Jonathan Ladd is an Associate Professor in the McCourt School of Public Policy and the Department of Government at Georgetown University and a Nonresident Senior Fellow in Governance Studies at the Brookings Institution. He studies the news media, partisan polarization and public opinion. His book, Why Americans Hate the Media and How it Matters (Princeton, 2012), examines the contentious relationship between journalists, political leaders and the mass public throughout American history. It won the Goldsmith Book Prize from Harvard University’s Shorenstein Center on the Press, Politics and Public Policy and the McGannon Award for Social and Ethical Relevance in Communications Policy Research. His articles have appeared in the American Journal of Political Science, Quarterly Journal of Political Science, Public Opinion Quarterly, Political Behavior and Political Psychology. He is also a regular contributor at the political science blog Mischiefs of Faction. He received his PhD in Politics from Princeton University, where he was a Woodrow Wilson Fellow. He is currently involved in several projects investigating the relationship between the information environment and mass-level partisanship.
A Brookings report using NSSO data has shown that 15 per cent of Indians now have some form of health insurance compared to 1 per cent in 2004. Also, while nearly 62 per cent in Andhra Pradesh are covered, less than 5 per cent of people in UP have health insurance.
[F]or Netanyahu, the point isn't so much 'to get to the deal with Palestinians, but to change the parameters and include the Arab states. That would be good for Israel if there is a deal with Palestinians, and it would be good for Israel if there isn't a deal.'
[In North Korea], psychiatric conditions are often considered to be the patient's fault and a source of deep shame for for friends and family. Psychiatric conditions are also inextricably tied to politics and ultimately the country's caste system, known as "songbun".