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Barkun participates in discussion panel on QAnon

February 17, 2021
The panelists discussed the dangers of conspiracy theories, the processes of joining and leaving cults (and whether QAnon is itself a cult), and the threat that the United States faces from QAnon now that Joe Biden is president. 

Gadarian quoted in City & State article on Tenney's win in New York's 22nd congressional district

February 12, 2021
"If you’re a Democrat who is trying to walk the line in a kind of socially conservative district, I think having to vote on impeachment, having to take positions on budgets—those are now (votes) that your opponent can push against," says Shana Gadarian, associate professor of political science. "It’s not just rhetoric to say that you vote with Nancy Pelosi. You’re a Democrat in Congress, you have voted with the House speaker."

Banks weighs in on Republican's support for Trump in China Daily

February 10, 2021
Because Senate conviction requires a two-thirds majority, it is highly unlikely that 67 senators will line up against the former president, according to Professor Emeritus William C. Banks. 

Reeher discusses significance of Trump's impeachment trial in Newsweek

February 9, 2021
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."

Barkun cited in Mere Orthodoxy article on insurgency in America

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

Thompson shares her thoughts on Biden, Harris with LocalSYR

January 26, 2021
"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. 

Sharp op-ed on survival of democracy published on Syracuse.com

January 20, 2021
"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 Syracuse.com. 

Banks quoted in China Daily article on the inauguration

January 20, 2021
Professor William Banks was quoted in the China Daily article, "Capital prepared, tense for inauguration."

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

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

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

January 14, 2021
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. 

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