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Texas transgender bathroom bill could mean economic disaster
Political science fellow Mark P. Jones analyzes the potential economic consequences and protests Texas could face if state legislators pass a bathroom bill requiring either the public at large or public school students to use the public restroom that corresponds with the gender on their birth certificates. Fortune magazine: http://for.tn/2qTfWbW.
Mark P. Jones May 25, 2017
SynCans & Public Health Policy
While Houston police have cracked down on users and sellers of synthetic cannabinoids (syncans), a chemically produced alternative to marijuana that can cause dangerous and sometimes fatal side effects in extreme cases, postdoctoral fellow Katharine A. Neill argues in this Houston Chronicle op-ed that the city should take a public health approach in addressing rising syncans use.
Katharine Neill Harris March 30, 2017
Elephants Trumpet Ivory Ban
As secretary of state under President George H.W. Bush, James A. Baker, III, called for a total ban on international ivory trade. China's Dec. 30 announcement that it would completely close its domestic ivory market by the end of 2017 was hailed as a "game changer." In an op-ed in USA Today, Secretary Baker applauds the move by China and encourages President-elect Trump to restore bipartisan efforts to help revitalize elephant populations worldwide.
James A. Baker, III February 2, 2017