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  • Analysis: The race factor in George Zimmerman's trial
    July 15, 2013
    "It's something bigger because Trayvon Martin is all of our sons. He's the son of all people who are African-American and of those who are conscious of what it means to be black in America," Maurice Jackson, professor of history, on how race played a role in the George Zimmerman trial.
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    Source: CNN

  • Messy Rollout Of Health Law Echoes Medicare Drug Expansion
    July 12, 2013
    "About this time in 2005, the percentage of people who had an unfavorable opinion of the law was actually higher than those who had a favorable opinion. So there was a lot of uncertainty and a lot of questions about whether this program was a good idea," Sabrina Corlette, research professor and project director at the Health Policy Institute, on how reactions to the Affordable Care Act and Medicare drug law compare.
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    Source: National Public Radio

  • Do Women Make Better Senators Than Men?
    July 11, 2013
    “[Still], that’s not where you’re going to find the real impact of diversifying. The main impact is in the policies they’re pushing,” Michele Swers, associate professor of government, on how females in the Senate may be more likely than males to bond with each other and with constituents.
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    Source: National Journal

  • U.S. choices on Egypt: a rock or a hard place
    July 10, 2013
    “We will be formally seen as endorsing whatever this military government does — not only what it does in the future but what it’s done recently,” John Esposito, professor in the School of Foreign Service and director of the Prince Alwaleed bin Talal Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding, on the consequences of continuing aid to Egypt.
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    Source: The Washington Post

  • The Psychology of Sweatshop Labor
    July 10, 2013
    “It seems if consumers really cared, there would be more demand for sweatshop-free products and more opportunities for companies to profit from such products,” Neeru Paharia, assistant professor in the McDonough School of Business, on how outrage against labor-abusing companies has not translated into greater demand for products made in favorable working conditions.
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    Source: The Huffington Post

  • Senseless Spying
    July 10, 2013
    “If the United States wants to tamp down this controversy, it must recognize that, for Europeans, privacy is political. It will need to institute its own system of credible and independent privacy oversight and integrate it with existing transatlantic security arrangements,” Abraham Newman, associate professor in the SFS, on EU reactions to evidence of the NSA’s European spying program.
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    Source: Foreign Affairs

  • In Zimmerman trial, it's a jury of millions
    July 9, 2013
    "I think this is very important to black people because it brings to mind their worst fears that this could happen to their sons. You have a kid with everything going for him, doing no harm, and going about his business, and all of a sudden he is marked," Maurice Jackson, professor of history, on why the public has shown heightened interest in the Zimmerman trial.
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    Source: CNN

  • Why comprehensive immigration reform is good for all of us
    July 9, 2013
    “As the House joins the immigration debate this month, it is essential for its members and all Americans to remember that allowing immigrants to participate fully in our society and economy benefits everyone,” Adriana Kugler, professor of public policy, on how immigration reform will benefit the domestic economy.
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    Source: The Hill

  • How the rise of Fox News helped Republican candidates
    July 7, 2013
    “For Republicans and pure independents, Fox News access in 2000 reinforced GOP loyalties. Since 2000, the opportunity to get news from ideologically friendly sources has grown markedly, whether on television or online, whether for the right or the left,” Dan Hopkins, professor of government, writes in The Washington Post Wonkblog.
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    Source: The Washington Post

  • After Words: Michele Swers, “Women in the Club: Gender and Policy Making in the Senate”
    July 6, 2013
    “In terms of utilizing their gender, they do emphasize it if it helps them to achieve their political goals and they de-emphasize it when they’re concerned that it could hurt their political goals,” Michele Swers, associate professor of government, on the impact of gender differences in the US Senate.
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    Source: C-SPAN Book TV

  • Boss’s Remark, Employee’s Deed and Moral Quandary
    July 5, 2013
    “As human beings, we are predisposed to be obedient to authority, no matter how malevolent it may be,” Edward Soule, associate professor in the McDonough School of Business, on complaints filed by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission against MF Global.
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    Source: The New York Times

  • Some Democrats Worry Newcomers Will Crowd Job Market
    July 2, 2013
    "It's not that immigrants are taking jobs away from people who are here. What seems to be happening is that immigrants are taking jobs away that are otherwise being outsourced elsewhere,” Adriana Kugler, professor of public policy, on how the proposed change in immigration policy will affect domestic unemployment.
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    Source: The Wall Street Journal

  • Why China Is Purposely Pushing Its Banking System To The Edge Of A Crisis
    June 24, 2013
    “This is not a run on liquidity caused by a credit event. Instead, we believe it is a deliberate policy meant to de-risk the interbank system," Arthur Dong, MSB professor, on China’s rising interest rates.
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    Source: Business Insider

  • Should Immigrants Be Required to Learn English?
    June 21, 2013
    “I think one of the problems that we're facing right now is that we don't have enough classes available. We don't have enough teachers available. We're telling people that they have to learn English, but we really have to provide the mechanism by which they would learn English.” Barbara Mujica, professor of Spanish, on the English-language requirement provision on the proposed immigration legislation.
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  • SEC rethinks sweetheart settlements
    June 19, 2013
    “If they admit guilt, they open themselves wide open to a series of lawsuits from other people about whatever actions occur,” James Angel, associate professor of finance, on why the Securities and Exchange Commission chooses to settle many of the lawsuits it brings against companies, often without admission of guilt.
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    Source: Marketplace

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