Skip to content

Maxwell School News and Commentary

Filtered by: Political Parties

Barton Piece on the Problem with Primaries Published in American Purpose

January 12, 2023

"The Problem with Primaries," written by Richard Barton, assistant teaching professor of public administration and international affairs, was published in American Purpose. "To free political parties from fringe candidates, we need to eliminate primaries that favor extremes," says Barton.

Gadarian’s “Pandemic Politics” Reviewed by Foreign Affairs

January 10, 2023

"Pandemic Politics: The Deadly Toll of Partisanship in the Age of COVID" (Princeton University Press, 2022), co-authored by Professor and Chair of Political Science Shana Kushner Gadarian, was reviewed in Foreign Affairs. "Their book is a sophisticated study, based on voluminous data, of U.S. politics as revealed by the strains and stresses of the pandemic," writes Jessica T. Mathews. 

Gadarian Talks to Axios, US News About Support for Abortion Rights, Midterm Elections

November 12, 2022

There is a "mismatch between policies about abortion and attitudes about abortion at the state level," Shana Gadarian, professor of political science, tells Axios.  While opinions around abortion are "relatively nuanced," even "Republican voters tend to be more pro-choice than the policies that we're seeing in Republican states," Gadarian adds.

Reeher Discusses Midterm Election Results with Business Insider, CNN, CNY Central, Daily Star

November 11, 2022

That seems to be what the outcome was—it was a non-outcome outcome. Maybe that’s not the worst thing in the world because I think we do need a presidential election year in which to try to establish some kind of direction on this,” Grant Reeher, professor of political science, tells CNN.

Schmeller Quoted in HISTORY article on America’s First Third Party

November 9, 2022

America's first third party, the Anti-Masonic Party, was founded on the conspiracy theory that an elite group of Freemasons were secretly controlling the U.S. government. Freemasonry continued to grow in the United States during the first two decades of the 19th century, in part because it was a good way for people who wanted to enter politics to network, says Mark Schmeller, associate professor of history.

Reeher Discusses NY Midterm Elections with CNY Central, Spectrum News, Washington Examiner and WRVO

November 3, 2022

"If Lee Zeldin were to beat Kathy Hochul, that would be basically a political earthquake in the state of New York," Grant Reeher, professor of political science, tells WRVO. "That would change the whole complexion of how the state's politics are going to go in the next four years."

Reeher Speaks with City & State, Military Times About Veterans, Midterm Elections

October 20, 2022

Both parties have prized veterans as candidates over the years because of the public’s trust in the military and their perceived expertise on foreign policy and government operations, Grant Reeher, professor of political science, tells Military Times.

Gadarian Talks to The Hill About Surprises During the Final Month Before Midterm Elections

October 11, 2022

“There is still some component of the electorate that, as partisan and polarized as we are, doesn’t know who they’re going to vote for until the end," says Shana Gadarian, professor of political science.

Reeher Quoted in Washington Examiner Piece on Lingering Midterm Danger for Democrats

September 19, 2022

Professor Grant Reeher was interviewed for the Washington Examiner article, "Blue mirage? Hidden catch in Democrats' summer surge ahead of midterm elections."

Reeher Quoted in The Hill Article on Dr. Anthony Fauci’s Departure

September 12, 2022

Professor Grant Reeher was quoted The Hill article, "The Memo: As Fauci bows out, public health experts lament ‘venom’ of attacks." 

See related: COVID-19, Political Parties

Explore by:

Communications and Media Relations Office
500 Eggers Hall