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Thorson provides key election takeaways in Washington Post article

Emily Thorson, assistant professor of political science, and her co-author write about their takeaways from the 2020 Presidential elections, including the long-lasting impact of high voter turnout, the importance of candidate attributes even amidst partisan polarization, and the continued significance of survey research in understanding voting patterns and voter behavior.

November 9, 2020

Barkun quoted in Washington Post article on the dark mood of the election

"I didn’t take it seriously for a long time, but in the last six weeks, it’s become very concerning," says Michael Barkun, professor emeritus of political science. "This idea that the other side winning the election will produce a precipitous decline and the disintegration of institutions is completely at variance with American history."

October 26, 2020

Lovely weighs in on China's purchase targets, trade deal in Washington Post

"Even if they buy huge amounts, they’re not going to be on target," says Professor Mary Lovely about U.S. exports to China.

August 24, 2020

See related: China, Trade

Cohen comments on the political value of time in Washington Post

"If time is a political resource of value," says Elizabeth Cohen, professor political science, "then anything you can do to force people to spend their time on what you want them to do, not the work they would want to do, is effective." 

August 14, 2020

See related: Government, United States

Kurien quoted in Washington Post article on Harris's vice presidential nomination

"Trump knows this is an important, wealthy group, and I’m sure that’s why he’s seeking their support," says Prema Kurien, professor of sociology, of Trump's courting of the Indian American vote.

August 13, 2020

Carrington ’18 MA (PSc) and Strother ’17 PhD (PSc) piece on Confederate statues in the WaPo

Political science doctoral student Nathan Carrington '18 (M.A.) and  alumnus Logan Strother '19 (Ph.D.) explore ongoing debate over Confederate statues in the Washington Post article "Legally, Confederate statues in public spaces aren’t a form of free speech."
June 1, 2020

Nabatchi quoted in Washington Post article on American bureaucracy

"Every candidate has campaigned on a bureaucracy-bashing theme," says Tina Nabatchi, Joseph A. Strasser Endowed Professor in Public Administration. "That message has gotten through to affect people’s confidence in government."

May 18, 2020

See related: Government, United States

O'Keefe discusses USS Theodore Roosevelt COVID incident in NY Times, Washington Post

"At its core, this is about an aircraft carrier skipper who sees an imminent threat and is forced to make a decision that risks his career in the act of what he believes to be the safety of the near 5,000 members of his crew," says University Professor Sean O’Keefe.

April 9, 2020

McDowell explains the Fed's emergency measures in the Washington Post

By once again deploying its crisis tool kit, Fed officials indicated that the pandemic could drive the global economy into a more severe shock than anything seen in more than a decade, says Associate Professor of Political Science Daniel McDowell and his co-authors.

March 19, 2020

See related: COVID-19, Federal, United States

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