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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

Van der Vort discusses LGBT groups, trans military ban in the Washington Post

"The pushback against Trump’s trans military ban shows that decades of effort to bridge tensions over identity and tactics have come together—to defend trans rights broadly and the right to serve specifically. The LGBT movement’s long-term efforts to build effective internal coalitions may offer a model for other movements built on shared goals but with internal skirmishes over identities and tactics," writes Eric van der Vort '13 M.A. (PSc), a Ph.D. candidate in political science.

September 11, 2017

Sam Jackson '16 MA (PSc) discusses militia movement in the Washington Post

"And while the militia movement has largely rejected its once–prevalent anti-Semitism, virulent Islamophobia has replaced it. Militias often list Islam (or “radical Islam”) as one of the three biggest threats America faces...which could lead to tyranny," writes Sam Jackson '16 M.A. (PSc), a Ph.D. candidate in social science.

September 11, 2017

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