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Reeher discusses significance of Trump's impeachment trial in Newsweek

Professor Grant Reeher says people should be "wary" of attempting to identify a historical trend from just two cases: former President Bill Clinton and former President Donald Trump. However, he says the fact that three of four impeachment trials have happened in just over two decades "is in part a reflection of the deep political polarization the nation has been experiencing."
February 9, 2021

Barkun cited in Mere Orthodoxy article on insurgency in America

Professor Emeritus Michael Barkun's research on extremism and conspiracy theories was cited in the Mere Orthodoxy article, "A Homegrown Christian Insurgency."
January 28, 2021

Thompson shares her thoughts on Biden, Harris with LocalSYR

"President Biden served eight years as vice president, so he was very much involved in the Obama presidency," says Margaret Susan Thompson, associate professor of history and political science. 
January 26, 2021

Sharp op-ed on survival of democracy published on

"For democracy to survive, there has to be public confidence in the rule of law and regular and fair elections," writes James Roger Sharp, professor emeritus of history. His op-ed, "Democracy on trial: Can we save it?," was published on 
January 20, 2021

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

Reeher comments on Rep. Stefanik's career trajectory in Times Union

Rep. Elise Stefanik’s career trajectory has always followed two paths, says Professor Grant Reeher: astute and methodical political operative and ideological warrior.
January 19, 2021

Reeher discusses New York State's first Senate majority leader, Schumer, with Democrat & Chronicle

Professor Grant Reeher says Sen. Chuck Schumer’s rise to the majority leader role would likely have "some beneficial effect" in terms of money flowing to his home state, though he suggests that could be tempered by how closely divided the Senate is. 
January 14, 2021

Banks sums up 2020 in China Daily article

Professor Emeritus William C. Banks sums up 2020 in three phrases: COVID-19, racial justice and democracy threatened.
January 6, 2021

Reeher weighs in on Biden healing the nation in The Hill

"The forces he is up against are much bigger than President Trump and are tectonic in nature. There are a set of forces that push us apart rather than bring us together," says Grant Reeher, professor of political science. But, he adds, "I do think having a period of time for the country to experience the absence of the daily melodrama of the Trump presidency will help."

November 30, 2020

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