What does research show about public problems, policy solutions, and democratic life? Blog contributors are (mostly) faculty members who take findings and ideas from rigorous studies and, leaving behind jargon and technical language, apply them to pressing issues. Many speak to civic organizations. All belong to the Maine chapter of the Scholars Strategy Network. Members of the network write two-page briefs highlighting research findings, presenting basic facts on timely topics, and offering policy options about many issues – ranging from how best to create jobs, spur economic growth, and ensure effective health and educational reforms, to how to revitalize American democracy and tackle knotty challenges of reforming the nation’s immigration system and protecting the environment. To read these briefs and learn more, visit http://www.scholarsstrategynetwork.org/