Daily Clips: September 9th, 2016

NYT Editorial Board warns that debate moderators must hold candidates accountable: I feel like that point should go without saying…but here we are.

Police-involved injuries of civilians rises nearly 50%, says Harvard study:

The rate of serious injuries caused by police and private security increased nearly 50% from 2001 to 2014, according to a new study from Harvard public health researchers that looked at emergency room visits.

Marijuana legalization could help solve the heroin epidemic

Review of the US stock market and economy: Eddy Elfenbein’s excellent blog, Crossing Wall Street, has a terrific post on the state of the US economy (he does these every couple of weeks, it seems). He, like most honest people, doesn’t have a great idea as to whether or not we are performing well or not. Or in his words:

The big takeaway is that the economy is slowly improving. Sure, it’s certainly not great. But it’s getting better. With each jobs report, I’ve been keeping a close eye on wages. The good news is that Americans are finally getting a pay raise. It’s been years since we could say that.

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Nick Cassella
Nick Cassella graduated from the University of St Andrews in Scotland in 2014. After graduating, he worked on the Initiative 594 campaign before joining Civic Ventures, where he now manages Civic Skunk Works' social media presence.