Paul Musgrave writes a column in The Washington Post about what he calls Trumpology, “the tales that feed liberal fears while diverting attention from the less exhilarating but far grimmer structural realities of American politics.”
A column in the Monkey Cage blog in The Washington Post about how whites oppose, but African-Americans more strongly support paying NCAA athletes, is co-authored by Tatishe M. Nteta and Lauren A. McCarthy, political science.
Kira Tait, a graduate student in the department of political science, has been awarded a Fulbright fellowship to conduct her dissertation field research in South Africa. The Fulbright program offers fellowships for U.S. graduating college seniors, graduate students, young professionals and artists to study, conduct research, and/or teach English abroad.
Two news stories look at state Sen. Stanley C. Rosenberg, who is running for re-election and awaiting the findings of a ethics investigation into actions of his estranged husband, and Chelsea Kline who is challenging Rosenberg in the Democratic primary.
Sheldon Goldman comments in a news analysis about how Republicans, who control both houses of Congress and the White House, have little to show for their dominance and appear to be happy to coast to the mid-term elections without pushing for more legislative victories beyond some deregulation and the tax cut bill.
Brian F. Schaffner is interviewed about his research on how white voters in the U.S. are sharply divided and how education levels and racial attitudes play into that phenomenon. He also discusses how this voting group had an impact on the 2016 presidential election.