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Blue Devil of the Week: Sunshine Hillygus became interested in politics in college during the Clinton campaign

Monday, October 10, 2016
I was a freshman at the University of Arkansas in 1992, and our governor, Bill Clinton, ran for president. Arkansas is a small state, and many people on campus were involved in the campaign. Being close to the excitement of a presidential campaign sparked my interest in the process. Now, as a... Read More »

US News & World Report interviews Kerry Haynie on Clinton's support rates among African-Americans

Tuesday, October 4, 2016
According to polls, however, the big love Obama got from black voters in 2008, and the buoyancy they gave him when he ran for reelection in 2012, hasn't yet transferred to Clinton, says Kerry Haynie, a Duke University professor of political science and African-American studies. "I've traveled... Read More »

'Me and Vietnam' - Edmund Malesky's televised interview on Vietnam's FBNC

Friday, September 30, 2016
"Giáo sư Edmund Malesky nói về sự hình thành chỉ số PCI và những kỳ vọng tương lai." Professor Edmund Malesky talks about the creation of the PCI and his expectations about future developments. Part 1: Part 2: Part 3:  

With The End Of Voter ID Law, Preregistration Makes A Come-Back, Sunshine Hillygus interviewed, WUNC NPR

Friday, September 30, 2016
More than 150,000 North Carolina students have preregistered to vote since it became legal in 2009. Nationally, those numbers can have an impact on voter turnout, boosting it by as much as five percentage points—which in the world of political science is nothing to sneeze at. "It is a big deal... Read More »

Reactions from Duke policy experts on the first presidential debate of 2016

Tuesday, September 27, 2016
Clinton’s challenge was to convey her policy skills without becoming too “wonkish,” and to show a steadiness that would help build trust as president to offset doubts based more on her reputation for political maneuvering, said Bruce Jentleson, a professor of public policy and political... Read More »

The meaning in Trump's refusal to admit support for Iraq war - Joseph Grieco writes for The News & Observer

Tuesday, September 27, 2016
As we saw again in this week’s debate with Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump refuses to acknowledge that, in a September 2002 radio interview with Howard Stern, he said it was “a good idea” to go to war against Iraq. In fact, he now claims that before the war began in March 2003, he voiced... Read More »

David Rohde discusses gerrymandering in PBS NewsHour interview

Monday, September 26, 2016
DAVID ROHDE, DUKE UNIVERSITY: 2010 was a real benchmark because it produced so many states in which the Republicans completely controlled the process. JEFF GREENFIELD: David Rohde is a political scientist at Duke University in North Carolina, one of the states where Republicans won control of... Read More »

Edmund Malesky coauthors reflections on null results

Monday, September 19, 2016
In the academy and well beyond, the problem of null results has become quite significant. Indeed, discussions of null results have made their way as far as TV commentator John Oliver’s recent discussion of science in which he poignantly notes that people generally do not like to hear... Read More »

Obama puts nuclear ban in jeopardy - Kyle Beardsley writes for The Post and Courier

Saturday, September 17, 2016
Even though the treaty to ban nuclear weapons testing was never fully enacted — more on that later — the anti-testing agenda has been successful. Since 1999, only North Korea has conducted nuclear tests. Although North Korea’s ongoing behavior has, deservedly, been met with global outrage,... Read More »

Turkey's Changing Freedom Deficit - Timur Kuran writes for Project Syndicate

Thursday, September 15, 2016
The AKP and many of its opponents agree on one thing: had the putsch succeeded, the repression would be far worse. And, indeed, AKP supporters far outnumber Gülenists. But the AKP has made bitter enemies over the last 14 years, and millions of Turks would have applauded the jailing of its leaders... Read More »

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