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Banks discusses the latest in Trump's impeachment with China Daily

"For those who believe in the rule of law and the importance of constitutional norms, his impeachment is nonetheless important because it upholds and reinforces the importance of those norms," says Professor Emeritus William Banks.

December 12, 2019

Thorson quoted in CT Mirror article on Connecticut's tax myth

“Misconceptions about a particular policy, these are pretty common,” says Emily Thorson, assistant professor of political science, about falsehoods about policies for an article for the CT Mirror.

November 22, 2019

Gadarian speaks to Spectrum News about the impeachment inquiry

"This is bigger than a partisan fight," says Shana Gadarian, associate professor of political science. "This is really about the nature of what is the presidency and what can it be used for."

October 9, 2019

Reeher discusses NY Dems, support for impeachment in Daily Star

"The more moderate Democrats are recalculating, thinking they have to get on board with this [President Trump's impeachment] or face primaries" from left-leaning insurgents, says Professor of Political Science Grant Reeher. "The facts have also changed" since the Russia investigation, he adds.

September 26, 2019

Gadarian discusses attitudes on immigration in Quartz article

Shana Gadarian, associate professor of political science, says the fact that Trump has turned immigration into such a partisan issue has likely increased support for immigrants among many Americans. "On the whole, people’s attitudes have become more supportive of immigration," she says.

September 11, 2019

Reeher weighs in on Obama's criticism of Trump in The Hill

"Obama can say things that will be heard differently from the Democratic candidates for president," says Professor Grant Reeher. "He has the role of former president and that de facto gives you a statesmanlike role. And he fills that role in the way he expresses himself."

August 7, 2019

Reeher comments on Trump's efforts to help A$AP Rocky in USA Today

Grant Reeher was interviewed on USA Today regarding President Trump coming to the aid of rapper A$AP Rocky, after facing assault charges in Stockholm, Sweden. "We're headed into a campaign year, and it may be no coincidence that the person Trump is advocating for is a popular African-American rapper," Said Reeher.

August 6, 2019

Reeher quoted in Press-Republican article on NY, Trump's tax returns

Grant Reeher, professor of political science and director of the Campbell Public Affairs Institute, says that Governor Cuomo's signing of new legislation that allows Congressional committees to acquire President Trump's New York tax filings "represents a new escalation in the level of political polarization that we're seeing."

July 11, 2019

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