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Faricy weighs in on Democrat's proposed tax strategy in Wall Street Journal

July 8, 2021
A lot of Democratic voters have low trust in government,” says Christopher Faricy, associate professor of political science. "You have to tie it to something that is popular, that you can sell to people that will be an improvement in their day-to-day lives." Read more in the Wall Street Journal article, "Democrats Focus on Turning Tax Talk Into Action." 

Gadarian quoted in Vox piece on political polarization, COVID-19 vaccine

July 8, 2021
"Partisanship is now the strongest and most consistent divider in health behaviors," says Shana Gadarian, professor of political science. 

Thompson quoted in The Hill article on banning communion for Biden

June 21, 2021
"There really is a tension between bishops and that tension has always existed in the USCCB (U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops), it’s always been there. It’s just a question of what is predominant," says Margaret Susan Thompson, associate professor of history and political science.

Reeher quoted in The Hill article on Biden, success of democracies

June 10, 2021
"Biden does have a challenge," says Professor Grant Reeher. "He is arguing, 'I am here as the American president to be the leading voice.' But then he is subject to people saying, 'Wait a minute, look at what you folks have been going through. Why is it you? Why isn’t it [German Chancellor] Angela Merkel? Or one of the other leaders?'"

Elizabeth Cohen quoted in TIME article on future of VOICE

May 17, 2021
The VOICE office was an integral part of the effort to "trawl for anecdotes to then trumpet and publicize because there wasn’t good data to demonstrate that there’s a massive problem with non-citizen criminality," says Elizabeth Cohen, professor of political science and expert on immigration.

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Shana Gadarian Earns Prestigious Carnegie Fellowship

April 28, 2021
Gadarian is the third Maxwell faculty member to earn the award in the past four years.

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