Lancet report details devastating impact of the Trump administration’s health-harming policies, calls for reforms

Credit: CC0 Public Domain The first comprehensive assessment of the health effects of Donald Trump’s presidency is published today in The Lancet revealing devastating impacts on every aspect of health in the U.S.. The Lancet Commission on Public Policy and Health in the Trump Era also traces the policy failures that preceded and fueled Trump’s […]

Myanmar coup and Navalny trial will test U.S.-Europe policies on economic sanctions

The Biden administration and the European Union have to decide in the coming weeks whether or not to tighten the sanctions against the Myanmar military regime after Monday’s coup, and against Russia as a new trial of dissident Alexei Navalny begins today. In a statement after the Myanmar coup, U.S. President Joe Biden called on […]

Biden to sign executive orders on immigration, rolling back Trump policies

President Joe Biden on Tuesday was expected to sign three executive orders on immigration as part of his administration’s push to reverse his predecessor’s policies. One order is slated to create a task force to reunite migrant families separated at the border, while another is set to kick off a review of recent barriers to […]

Smoke- and tobacco-free policies grew more popular over time, even among tobacco users

Credit: Unsplash/CC0 Public Domain Support for policies prohibiting smoking and the use of tobacco products on Oregon State University’s Corvallis campus grew substantially over a five-year span, especially among tobacco users, a recent OSU study found. The study, published earlier this month in the journal Preventive Medicine, is unique in its analysis of support for […]

Biden plans immigration-related executive orders on Friday to reverse Trump’s policies

President Biden plans to sign more immigration-related executive actions reversing his predecessor’s policies on asylum seekers and refugees in the coming days, according to people familiar with the plans. Mr. Biden is expected to issue an order on Friday laying out a plan to revamp the asylum system, after the Trump administration took numerous steps […]

Alcohol policies reduce ICU admissions

Credit: CC0 Public Domain The introduction of alcohol harm limitation policies in Central Australia from 2018 have had a marked effect on critical health figures, with a 38% relative reduction in Hospital Intensive Care Unit admissions associated with alcohol misuse, as well as a marked reduction in trauma admissions. The figures, compiled by a Flinders […]

Anti-poverty policies can reduce reports of child neglect

A new University of Washington study explores the link between a state-level economic benefit, the Earned Income Tax Credit, and reports of child maltreatment. Credit: University of Washington Providing economic relief to struggling families can lead to another positive effect—fewer cases of child neglect, according to new research by the University of Washington. A 10% […]

Opinion: 5 tax-related policies Biden can push to help small businesses truly recover from COVID-19

As President Joe Biden and his administration establish their plans to combat the pandemic and revive the economy, one thing cannot be understated—small businesses and entrepreneurs are in a battle for their long-term survival. Drawing from the real-life experience of entrepreneurs, it is clear that poorly considered tax policy has an impact on the success […]

Biden’s policies will hurt prison stocks, analysts say

President Joe Biden’s pledge during the 2020 campaign to “end the federal government’s use of private prisons” has analysts predicting trouble for publicly traded companies that run those facilities. “With President Biden’s team falling into place at agencies across the federal government and his most senior nominees undergoing Senate confirmation, we have begun the countdown […]