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Reeher Quoted in USA Today Articles on Nikki Haley, Robert F. Kennedy Jr.

“Haley continuing to garner support after suspending her campaign may indicate that a significant number of normally loyal Republicans are not supportive of Trump,” says Grant Reeher, professor of political science and director of the Campbell Public Affairs Institute.

May 23, 2024

Keck Quoted in Democracy Docket Article on SCOTUS’s Argument on Trump’s Immunity

“It seems almost definitely the case that Trump couldn’t be tried, convicted and sentenced [before the election],” says Thomas Keck, professor of political science and Michael O. Sawyer Chair of Constitutional Law and Politics. 

April 26, 2024

10 Ways to Better Understand How Shifting State Policy Contexts Affect Americans’ Health

Jennifer Karas Montez

“10 Ways to Better Understand How Shifting State Policy Contexts Affect Americans’ Health,” authored by University Professor Jennifer Karas Montez, was published in the Milbank Quarterly.

April 24, 2024

Khalil Weighs In on Biden’s Actions Towards Israel in Newsweek, Washington Examiner Articles

"The public hand-wringing versus the actual demonstrative support for Netanyahu's government, politically, diplomatically, militarily is going to be difficult for Biden," says Osamah Khalil, professor of history. "It would be very difficult for him to explain that to the base and energize the base to come out in November," he says.

April 23, 2024

Taylor Discusses ‘Trump 2.0’ With the Australian Broadcasting Corporation

Brian Taylor, professor of political science, says a key feature of Trump 2.0 would likely be that the president would not have as many Russia-sceptics in his sphere. "If Trump is elected in 2024, he will surround himself with people who adhere to his worldview and are therefore less hostile to Russia and more sympathetic to Putin."

April 22, 2024

Gadarian Quoted in BNN Bloomberg, USA Today Articles on Politics and Abortion

Trump's position “allows for competitiveness of Democrats in states where these state bans are still in flux, and where Democrats have the potential to put constitutional amendments up for the voters to vote directly on,” says Shana Gadarian, professor of political science. “That has been a story that’s been pretty successful so far for Democrats.”

April 17, 2024

Blockwood Discusses the Need for Bipartisan Support in Resolving Immigration Issues in The Fulcrum

“Let’s champion bipartisan efforts without fear of being labeled xenophobic or appearing to cede ground to one’s political base. ...Let’s not miss the opportunity for actual, meaningful reform because of bitterness, a partisan grudge or chance to show one side has been wrong on this issue all along,” writes James-Christian Blockwood, adjunct professor in Maxwell's Washington programs.

April 12, 2024

Reeher Quoted in The Hill, Newsweek Articles on the 2024 Presidential Election, Congress

"Even though there have been rumors of further resignations on the Republican side of the aisle, in part as a reaction to Donald Trump capturing the nomination, I have a hard time seeing the party voluntarily giving the majority and the speakership to the Democrats," says Grant Reeher, director of the Campbell Public Affairs Institute.

April 5, 2024

Alumna Describes Working on the Hill as ‘Deeply Fulfilling’

A congressional policy advisor, Miranda Peterson earned an executive master’s degree through Maxwell’s Washington, D.C., programs. 

March 28, 2024

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Thorson Explores Causes of Public Policy Misperceptions in New Book

Emily Thorson

Emily Thorson, assistant professor of political science, recently published “The Invented State: Policy Misperceptions in the American Public” (Oxford University Press, 2024).

March 26, 2024

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