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Reeher weighs in on Tucker Carlson 2024 run in National Interest

March 18, 2021
"Carlson has been keen to focus on the supposed failings and absurdities of Democratic elites, and that puts him in as good a position as any to inherit his supporters—those for whom Trump, as an individual candidate and office-holder, carried some extra appeal beyond the standard Republican brand," says Grant Reeher, professor of political science.

Faricy piece on Biden's American Rescue Plan published in The Hill

March 15, 2021
"Our recent analysis of public opinion about people’s attitudes toward government assistance shows that Democrats can gain the support of conservative voters for assistance to the poor through smart policy design. And there is no better example than the American Rescue Plan (ARP)," Associate Professor of Political Science Chris Faricy and Christopher Ellis (Bucknell University) write.

Gadarian speaks to the Telegraph about Hunter Biden's memoir

March 8, 2021
"He’s a person who’s been in the public eye for a long time. He was at the center of former President Donald Trump’s first impeachment, and his public image has been framed to some extent by the political opposition, so his aim may be to establish a public record in his own words," says Shana Gadarian, associate professor of political science.

Barkun comments on QAnon's March 4 failure in Business Insider article

March 5, 2021
"QAnon is dealing with a very difficult cognitive-dissonance situation," says Michael Barkun, professor emeritus of political science.

Gueorguiev discusses legacy of China's Xi Jinping in New York Times

March 3, 2021
China's leader, Xi Jinping, "strikes me as ruthless but cautious in erecting a durable personal legacy," says Dimitar Gueorguiev, assistant professor of political science.

Banks weighs in on Trump's legal problems in Newsday article

March 1, 2021
"There are various possibilities here for hiding assets or overvaluing or undervaluing assets," says Professor Emeritus William C. Banks, who was quoted in the Newsday article, "Trump’s legal problems escalate even though he’s not in power."

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. 

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