Here’s what we at the Capital Center for Law & Policy been reading and thinking about this week … aside from the Senate Judiciary Committee hearings for Judge Brett Kavanaugh. CNN has rundown of where he stands on the various issues he may face as a Justice on the United States Supreme Court – should he be confirmed – here. You can also find our conversation with Maggy Krell, Chief Legal Counsel for Planned Parenthood Affiliates of California, on yesterday’s episode of The CAP⋅impact Podcast. The New York Times also ran an anonymous op ed from someone inside the Trump administration.




Leslie Gielow Jacobs

New York Times

To Anyone Who Thinks Journalists Can’t Change the World by Marie Tae McDermott

Journalists are killed here in the United States and across the world for publishing truth. This article is about how journalists stay alive and impact policy.




Jon Wainwright


The Blue Light Emitted from Electronics Can Cause Accelerated Blindness, Study Finds by Renae Reints

Admittedly, this is an older story, but it’s one that I find myself constantly going back to think and talk about. I spend most of my work day looking at a computer screen and I also spend a good bit of time in the evenings and on weekends looking at my phone. I also have a family history of Macular Degeneration, so when I saw this study, let’s just say I was less than thrilled. I’ve since turned night-mode back on on my phone to reduce blue light in the evening.