Police Deception, Carbon Pricing, Pillars of Trumpism and More

Posted on June 2, 2021

Police Deception Prohibition Act: It is not unusual for police to try to trick people into a confession by claiming they know something they don’t. The Police Deception Prohibition Act prevents police from tricking juveniles into confessions because minors are about three times more likely than adults to confess falsely.

The pillars of Trumpism are hate, lies and destruction: Whether or not Donald Trump runs for office again, most conservative voters have swallowed Trumpism hook, line and sinker. Nevertheless, a significant percentage of conservatives reject the Big Lie and can be persuaded to abandon Trumpist candidates. For how and why, read the latest IdeaLog, our blog intended to raise eyebrows and engage minds.

Why are people hesitant to take the vaccine and what can you say to them? A University of California, Irvine podcast discusses the five most common reasons people say they are hesitant to take the COVID-19 vaccine and answers for each. You can listen here.

Voter suppression roundup: States have already enacted more than 20 laws this year that make it harder to vote. The Brennan Center for Justice explains where we stand across the states.

How Washington State enacted the first carbon pricing system: On May 17, Washington Governor Jay Inslee signed the Climate Commitment Act, an economy-wide cap-and-invest law. ClimateXChange reports on how environmentalists succeeded.

How to pursue an amendment strategy: Progressive campaigns and causes often have a hard time getting their policies voted upon. Chapter 20 of our advocacy book, Preparing to Win, explains one way to accomplish that.