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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

Griffiths Talks to USA Today About Eastern Oregon’s Secession Effort

"It's a pipe dream, in a way. What they're doing is partly performative, for ideological purposes," says Ryan Griffiths, professor of political science. "A lot of time, secessionist movements are really just bargaining efforts."

May 21, 2024

Johanna Dunaway Selected for Prestigious Carnegie Fellowship

The professor and research director for the Institute for Democracy, Journalism and Citizenship will receive funding to advance her research into the causes of political polarization.

 
May 7, 2024

Reeher Discusses US Aid for Ukraine With Fox News, Newsweek, The Hill

“There’s a space to be persuaded that it’s in our best interest to do this,” Grant Reeher, professor of political science, tells The Hill. “I don’t see us abandoning Ukraine and just walking away.” 
April 27, 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

Williams Weighs In on McConnell’s Diminishing Power in the Senate in McClatchy DC Article

“He [Mitch McConnell] is basically a dead duck. The last of a dying breed,”  says Michael Williams, associate professor of public administration and international affairs.

March 25, 2024

The Russian Threat and the Consolidation of the West

Liesbet Hooghe, Gary Marks, Milada Anna Vachudova, Ryan Bakker, Seth Jolly, Jonathan Polk, Jan Rovny, Marco Steenbergen

"The Russian threat and the consolidation of the West: How populism and EU-skepticism shape party support for Ukraine," co-authored by Seth Jolly, associate professor and chair of political science, was published in European Union Politics.

March 25, 2024

Gadarian Speaks With Chronicle-Tribune About 2024 Political Tension, Violence

“The Republican party now has a leader who has been very clear, in his speeches, rhetoric and actions, that he has authoritarian tendencies. He [President Donald Trump] doesn’t have a lot of respect for the norms of democracy, and he is willing to use violence and call on others to use violence to save power,” says Shana Gadarian, professor of political science and associate dean for research.

March 23, 2024

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