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December 11, 2019

Child Care, Food Stamps, and Flat Tires: When Free Tuition Isn't Enough

Rachelle Peterson

In her latest article for The Federalist, NAS Policy Director Rachelle Peterson unpacks the Democrats' proposed "College Affordability Act," a bill that promises to fund everything from daycare to groceries, and yes, even roadsi...

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December 6, 2019

Episode #46: Presidential Candidates On Higher Education with Rachelle Peterson

Peter Wood

Rachelle Peterson and Peter Wood discuss where the presidential candidates stand on higher education.

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October 3, 2019

'Secret Science' Rule Delayed Until Next Year

David Randall

Last month the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency announce that the proposed rule "Strengthening Transparency in Regulatory Science" would not be finalized before 2020. This development has led to speculation that the r...

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September 19, 2019

Bad Science Makes for Bad Government

David Randall

The government needs to form rules to ensure that the exercise of scientific expertise can itself be independently reproduced and verified.

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August 27, 2019

Algorithmic Bias

Peter Wood

Peter Wood's open letter encouraging Senator Josh Hawley, and other members of Congress to confront big tech's censorship of scientists.

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June 28, 2019

GOP Senators Are Blowing It on Free Speech

Rachelle Peterson

Congress is increasingly interested in free speech but only express platitudes on the issue. 

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May 3, 2019

Free to Speak: A Toolkit for Reforming the Higher Education Act

NAS

Do you want to protect free thought on campus? Help NAS reform the Higher Education Act by using the tools in this handy toolkit!

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May 1, 2019

Toolkit and Conference Call on “Free to Speak”

Rachelle Peterson

Join the NAS this Friday, May 3rd as we discuss free speech protections for the Higher Education Act. 

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April 25, 2019

The Higher Education Act Must Protect Free Speech

Rachelle Peterson

More than 100 scholars and institutions sign a petition asking Congress to protect First Amendment rights on campus through the HEA. 

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March 22, 2019

China’s Insidious Institutes

Rachelle Peterson

Senator Rob Portman asks the right questions on Beijing-funded Confucius Institutes.

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