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Banks featured in WAER piece on COVID-19 in the White House, national security

October 9, 2020

"Attention on the domestic political situation and the president’s dominance of the news and his well-being is obscuring what else might be going on in the world that should be drawing some of our attention," says William Banks, professor emeritus of public administration and international affairs.

O'Keefe quoted in Houston Chronicle articles on NASA, politics

October 9, 2020

University Professor Sean O’Keefe analyzes that advancements during these past three administrations are proof that a NASA strategy can withstand nearly two decades of leadership transitions and annual appropriations. "Did it take a different route? Yup," says O’Keefe. "…But it’s still very much on exactly the same path."

Jacobson comments on US defense secretary's travel in Politico

October 9, 2020

"The further away, the less likelihood of being fired," says Assistant Dean Mark Jacobson of U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper's frequent travel amid persistent rumors that he will either quit or be fired after the election. 

Lovely speaks to BNN Bloomberg, Politico about Trump's use of tariffs

October 7, 2020

"Short-term fixes like tariffs don’t work," says Professor Mary Lovely. She claims that the large U.S. trade deficit is fundamentally driven by larger economic factors—like the fact Americans spend more than they save and have to borrow from abroad to finance the difference.

Gadarian speaks to FiveThirtyEight, WAER about Trump's diagnosis

October 6, 2020

"Attitudes and behaviors around COVID-19 have become really concrete at this point — it will take a lot to move them in a significant, lasting way," says Shana Gadarian, associate professor of political science.

Monnat comments on the importance of census data in CNN article

October 1, 2020

"Census data matter more than any other data that are collected by anyone in the U.S. A 2020 Census failure is a failure for the whole country," says Shannon Monnat, Lerner Chair for Public Health Promotion.

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