hand in hand' to solve sharing economy issues

"'Urban tech is a sector that is here, it’s not going anywhere, and it’s really changing the way we live our lives,' said moderator Steven Pedigo, who directs the Urban Lab at The University of Texas at Austin’s LBJ School of Public Affairs."

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Media Mention September 25, 2019

Opinion: We can’t address homelessness until we have good data

"As professors of public policy, we know two things: The city can’t solve a problem it can’t define, and it can neither define homelessness nor identify solutions to it until it has reliable data. Right now, we simply don’t know enough to make informed decisions. If Austin wants to seriously address homelessness, that has to change."

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