Heading for a filibuster Christmas?

September 1, 2015 Rich Arenberg, Adjunt Lecturer in Political Science and Public Policy, writes in The Hill on his prediction that filibusters will continue.

"As the Senate returns after Labor Day from its August recess, there is little sign that the "Filibuster Summer" will not become the 'Filibuster Autumn" and perhaps even the "Filibuster Christmas."

(Distributed September 18, 2015)

New Evidence on Gender Bias in IR Syllabi

August 27, 2015  Jeff Colgan, Richard Holbrooke Assistant Professor of Political Science and International and Public Affairs, writes about his findings about IR syllabi in Duck of Minerva. 

"It's that time of year again, when professors are designing syllabi as fast as they can with deliberation and care. Recently I analyzed IR syllabi for PhD students. The data suggest a gender bias that instructors could easily correct."

(Distributed September 18, 2015)

Watch out for the Trump tax plan and get ready for a tough autumn, Washington

September 2, 2015 Richard Arenberg's, Adjunt Lecturer in Political Science and Public Policy, article in The Hill is discussed in The Washington Post. 

PREPARING FOR CONGRESSIONAL DRAMA IN DECEMBER. Welcome to your daily reminder that Congress is in trouble in the fall. Today's warning comes from The Hill in a guest post from Richard Arenberg, a former staffer for Sens. Carl Levin (D-Mich.) and George Mitchell (D-Maine), who warns that the remainder of the year will likely be marked by filibuster after filibuster.

(Distributed September 18, 2015)

How the Other Half Votes

July 18, 2015  Rebecca Weitz-Shapiro, Stanley J. Bernstein '65 P'02 Assistant Professor of Political Science, discusses clientelism in the The Economist. 

Read the article. 

(Distributed September 18, 2015)
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