BPR statement on George Floyd’s death, police violence:

 

George Floyd’s life mattered. Like Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, Tony McDade, and too many others whose names we don’t know, Floyd was stolen from friends and family members who loved him and cared about him. His murder cannot be undone, and it is our most recent reminder of the fact that white supremacy, police violence, and racism are dangerously prevalent forces in America today… Read Full Statement

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Gina Raimondo was elected to be Rhode Island’s next governor in the 2014 elections. She is the first Democrat to be elected to the position in over a decade and will be the state’s first female governor. The interview was conducted for BP...

BPR Interview: Gina Raimondo

Gina Raimondo was elected to be Rhode Island’s next governor in the 2014 elections. She is the first Democrat to be elected to the position in over a decade and will be the state’s first female governor. The interview was conducted for BP...

Allan Fung was the Republican candidate for Rhode Island Governor. Fung has been Mayor of Cranston since 2009 and was the first Asian American mayor in the state. He lost in the 2014 gubernatorial election to Democrat Gina Raimondo. The interview wa...

BPR Interview: Allan Fung

Allan Fung was the Republican candidate for Rhode Island Governor. Fung has been Mayor of Cranston since 2009 and was the first Asian American mayor in the state. He lost in the 2014 gubernatorial election to Democrat Gina Raimondo. The interview wa...

On October 15, Brown University Taubman Center for Public Policy is hosting the Providence mayoral debate. Democrat Jorge Elorza, Republican Daniel Harrop and independent Buddy Cianci will face off and discuss issues affecting the city and its reside...

[Liveblog] Providence Mayoral Debate

On October 15, Brown University Taubman Center for Public Policy is hosting the Providence mayoral debate. Democrat Jorge Elorza, Republican Daniel Harrop and independent Buddy Cianci will face off and discuss issues affecting the city and its reside...

Every morning, for six weeks this summer, I made the short walk from Union Station in Washington, DC to the Hart Senate Office Building, among a wave of other well-groomed Hill staffers and interns. As we checked our phones and strutted expeditiously...

Gridlock in Washington

Every morning, for six weeks this summer, I made the short walk from Union Station in Washington, DC to the Hart Senate Office Building, among a wave of other well-groomed Hill staffers and interns. As we checked our phones and strutted expeditiously...

On April 28, 2010, Florida Governor Charlie Crist left the Republican Party. His announcement came after one of the most sudden and surprising political demises in recent memory. Just two years earlier, with his approval ratings sitting at almost 70 ...

The Resurrection of Crist

On April 28, 2010, Florida Governor Charlie Crist left the Republican Party. His announcement came after one of the most sudden and surprising political demises in recent memory. Just two years earlier, with his approval ratings sitting at almost 70 ...

As the battle for control of the Senate rages on, the American public grows eager for polling data to reveal which politician leads in a campaign and the likely outcome of each election. Given the people’s thirst for constant updates, many small, p...

Lies, Damned Lies, and Statistics: Exploiting Midterm Data

As the battle for control of the Senate rages on, the American public grows eager for polling data to reveal which politician leads in a campaign and the likely outcome of each election. Given the people’s thirst for constant updates, many small, p...

The 113th United States Congress has earned the dubious distinction of the least popular in recent history. As recently as August 2014, Gallup measured Congress’s approval rating as a dismal 13 percent. In 2013, Public Policy Polling conducted a s...

The Filibuster: A Recipe for Continued Gridlock

The 113th United States Congress has earned the dubious distinction of the least popular in recent history. As recently as August 2014, Gallup measured Congress’s approval rating as a dismal 13 percent. In 2013, Public Policy Polling conducted a s...

On November 4th,weapon owners in Texas will be able to hit the polls using their concealed handgun licenses as voter identification — however, college students using college-issued IDs won’t have the same leisure. On September 2nd, a lawsuit file...

Sabotaging Suffrage in the Lone Star State

On November 4th,weapon owners in Texas will be able to hit the polls using their concealed handgun licenses as voter identification — however, college students using college-issued IDs won’t have the same leisure. On September 2nd, a lawsuit file...

On the surface, Senator Mary Landrieu seems to have all the strengths needed to survive as a Democrat in a red state: long experience in the Senate, the support of business interests and a storied family name. Her decades-old political machine, which...

Welcome to the Jungle

On the surface, Senator Mary Landrieu seems to have all the strengths needed to survive as a Democrat in a red state: long experience in the Senate, the support of business interests and a storied family name. Her decades-old political machine, which...

“We are not going to be talking about polar bears and butterflies,” said political strategist Chris Lehane, “We are going to be talking about how this issue of climate impacts people in their backyards, in their states, in their communities.”...

Polar Bears and Butterflies; Donkeys and Elephants

“We are not going to be talking about polar bears and butterflies,” said political strategist Chris Lehane, “We are going to be talking about how this issue of climate impacts people in their backyards, in their states, in their communities.”...