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Alumni Spotlight: Into the Fray

July 12, 2021
Carolyn Bourdeaux ’03 Joins Congress Days Before Capitol Riot

Thompson talks to CNY Central about the Jan. 6 commission

May 26, 2021
"The group of people responsible for this is pretty extensive," says Margaret Susan Thompson, associate professor of history and political science. She was quoted in the CNY Central article, "Bipartisan commission to investigate January 6 attack on U.S. Capitol." 

Gadarian talks to WAER about Biden's proposals in speech to Congress

May 6, 2021
hana Gadarian, associate professor and chair of political science, says the agenda President Joe Biden laid out in his speech to a joint session of Congress is a vision that government can help people and be used for good. 

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Keck talks to PolitiFact about court packing

April 26, 2021
Thomas Keck, Michael O. Sawyer Chair of Constitutional Law and Politics, says a court expansion can be justified. "If it’s the case that Sen. McConnell and other Republican leaders engaged in illegitimate court packing of their own from 2016 to 2020, then from the Democrats’ perspective, an additional round of court reform is necessary to correct for those earlier rounds," he says.

Burman discusses Biden's tax proposal in Vox article

March 19, 2021
"Taking out the politics, planning a tax bill that would help reduce inequality, make the system work better, raise revenue to slow the rate of growth of the debt, all of those things would make a whole lot of sense," says Leonard Burman, Paul Volcker Chair in Behavioral Economics. "But the question is just timing, and it’s always a bad time for a tax increase because it’s hard to get your base excited about raising taxes."

Michelmore quoted in MarketWatch article on the American Rescue Plan

March 8, 2021
Undoing the earned income threshold is a particular benefit to Black and Latino children who disproportionately live in households falling underneath the earned income threshold, says Katherine Michelmore, assistant professor of public administration and international affairs.

Banks weighs in on Republican's support for Trump in China Daily

February 10, 2021
Because Senate conviction requires a two-thirds majority, it is highly unlikely that 67 senators will line up against the former president, according to Professor Emeritus William C. Banks. 

Banks weighs in on Trump's impeachment case in Wall Street Journal

February 8, 2021
In a criminal case, a prosecutor would have to prove that former President Donald Trump "could have reasonably foreseen that his incitement was likely to lead to all hell happening at the Capitol," says Professor Emeritus William Banks.

Reeher discusses Trump's legacies in The Hill

January 21, 2021
Professor Grant Reeher says that, in terms of policy, one of former President Donald Trump’s most enduring legacies could be the tax cuts he enacted in 2017. 

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