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"Politicians Should Know When to Retire" Opinion Piece by Professor Nteta, Rhodes & Grad Student Adam Eichen

UMass Amherst professors of political science Tatishe Nteta and Jesse Rhodes along with graduate student Adam Eichen write an opinion piece in Newsweek about "Why are Americans so willing to consider age limits for service in positions of national leadership? Eighty-one-year old Republican Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell recently "froze" during a weekly Republican news conference and was escorted away from journalists. This incident comes on the heels of growing concerns regarding the mental acuity and physical ability of Democratic Senator Dianne Feinstein, who at 90 years old, missed nearly three months and over 90 Senate votes as she recovered from a serious case of the shingles. (Newsweek, 08/07/23)

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