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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. 

Steinberg quoted in China Daily piece on improving US-China relations

January 25, 2021
University Professor James B. Steinberg says there are opportunities for cooperation, but if the deep diagnosis is that China is challenging the U.S., it would be very hard to sustain and insulate areas of cooperation from the deeper conflict.

Reeher discusses Trump's legacies in The Hill

January 21, 2021
Professor Grant Reeher says that, in terms of policy, one of former President Donald Trump’s most enduring legacies could be the tax cuts he enacted in 2017. 

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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