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Dunaway Talks to PBS Newshour About the Decline of Local News and Its Impact on the US’ Civic Health

"National news, for all of its many benefits, it tends to frame politics in America through the lens of the major conflicts between the two parties. And for those Americans...who are only watching the national news, they often only get this sort of game-framed style coverage that's almost like sports reporting with Democrats on one side and Republicans on the other," says Johanna Dunaway, professor of political science.
December 22, 2023

Politics of the Gender Gap in COVID-19: Partisanship, Health Behavior, Policy Preferences in the US

Colleen Dougherty Burton, Shana Kushner Gadarian, Sara Wallace Goodman, Thomas B. Pepinsky

"The Politics of the Gender Gap in COVID-19: Partisanship, Health Behavior, and Policy Preferences in the US," co-authored by Shana Gadarian, professor and chair of political science, was published in the Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law.

December 6, 2023

Reeher Speaks to The Hill About Trump, 2024 Presidential Election

“Some of these polls are really in a way approval ratings of President Biden, which we know are not great,” says Grant Reeher, director of the Campbell Public Affairs Institute. “So it’s not so much people saying I’d rather have Donald Trump than Joe Biden, it’s people saying I’m not happy with where the country is going, and I want an alternative.”

November 30, 2023

Khalil Quoted in NPR Article on Young Progressive Democrats Leaving the Party Over Israel

"These are the youngsters on campus who are protesting against the war," says Osamah Khalil, professor of history. "And then some of them start to look at Israel's role in the Middle East and say, are we seeing kind of the same dynamic here about U.S. foreign policy?"

November 16, 2023

Barton Article on Alaska’s Nonpartisan Primary System Published in Governing

"The state’s new election system, combining nonpartisan primaries and instant-runoff general election voting, makes elections more competitive and encourages cooperative governance," writes Richard Barton, assistant teaching professor of public administration and international affairs.

October 30, 2023

Reeher Discusses the House Speaker Race, Republican Strife with The Hill, The Mirror and Newsweek

“This kind of division is one we’ve seen for a very long time and so there is nothing new here. This was evident when McCarthy got the position in the first place—on the 15th vote—and that got a lot of attention,” Grant Reeher, professor of political science, tells The Hill.

October 25, 2023

Montez Cited in Washington Post Article on the Impact of States’ Policies on Life Expectancy

The differences in state policies directly correlate to those years lost, said Jennifer Karas Montez, director of the Center for Aging and Policy Studies and author of several papers that describe the connection between politics and life expectancy.

October 17, 2023

Reeher Discusses Biden’s Response to the Israel-Hamas War in Newsweek Article

"[The response has] been very clear, very resolute, it's been unequivocal, and it's not making some of the folks in the Democratic electorate or caucus happy," says Grant Reeher, professor of political science. "The question is where it goes from here in concrete assistance, and if Israel gets engaged in some activities and we in a sense help them, it could complicate things."

October 16, 2023

Reeher Weighs In on the GOP’s Internal Strife in The Hill

“This kind of division is one we’ve seen for a very long time and so there is nothing new here. This was evident when McCarthy got the position in the first place—on the 15th vote—and that got a lot of attention,” says Grant Reeher, professor of political science.

October 4, 2023

Huber Discusses the Climate Class War in UnHerd Article

"Rather than tackling the problem of who owns and controls fossil-fuel based production (a relative minority of society), carbon behaviouralism aims its sights on the “irresponsible” choices of millions of consumers of all classes," writes Matt Huber, professor of geography and the environment.

October 3, 2023

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