Criminology, law and society faculty member Danielle Rudes, in the PolitiFact feature in the Richmond Times-Dispatch, explains that statistics on prisoner recidivism do not shed much light on the effect of Virginia's no-parole policies enacted in 1995.
In an editorial in the Washington Times, Robert Lichter, faculty member, Department of Communication and director of Mason’s Center for Media and Public Affairs, expresses concern that proposed US Food and Drug Administration rules regulating antibacterial hand soaps are not supported by a balanced analysis of evidence.
In a piece in the Los Angeles Times regarding the “new generation” of late-night television hosts, Robert Lichter, faculty member, Department of Communication and director of Mason’s Center for Media and Public Affairs, discusses the importance of late-night television to political campaigns.
In an article about the congressional committee that is deliberating 2016 defense policy, the Yahoo! News site refers to a study co-written by Thomas Stratman, faculty member, Department of Economics and the Center for Study of Public Choice, that finds that lawmakers' seniority within the committee system drives corporate contributions.
Tyler Cowen, faculty member, Department of Economics, and director of the Center for Study of Public Choice, has authored an op-ed in the New York Times's Upshot column on the workers who benefit from services like Uber, which challenge traditional methods of delivering services.
Ed Maibach, director, Center for Climate Change Communication and faculty member, Department of Communication, discusses climate change with New Yorker staff writer Elizabeth Kolbert. He stresses that scientists must communicate to dispel the myth of expert disagreement on climate change.
In a story on Newsweek's site, Michael O'Malley, faculty member in the Department of History and Art History and associate director, Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media, discusses the relationship between "currency face-lifts" and public confidence, in reference to proposed Harriet Tubman twenty dollar bills.