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Reeher discusses Trump's legacies in The Hill

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. 
January 21, 2021

McDowell reviews Biden's agenda to revitalize US manufacturing in World Politics Review

Existing U.S. trade agreements may constrain President Joe Biden’s ability to deliver on his promise to spend $400 billion over four years on American-made goods, says Daniel McDowell, associate professor of political science.
January 20, 2021

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Banks quoted in China Daily article on the inauguration

Professor William Banks was quoted in the China Daily article, "Capital prepared, tense for inauguration."
January 20, 2021

Popp discusses Biden's green jobs agenda in Forbes article

"Wages in solar and wind could increase if demand increased, at least initially," says Professor David Popp, who wrote about the impact of fiscal policy on green jobs in a working paper in June 2020. "But higher wages would also attract more workers to develop the skills to work in wind and solar, so the increase need not be permanent."
January 19, 2021

Keck weighs in on Trump impeachment in Al Jazeera

Thomas Keck, Michael O. Sawyer Chair of Constitutional Law and Politics, was quoted in the Al Jazeera article, "'Toothless tiger': Impeachment could bar Trump from future office."
January 11, 2021

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Maxwell faculty speak to the media about violence at the US Capitol

Those who spoke with various media outlets about yesterday's violence at the U.S. Capitol include Professor Emeritus William C. Banks who said the fiasco was a "lawless threat" to the country's democratic institutions. 
January 7, 2021

O'Keefe discusses Defense Secretary nominee Lloyd Austin in The Hill

University Professor Sean O'Keefe says that while the nomination of may have surprised more than a few people, Austin "may well prove to be exactly the right person for this tough job at this time in our nation’s history." Read O'Keefe's full commentary, "Lloyd Austin can lead — as a civilian," published in The Hill. 
January 6, 2021

McDowell examines how Biden will handle trade in World Politics Review

"While there is some room for Biden to maneuver when it comes to tariffs and other measures, the apparent durability of a Trumpian approach to trade signals that a new era in U.S. trade policy has not only arrived, it plans to stay awhile," writes Daniel McDowell, associate professor of political science.

December 16, 2020

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Purser cited in Washington Post article on economic relief package

According to research by Gretchen Purser, associate professor of sociology, somewhere between 2.4 million and 5 million American households are at risk of eviction in January alone if Congress fails to reach an agreement on economic emergency relief. 

December 15, 2020

Jacobson comments on Trump's changes at the Pentagon in Politico

"It's likely that most are rolled back by Biden administration," says Mark Jacobson, assistant dean of Washington programs, about Trump's changes at the Pentagon. "But the point is all of these cost money, waste time and hamper the ability of the national security establishment to focus on the real threats the United States faces," he adds.

December 11, 2020

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