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“The Chinese government, and other governments in Asia and elsewhere, face the difficult challenge of taking stringent measures to contain the spread of the virus and getting their populations to take the risks seriously, while mitigating widespread panic that could prove counterproductive in some respects,” says Eswar Prasad, senior professor of trade policy.

“The right-wing religious push is also a push to restore the old order and the old social hierarchy where white Christians were on the top and they are very wary of indigenous identities,” says Kenneth Roberts, professor of government.

“The goal of the Trump administration rollback is to reduce the obligations of farmers, ranchers and other landowners in their requirements to protect water quality in the US,” says Catherine Kling, professor of environmental, energy and resource economics. “This will lower regulatory costs to that group of Americans. But there are costs to the environment that will be borne by other Americans.” 

“A wrong that escapes public condemnation is no wrong at all. Worse, it invites not simply repetition, but expansion,” says Joseph Margulies, professor of law.

“I would say that (Gorham) would not be authorized to arrest or interrogate or search anyone,'' says Jaclyn Kelley-Widmer, assistant clinical professor of law. "And his action seems to be adjacent to be making an arrest or part of making an arrest. So it probably is unlawful under this statute.’’

Francine Blau, professor in the ILR School, is quoted extensively throughout this piece on the cost of child-care and how various households in the U.S. must approach it.

“If you required a license for each tweet that gets posted, that would make Twitter impossible,” says James Grimmelman professor of law. “It doesn’t make firearm sales impossible.”

Victoria Beard, professor of city & regional planning, says water scarcity will continue to be a problem until governments pay to overhaul their water systems.

"For too long, urban policymakers and governments have turned a blind eye to the problem of untreated human waste in cities, and pretended, because it was handled by households and out of sight, that the problem was taken care of," says Victoria Beard, professor of city & regional planning. 

“Natural gas production in the United States is leaking somewhere in the neighborhood of 3.5 percent of the gas we produce into the atmosphere which is, you know a relatively small amount of gas if you think about it… But that 3.5 percent is enough to do severe damage to the climate” says Robert Howarth, professor of ecology and evolutionary biology.

“The signing of the Phase 1 deal would represent a welcome, even if modest, de-escalation of trade hostilities between China and the U.S.,” says Eswar Prasad, senior professor of trade policy. “But it hardly addresses in any substantive way the fundamental sources of trade and economic tensions between the two sides, which will continue to fester.’’

"These organizations and foundations have burrowed into the Democratic Party to try to push it in a certain direction with regard to education reform," says visiting lecturer in the ILR School, Lee Howard Adler.