Stories published in 2016

Messages from the middle class

Those surprised by the 2016 election outcomes had ignored widespread middle-class concerns about inequality, economic opportunity and frustration with Washington, D.C., says Stanford political science Professor Rob Reich.

Unexamined risks from tar sands oil may threaten oceans

A lack of publicly available information about the chemical composition of fuel mined from tar sands hampers efforts to safeguard marine habitats. A new analysis recommends that officials gain a better understanding of the fuel’s environmental impacts before setting regulations.

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What is the future of the EPA?

Environmental law experts Deborah Sivas and Michael Wara discuss the future of the Environmental Protection Agency under the president-elect’s pick to head the agency, Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt.

Reimagining work

The new president will need to address the changing nature of work, including more portable and universal benefits, says Natalie Foster, a strategy advisor to the Aspen Institute.