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Democrats lining up to run against Republican congressman in Raleigh suburbs - David Rohde interviewed for McClatchy newspapers

Wednesday, September 20, 2017
"Infuriated by President Donald Trump’s election victory and energized by the possibility of an anti-Republican wave in 2018, Democratic candidates are lining up for challenges all over the country, including in North Carolina’s Research Triangle." “It’s not a district where you would think the... Read More »

What's behind Turkish economic miracle? - Timur Kuran interviewed in Al-Monitor

Sunday, September 17, 2017
“The AKP is doing massive long-term damage to the Turkish economy. Corruption is up, the quality of education has fallen, the courts are massively politicized and people are afraid to speak honestly. This package is a recipe for slow growth at best. If the economy is continuing to grow — albeit... Read More »

Teaching Trump-Era Politics in the Classroom - interviews with David Rohde and Michelle Whyman

Tuesday, September 12, 2017
David Rohde, a political scientist now in his 50th year of teaching the subject, taught “Congress and President” from the time he arrived at Duke in 2005 until 2015. “I teach about American Politics from a theoretical point of view, so that approach is resilient enough to deal with the myriad... Read More »

So, Does The National Security Strategy Matter? Podcast with Peter Feaver

Monday, September 11, 2017
"The War on the Rocks podcast is back with a big episode and an all-star cast. Hal Brands and Alex Bick of SAIS, Will Inboden of the Clements Center at the University of Texas, Kori Schake of the Hoover Institution, Colin Kahl of Georgetown, and Peter Feaver of Duke dish about the U..S. National... Read More »

Democracy in Chains and Buchanan on school integration - Georg Vanberg writes for The Volokh Conspiracy

Friday, September 1, 2017
The central rhetorical strategy of Professor MacLean’s book is the insinuation that Buchanan (and others working in the public choice tradition) were motivated by racial animus, and a desire to maintain the dominant position of a privileged, white, male elite. According to MacLean, this led them... Read More »

Sunshine Hillygus awarded two large National Science Foundation grants

Monday, August 28, 2017
“Making Young Voters: Policy Reforms to Increase Youth Turnout” $326,233 from Political Science Program, National Science Foundation, Sunshine Hillygus PI, John Holbein Co-PI, Matthew Lenard Co-PI Voter turnout among young people is dismally low in the United States—often 20-30 percentage... Read More »

Trump setting records for low presidential approval - Scott de Marchi interviewed for CNBC

Saturday, August 26, 2017
Scott de Marchi, who teaches political science at Duke University, says his research suggests approval ratings tend to affect whether a president can persuade Congress to do his or her bidding. That's primarily true with complex issues like tax reform, where Americans care about the outcome but... Read More »

When can POTUS authorize a nuclear attack? Peter Feaver answers on PBS NewsHour

Thursday, August 24, 2017
"It's true that the President doesn't have to have his order 'Ok'd' by another person.  That there's not a two-man rule at the very top.  The President alone makes the decision.  But the President alone cannot carry out the decision.  There's ample opportunity for the rest of... Read More »

White identity politics - Ashley Jardina writes for Monkey Cage

Wednesday, August 16, 2017
Trump’s reaction may have energized some of his key supporters, but the whites marching on Charlottesville were only a small segment of a much larger population for whom the politics of white identity resonates. The vast majority of white Americans who feel threatened by the country’s growing... Read More »

Kerry Haynie discusses Charlottesville turmoil on NPR and WJLA

Tuesday, August 15, 2017
Dr. Kerry L. Haynie, director of Duke University's Center for the Study of Race, Ethnicity, and Gender, struck a note of caution in removing the Confederate monuments.  "I am fearful as an educator that we will forget the past," Haynie noted. "You often see now in textbooks and various... Read More »

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