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The Cornell Roosevelt Institute is a student-run think tank that promotes progressive thought and engages students to generate policy ideas. Members write policy proposals for publication and complete policy advocacy and educational projects.

Recent Blog Posts

Want to Eat Healthier?Politicians are Trying to Help


Over the past few years, calorie labeling on menus in many restaurants has become the standard after the federal government passed a new food labeling law that became effective on December 1, 2015. While it seems like this is a great idea, does this regulation really having the positive effect we're hoping for?

Medicaid Work Requirements Provide Reasons for Concern


The Trump Administration has recently decided to allow states to impose work requirements for Medicaid enrollees in an effort to incentivize work. However, incorporating work requirements can undermine its intended goal and threaten the coverage of millions of Americans

Unarmed Against Gun Violence


Even with clarification in the new spending bill stating the CDC can do research on gun violence, no money has been allocated for investigators to do this research. Without substantial data, no effective policy measure can be designed to combat gun violence in the United States.

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