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Gadarian discusses partisan divide over COVID-19 in USA Today

"I thought at some point, reality would come back in for people and they would have a hard time balancing their motivations to stay consistent with their partisanship with what's going on on the ground," says Shana Gadarian, associate professor of political science.  "That was wholly optimistic on my part."

November 19, 2020

Reeher discusses Biden-Trump competing town halls in USA Today

Grant Reeher, professor of political science, says that Trump could be looking to recover after being largely criticized for his performance in the first presidential debate last month, where the candidates traded insults and crosstalk clogged much of the conversation. "I think there's more pressure on (Trump) to remedy that in terms of the way he comes across in this event," he says.

October 16, 2020

Reeher comments on political hyperbole in USA Today

Professor Grant Reeher says that Trump's exaggerations of labeling Democrats as socialists and radicals are having little impact, and that, "after four years, voters are used to the hyperbole."

September 8, 2020

Khalil weighs in on Trump's Israel-UAE deal in USA Today

Osamah Khalil, associate professor of history and expert in Middle East affairs, says he views the announcement of the deal as an attempt to boost Trump and [Israeli Prime Minister] Netanyahu, who both face intense political headwinds over their handling of the COVID-19 pandemic and other matters.

August 14, 2020

Carriere discusses denuclearization in USA Today article

Fred Carriere, research professor of political science, says that one of the major impediments to getting countries to denuclearize, whether the U.S., North Korea or Iran, is that "everybody always wants everything up front, with the promise that good things will follow later on, but few will ever be able to accept this strategy." 

August 12, 2020

Can Biden win over Sanders supporters? Reeher discusses in USA Today

Grant Reeher, professor of political science, says Biden could have a hard time getting enthusiastic support from former Sanders supporters due to his lengthy record—three decades of Senate votes and two terms in the White House as President Barack Obama's vice president.

May 21, 2020

Reeher weighs in on Biden, assault allegation in USA Today, The Hill

"I don’t think the issue is likely to cause someone to vote for Trump instead of Biden," says Grant Reeher, professor of political science. "The problem is what it does for the level of enthusiasm for Biden among different constituencies, and the turnout for him. It could have a dampening effect there."

May 4, 2020

Lovely quoted in USA Today article on face mask imports from China

"Suppliers may not have been able to supply as much as was demanded because they needed to provide it to the local economy, and the Chinese factories were simply not operating," says Professor of Economics Mary Lovely. "Workers were not at work. They were at home. They were quarantined."

April 10, 2020

See related: China, COVID-19, Economic Policy

Khalil discusses the Syrian war, Russia in USA Today

"Moscow views the Syrian civil war as a foreign-influenced crisis that threatens the broader Middle East region and its interests there and at home," says Osamah Khalil, associate professor of history.

March 13, 2020

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