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  • 15 Nov 2016
    Richard Sobel

    Post-Election Blues and Purples

    Richard Sobel, author of Citizenship as Foundation of Rights (2016) reflects on a controversial election.

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  • 2 Nov 2016
    Richard Sobel

    The Citizenship Controversies

    Richard Sobel, author of Citizenship as Foundation of Rights (2016) discusses immigration and the 2016 election.

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  • 11 Aug 2016
    Danny Hayes, Jennifer L. Lawless

    Think there’s a lot of gender bias in U.S. elections? Think again.

    Jennifer L. Lawless and Danny Hayes talk Women on the Run and whether there is a gender bias in U.S. elections.

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  • 7 Jun 2016
    Pratheepan Gulasekaram

    Immigration and the US Election (Part 1): The New Immigration Federalism

    With immigration at the forefront of this year’s US Presidential Election, and a decision from the Supreme Court on United States v. Texas expected at the end of June, we asked some of our authors to reflect on the ongoing debates over the future of immigration law and policy in the United States. This is […]

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  • 28 Jan 2016
    James Thurber with Barack Obama
    James Thurber

    Sorted, Polarized and Gridlocked in 2016

    James Thurber, co-author of American Gridlock: The Sources, Character, and Impact of Political Polarization (2016), examines the future of polarization and governing in the face of the 2016 US election.

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  • 9 Sep 2013
    Brien Hallett

    Is the 2001 Authorization to Use Military Force Constitutional?

    As the crisis in Syria approaches a boiling point and the US determines its response, Brien Hallett, the author of Declaring War, looks back at the 2001 inception of the War on Terror and the complicated system of powers and authorizations that launched "the perpetual war."

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  • 9 Oct 2008

    Party Polarization in Congress

    The New York Times Magazine reported a few days ago on the frustrations of lawmakers in Congress. ‘The way [Republican Representative] Davis sees it, the system has become dysfunctional. Bush has so destroyed the party’s public standing and Congress has become so infected with a win-at-all-costs mentality that there is no point in staying. “You […]

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