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Rampant Tax Confusion in the U.S.

If you're like most Americans, you see tax season as stressful - especially as the April 15 deadline looms. But, you're not alone. About 85 percent of taxpayers overstate their actual federal income taxes, according to new research from Michigan Sta...

– Michigan State University

National Tax Journal

Neutral News Perceived as Biased Depending on Who Shares It

Researchers at the University of Utah and Konkuk University found that news stories are perceived as biased based on who shares that story on social media, regardless if the actual story is biased.

– University of Utah

Mass Communication & Society

Poll: Most Republicans Say Athletes Should 'Shut Up and Dribble'

A majority of Republicans believe professional athletes and celebrities should stay out of politics and causes, with a sizable portion saying it is completely inappropriate for them to do so, according to a new national poll conducted for the Univers...

– University of Delaware

Cassese Named First Harriet E. Lyon Professor in Women's and Gender Studies

Erin Cassese, an associate professor of political science at West Virginia University, has been named the Eberly College of Arts and Sciences’ first Harriet E. Lyon Professor in Women’s and Gender Studies.

Expert Available

– West Virginia University - Eberly College of Arts and Sciences

Cuba Expert Available to Comment on Raúl Castro's Leaving the Presidency

– Saint Joseph's University

Marking 50th Anniversary of the Fair Housing Act: ‘Battle Not Yet Won’

Notre Dame Law Professor Judith Fox, who directs the law school’s Economic Justice Clinic, says while much has been accomplished, the battle is not yet won and the issues minorities face today are simply less obvious.

Expert Available

– University of Notre Dame

Online Sex Trafficking Bill Will Make Things Worse for Victims, Expert Says

Alexandra Levy, who teaches “Human Markets” at Notre Dame, says that while it will likely cause a decrease in the number of reports of trafficking, that won’t be because it has actually reduced trafficking.

Expert Available

– University of Notre Dame

Virginia Tech Expert on Gerrymandering Available to Discuss Supreme Court Case

– Virginia Tech

To Understand Autocratic Followers, Strip Research of Bias

– University of Alabama

Exclusive Research: Where the Youth Vote Could Matter Most in 2018

The 2018 Youth Electoral Significance Index (YESI) from Tisch College at Tufts University may answer how young voters will shape the future American political landscape by ranking the top districts and states where young people could have significant...

– Tufts University

Former US Ambassador to the UN Samantha Power, Other Ambassadors Highlight Indiana University’s “America’s Role in the World” Conference

On March 28 and 29, former U.S. ambassador to the UN Samantha Power and other foreign policy experts will be available for interviews on topics such as U.S. engagement abroad, democracy across the world, the rise of Asia, global food security, and re...

– Indiana University

Clerk for Former Justice John Paul Stevens: Call to Repeal Second Amendment Is Compelling, Hazardous

Gregory P. Magarian is a well-known expert in many areas of constitutional law. He was a clerk for former U.S. Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens and practiced law before becoming a professor of law at Washington University in St. Louis. Here, M...

– Washington University in St. Louis

Polling Expert Warns Census Citizenship Question May Hamper Accuracy

– Cornell University

Citizenship Question on Census Could Have Long-Term Consequences, Expert Says

– Northwestern University

APA Statement Regarding Transgender Individuals Serving in Military

WASHINGTON -- Following is a statement by Arthur C. Evans Jr., PhD, regarding President Trump’s placing new limits on transgender individuals serving in the military:

– American Psychological Association (APA)

Expert Says History Has ‘Whitewashed’ Martin Luther King, Jr. As We Near the 50th Anniversary of His Assassination

– Virginia Tech

Mammography Protections Included in Omnibus Spending Bill Can Save Lives

An extension of current protections included in the Consolidated Appropriations Act (HR 1625) — signed into law by President Trump March 23 — ensures that women who want to get regular mammograms retain insurance coverage with no copay. This may ...

– American College of Radiology (ACR)


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