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Faculty Commentary: The Business of Medical Marijuana

Mark A. R. Kleiman, professor of public policy, participated in a panel discussion on the business and politics of the booming medical marijuana business in California on KQED Radio’s “Forum” (July 24, 2009).

Listen to the entire broadcast here

What is your sense of how the shifting political winds is changing the way policy makers are thinking about this question of what to do about it in terms of regulation and taxing it?

Faculty commentary: Will Congress Pass Health Care Reform?

Mark Peterson, professor of public policy and political science, provides analysis on the push for health care overhaul on “Midmorning” on Minnesota Public Radio (July 23, 2009).

Listen to the entire broadcast here.

The following is an excerpt transcribed from the radio broadcast:

Mark Peterson, do you think that we’re finally going to be able to pass a health care plan this time around?

Faculty Commentary: Did the CIA keep its own director in the dark?

The July 14 edition of Time magazine delves into the operations within the CIA that were kept secret from Congress and the agency's own director, Leon Panetta. As Professor Zegart describes the possible extent of the problem:

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