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Rasmussen's Fears of a Setting Sun reviewed in Wall Street Journal

July 12, 2021
"Fears of a Setting Sun: The Disillusionment of America’s Founders" (Princeton University Press, 2021), written by Dennis Rasmussen, professor of political science, was reviewed in the Wall Street Journal

Alumni Spotlight: Into the Fray

July 12, 2021
Carolyn Bourdeaux ’03 Joins Congress Days Before Capitol Riot

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. 

Banks discusses Department of Justice secret subpoenas on Bloomberg Law

June 21, 2021
On the latest Bloomberg Law podcast episode, Professor Emeritus and national security law expert William Banks discussed the controversy over revelations the Justice Department under former President Donald Trump had secretly subpoenaed records from House Democrats, former White House Counsel Don McGahn and members of the media. 

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?'"

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