What powers does the President have in a crisis?

A legal historian and constitutional law scholar discusses the role of executive power in addressing the coronavirus crisis.

Stanford
March 27, 2020 | futurity

~1 mins   

Tags: featured health-and-medicine society-and-culture covid-19 history laws us-presidents united-states

How a yellow fever outbreak reshaped New Orleans

A 19th-century outbreak of yellow fever in New Orleans created an elite class while it also "exacted a devastating social cost for large swaths of society."

Melissa De Witte-Stanford
March 26, 2020 | futurity

~2 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine covid-19 epidemics history united-states viruses yellow-fever

Obama’s 2008 election boosted black men’s mental health

Black men reported experiencing fewer poor mental health days after the 2008 presidential election of Barack Obama. Black women reported more.

Amy McCaig-Rice University
March 25, 2020 | futurity

~4 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine society-and-culture barack-obama elections gender race-and-ethnicity us-presidents united-states

14.4 million Americans face COVID-19 exposure weekly at work

Millions of Americans face risk of COVID-19 exposure at work, either weekly or monthly, new research indicates. It's not just health care workers, either.

U. Washington
March 19, 2020 | futurity

~5 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine covid-19 jobs united-states viruses

Places with lots of fast food have shorter life expectancy

Areas of the US with more fast food, lots of oil and gas extraction jobs, and higher population density have lower life expectancy, new research shows.

Kristen Devlin-Penn State
March 9, 2020 | futurity

~6 mins   

Tags: featured health-and-medicine food jobs life-expectancy lifespan social-lives united-states

Experts: Biased news makes U.S. voters’ job harder than ever

Voters have to be more careful than ever before about where and how they get their information about politics, experts argue.

Stanford
March 2, 2020 | futurity

~1 mins   

Tags: society-and-culture communication media politics united-states voters

More than 99K opioid deaths in U.S. may have gone unreported

Almost 72% of unclassified drug overdoses between 1999-2016 involved prescription opioids, heroin, or fentanyl. That's more than 99,000 additional deaths.

Mark Michaud-Rochester
March 2, 2020 | futurity

~6 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine deaths opioids overdose united-states

Tax incentives for business leave states worse off

Tax incentives for business are a bad idea, researchers say. They found that the incentives left states in worse shape than doing nothing.

Matt Shipman-NC State
Feb. 27, 2020 | futurity

~2 mins   

Tags: society-and-culture business jobs money states taxes united-states

The caucus system isn’t accessible to everyone

A historian explains the caucus system and how its design can keep voters, such as those with disabilities, from having a say in the process.

Stanford
Feb. 24, 2020 | futurity

~1 mins   

Tags: society-and-culture democracy disabilities elections politics united-states voters

How would reparations for African Americans actually work?

Sandy Darity is an expert on the feasability of reparations, but he was once skeptical of their practicality. Here's his plan for making them happen.

Duke University
Feb. 24, 2020 | futurity

~3 mins   

Tags: featured society-and-culture discrimination history money race-and-ethnicity slavery united-states

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