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Wall Street Journal August 18, 2006
Rebellion by race roils a Republican race
Rhode Island Republicans face a choice about whether to oust their party's version of a moderate incumbent, Sen. Lincoln Chafee, in favor of the more conservative challenger, Steve Laffey. Political Science Professor Darrell West offers his perspective on the race.

U.S. News & World Report August 21, 2006
America's best colleges
U.S.News & World Report announced the publication of its 2007 America's Best Colleges guide, which hits newsstands on August 21. Brown University ranked 15th in the “Best National University” category; Princeton was ranked first.

Diverse Education August 16, 2006
Perspectives: A rising generation of scholars and researchers
Pipeline programs like Leadership Alliance, which steer minority students toward graduate school, are quietly succeeding at producing the rising generation of scholars and researchers, Stephen Nelson and Valerie Wilson write in this commentary. Nelson is Senior Scholar in the Leadership Alliance at Brown University; Wilson is associate dean of the graduate school, clinical professor of community health and executive director of the Leadership Alliance.

Foreign Policy August 18, 2006
Habitat for Hezbollah
“Israel’s intense bombing of Lebanon this summer was supposed to bring the organization to its knees. Instead, it gave Hezbollah a chance to display its prowess in caring for Lebanese civilians,” Melani Cammett, assistant professor of political science, writes in this commentary for Foreign Policy’s Web site. “Now that a cease-fire has been inked, Hezbollah is well positioned to deliver the social services that the Lebanese so desperately need,” she adds.

Winston-Salem (N.C.) Journal August 18, 2006
2006 looking good for N.C. congressional incumbents
In an article about North Carolina’s congressional delegation and upcoming elections in that state, Darrell West, professor of political science, remarks on the advantages of incumbency.