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Rasmussen discusses Fears of a Setting Sun on Age of Jackson podcast

March 16, 2021
Dennis Rasmussen, professor of political science, was interviewed on the Age of Jackson podcast about his new book, "Fears of a Setting Sun: The Disillusionment of America's Founders" (Princeton University Press).

Barkun quoted in Business Insider piece on QAnon's Trump conspiracy theory

March 1, 2021
"You really feel like you're in an Alice in Wonderland world when you start going through the ideas of the sovereign citizens," says Michael Barkun, professor emeritus of political science. "They will construct more and more complex rationalizations that push the events that they wish for farther and farther into the future." 

Keck quoted in Christian Science Monitor article on the impeachment process

February 18, 2021
"What I would emphasize is that there are structural problems with our democracy, some of which are really hard to fix, but some of which have emerged recently which there are fixes for," says Thomas Keck, professor of political science and Michael O. Sawyer Chair of Constitutional Law and Politics.

Barkun participates in discussion panel on QAnon

February 17, 2021
The panelists discussed the dangers of conspiracy theories, the processes of joining and leaving cults (and whether QAnon is itself a cult), and the threat that the United States faces from QAnon now that Joe Biden is president. 

Gadarian quoted in City & State article on Tenney's win in New York's 22nd congressional district

February 12, 2021
"If you’re a Democrat who is trying to walk the line in a kind of socially conservative district, I think having to vote on impeachment, having to take positions on budgets—those are now (votes) that your opponent can push against," says Shana Gadarian, associate professor of political science. "It’s not just rhetoric to say that you vote with Nancy Pelosi. You’re a Democrat in Congress, you have voted with the House speaker."

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.

Gueorguiev quoted in South China Morning Post on Hong Kong’s pro-democracy movement

February 4, 2021
Dimitar Gueorguiev was quoted in the South China Morning Post article "U.S. lawmakers nominate Hong Kong’s pro-democracy movement for the Nobel Peace Prize."

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