Politics and policy

In the popular press I provide evidence on politics and policy. I point out when policy is based on sound evidence, and when evidence is being ignored, distorted, or not even being collected.

  1. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act offers school choice—to rich families who already have it.” 2017 (December). Fort Worth Star TelegramCorpus Christi Caller-Times.
  2. Did Mayor Daley ‘steal’ Illinois for John Kennedy in 1960?” 2017. Washington Post Monkey Cage.
  3. Why is private school choice stuck in Texas?” 2017 (spring).
  4. Texas private schools look nothing like you imagine.” 2017 (spring) with Caleb Rudow, Cassie Davis, and Katie Floyd.
  5. How consistent is the evidence for private school choice?” 2016 (fall) with Sarah Pollock, Katie Floyd, and Cassie Davis.
  6. Texas needs more evidence-based policy.” 2015.  Dallas Morning News, Forth Worth Star-Telegram, Austin American-Statesman.
  7. What are doctors really paying for malpractice insurance?” 2004. The Gadflyer.
  8. Tweedledum vs. Tweedledee? Ralph Nader’s own data show he’s wrong about the major parties.” 2004. The Gadflyer.
  9. Omissions from the Republican Freedom Calendar” 2004. The Gadflyer.