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McFate Weighs In on Russia’s Nuclear Ambitions in Space in Daily Express, The Hill Articles

“Having a nuclear weapon in space like that permanently would be a clear violation of international norms,” says Sean McFate, adjunct professor in Maxwell's Washington programs. “That can create a nuclear space race. I think that’s the bigger threat.” 

February 22, 2024

Reeher Discusses Tom Suozzi’s Win in NY Special Election for House Seat With AP, Roll Call, US News

“If I were a Democratic consultant or strategist, I would be taking a huge grain of salt before I base my playbook on this election,” says Grant Reeher, professor of political science and director of the Campbell Public Affairs Institute.

February 15, 2024

Williams Weighs In on Continuing Support for Ukraine in Atlantic Council, NY Times Articles

“Cutting off aid to Ukraine, as some in Congress propose, would undermine the immediate war effort in Europe and diminish the deterrent power of U.S. military force globally,” says Michael John Williams, associate professor of public administration and international affairs.

December 7, 2023

Reeher Discusses the House Speaker Race, Republican Strife with The Hill, The Mirror and Newsweek

“This kind of division is one we’ve seen for a very long time and so there is nothing new here. This was evident when McCarthy got the position in the first place—on the 15th vote—and that got a lot of attention,” Grant Reeher, professor of political science, tells The Hill.

October 25, 2023

Reeher Weighs In on the GOP’s Internal Strife in The Hill

“This kind of division is one we’ve seen for a very long time and so there is nothing new here. This was evident when McCarthy got the position in the first place—on the 15th vote—and that got a lot of attention,” says Grant Reeher, professor of political science.

October 4, 2023

Faricy Comments on the State of Negotiations on Funding the Government in Spectrum News Article

“There are enough moderate Republicans in the House, along with Democrats in the House, to pass a spending bill out of the House that they know the Senate Democrats, which control the Senate, would agree to,” says Chris Faricy, associate professor of political science. “But in doing that, you risk a backlash from the Freedom Caucus.”

September 13, 2023

Coffel Quoted in Bloomberg Article on Biden’s Climate Bill

"If we want to meet timelines to reduce emissions, we have to build wind and solar at a totally unprecedented rate,” says Ethan Coffel, assistant professor of geography and the environment.

August 30, 2023

Burman Cited in The Hill Article on Debt Ceiling Brinkmanship

“Because the consequences are so dire, this high-stakes game of debt-limit chicken always ends the same way: Congress raises the borrowing cap just before calamity strikes. The theater does little more than waste money and generate a lot of breathless commentary,” Leonard Burman, professor emeritus of public administration and international affairs, wrote in a 2021 analysis.

June 23, 2023

Elizabeth Cohen Speaks With Washington Examiner About the Ending of Title 42

“Title 42 is only the most recent of a long history of using health concerns as a justification for free movement restrictions," says Elizabeth Cohen, professor of political science. "For example, it was only in 2010 that restrictions were removed on the entry of persons who are HIV positive."

May 19, 2023

Banks Weighs in on Claim that Nashville Protest Was an Insurrection in USA Today Article

“The critical difference is there was no threat to the integrity of a democracy in Tennessee,” says William Banks, professor emeritus of public administration and international affairs. “Insurrection conditions occur when civilian authorities are unable to enforce the laws. That was a real threat on Jan. 6. Not so in Nashville.”

April 28, 2023

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