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Jackson weighs in on women's bodily autonomy in Washington Post

"[Deyjah Harris] is an adult—she can pretty much do what she wants—so why is he [Harris' father, Clifford Joseph] still invested in what she does with her body?" says Jenn Jackson, assistant professor of political science. "These are the types of ways young girls are socialized to understand their bodies do not belong to them, that they are a societal possession."

November 7, 2019

Lovely speaks with Business Insider, NPR, Washington Post about the US-China trade war

"The key issue is how long the trade disruptions between U.S. and China last," says Professor of Economics Mary Lovely. "The longer they go on, the more the old networks atrophy and new networks get solidified."

November 1, 2019

PSc PhD students publish op-ed on the Brexit battle in Washington Post

Claire Sigsworth and Nathan Carrington, Ph.D. students in political science, suggest that the overall legitimacy of Britain’s highest court will remain intact.

September 23, 2019

See related: Government, Law

Banks speaks with CNN, Washington Post about Trump's false claims

"The President, like every actor in our national government, is bound by the Constitution. Article II of the Constitution allows the President to take certain actions, but the list is quite short, especially compared to the long list of Congress's Article I powers," says William Banks, professor emeritus of public administration and international affairs.

August 5, 2019

See related: Congress, Federal, United States

McCormick quoted in Washington Post article on El Chapo sentencing

"Since Mexico’s President Felipe Calderón declared the start of the Drug War in 2006, both the U.S. and Mexico’s security forces have aggressively pursued what is referred to as the kingpin strategy: they go after the 'head’ with the intent of weakening the ‘body,’" says Gladys McCormick, associate professor of history and Jay and Debe Moskowitz Endowed Chair in Mexico-U.S. Relations.

July 18, 2019

Lovely discusses US-China trade war with ABC News, Marketplace, Wall Street Journal

"I think that if President Trump goes through and raises these tariffs and then China retaliates, there will be a lot more pain and no gain," says Professor of Economics Mary Lovely.

May 13, 2019

Drew Kinney '18 PhD (PSc) discusses crisis in Venezuela in The Washington Post

Drew Kinney '14 M.A./'18 Ph.D. (PSc) says head of the National Assembly Juan Guaidó's "courting of the military to intervene in the political process and overthrow a state’s executive leadership is a textbook case of civilian coup advocacy."

May 3, 2019

Keck discusses the problems facing the voting rights bill in Washington Post

"If Democrats want universal adult voter registration, nonpartisan electoral districting and mandatory disclosure of election-related spending, they would probably have to embed those requirements in the Constitution as well," writes Thomas Keck, Michael O. Sawyer Chair of Constitutional Law and Politics.

March 7, 2019

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