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McCormick comments on violence ahead of Mexico elections in Al Jazeera

May 27, 2021
"There’s always been violence with elections and electoral cycles especially at the mayoral level where you really see things get heated, but this time it feels like it’s way more than ordinary," says Gladys McCormick, Jay and Debe Moskowitz Endowed Chair in Mexico-U.S. Relations.

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." 

Radcliffe quoted in Marketplace piece on companies, voter restrictions

April 15, 2021
Dana Radcliffe, adjunct professor of public administration and international affairs, says that although taking a stand can be tricky, "if companies are dragging their feet or not getting involved when fundamental questions of democracy are at stake, that could be a long-term threat." 

Keck discusses Supreme Court reform, crises of democracy in Washington Post

April 13, 2021
"Throughout U.S. history, crises of democracy have prompted discussions of Supreme Court reform because the court itself has often been perceived as a barrier to democratic preservation and renewal," writes Thomas Keck, Michael O. Sawyer Chair of Constitutional Law and Politics. 

Taylor explores impact of Putin’s new constitution in Foreign Affairs

April 13, 2021
"Putin’s solution to the 2024 problem was for his own benefit, but it also was designed to reassure Russia’s political and economic elite. They were dreading a potentially treacherous succession crisis that might put their power, wealth, and freedom at risk," writes Brian Taylor, professor of political science. "Resetting Putin’s presidential clock does little for the Russian people, however."

Radcliffe comments on corporations' role in politics in Marketplace

March 30, 2021
"If you don’t take a stand, you’re opening yourself up to criticism of being complicit in legislation that is widely seen as violating individual rights," says Dana Radcliffe, adjunct professor of public administration and international affairs. 

Lovely quoted in Axios piece on how companies handle controversies

March 29, 2021
"Companies are really in the crosshairs...with the potential of losing access to the consumer market," says Professor Mary Lovely. 

Reeher weighs in on NY's 2022 gubernatorial race in Press-Republican

March 24, 2021
Professor Grant Reeher says next year's Democratic primary may favor a left-leaning candidate such as Attorney General Letitia James, should she decide to go for the governor's office.

Reeher weighs in on Tucker Carlson 2024 run in National Interest

March 18, 2021
"Carlson has been keen to focus on the supposed failings and absurdities of Democratic elites, and that puts him in as good a position as any to inherit his supporters—those for whom Trump, as an individual candidate and office-holder, carried some extra appeal beyond the standard Republican brand," says Grant Reeher, professor of political science.

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