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Banks discusses the National Guard monitoring protests with NBC News

January 11, 2021
The use of National Guard units in June during the nationwide demonstrations following George Floyd’s death was "fundamentally exceptional and different from the way civilians and the military have ordinarily worked together," says Professor Emeritus William Banks.

Keck weighs in on Trump impeachment in Al Jazeera

January 11, 2021
Thomas Keck, Michael O. Sawyer Chair of Constitutional Law and Politics, was quoted in the Al Jazeera article, "'Toothless tiger': Impeachment could bar Trump from future office."

Maxwell faculty speak to the media about violence at the US Capitol

January 7, 2021
Those who spoke with various media outlets about yesterday's violence at the U.S. Capitol include Professor Emeritus William C. Banks who said the fiasco was a "lawless threat" to the country's democratic institutions. 

O'Keefe discusses Defense Secretary nominee Lloyd Austin in The Hill

January 6, 2021
University Professor Sean O'Keefe says that while the nomination of may have surprised more than a few people, Austin "may well prove to be exactly the right person for this tough job at this time in our nation’s history." Read O'Keefe's full commentary, "Lloyd Austin can lead — as a civilian," published in The Hill. 

White comments on Georgia runoff election in The 74, La Tercera

January 6, 2021
"Senators who are willing to vote with the other side will certainly find themselves getting a lot of attention and likely very favorable treatment of any issues that disproportionately affect their states," Assistant Professor of Political Science Steven White told The 74. He also spoke to La Tercera about the runoff election in Georgia. 

Banks sums up 2020 in China Daily article

January 6, 2021
Professor Emeritus William C. Banks sums up 2020 in three phrases: COVID-19, racial justice and democracy threatened.

Monnat weighs in on Central New York COVID-19 deaths in Syracuse.com article

January 5, 2021
"To keep things in perspective, there have been 330 COVID deaths in the county over the whole year so far," says Shannon Monnat, Lerner Chair for Public Health Promotion. "There are still far more deaths annually from heart disease and cancer," she adds. But, "If these numbers are similar for 2020," Monnat says, “COVID will be the third-leading cause of death in the county this year."

David Bennett Knows America

June 21, 2020
Probably no one knows American history like David H. Bennett. He’s been teaching it at Maxwell for more than 50 years.
Though retired, he will teach his recent-history course one last time this fall.
. . . Because David Bennett sees history being made before our very eyes.

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