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Van Slyke comments on Trump's opposition to Gateway in Washington Post

David Van Slyke, dean of the Maxwell School, says Trump’s opposition to Gateway is mystifying and potentially discourages investors in the sort of public-private projects his administration is advocating. 

March 26, 2018

Barkun cited in Washington Post article on Rothschilds, conspiracy theories

"The Rothschilds, who combined Jewishness, banking and international ties, presented an attractive target” for conspiracy theorists, says Michael Barkun, professor emeritus of political science.

March 20, 2018

Taylor weighs in on Putin's reelection in Washington Post

"The key thing that happened Sunday is that Putin formally became a lame duck in a political system dependent on one man," says Brian Taylor, professor and chair of political science.

March 19, 2018

Lovely discusses US trade deficit, China in Washington Post

"They raise the already high risk of new U.S. tariffs on Chinese imports, almost certainly to be quickly followed by a carefully targeted Chinese response," says Mary Lovely, professor of economics. "Unfortunately, while destructive of jobs both here and in China, these responses will not move the needle on the U.S. trade deficit."

February 7, 2018

Faricy cited in Washington Post article on welfare

In his book "Welfare for the Wealthy," Christopher Faricy, associate professor of political science, points out the federal government is hardly generous with the poor alone and the same pattern holds in health care and education.

January 8, 2018

Burman discusses GOP tax plan in Washington Post, CBS News, NY Times

"This is not a burden increase. People who qualify for premium tax credits and drop insurance are better off doing it (their cost of insurance doesn't change). Worse off are those who have incomes too high to qualify for credits and would face much higher premiums," says Len Burman, Paul Volcker Chair in Behavioral Economics.

November 17, 2017

Thorson discusses the conservative politics of sports in Washington Post

Emily Thorson, assistant professor of political science, and her co-author found through survey research that sports fans tend to harbor more right-leaning attitudes on economic and foreign policy issues, even as Republicans are no more likely than Democrats to follow most sports.

October 20, 2017

Logan Strother discusses National Flood Insurance Program in Washington Post

"Many people want the National Flood Iinsurance Program (NFIP) to make flood insurance 'affordable.' And so, Congress will almost certainly continue kicking the NFIP can down the road," writes Logan Strother '13 M.A. (PSc)/'17 Ph.D. (PSc).

September 12, 2017

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