Richard A. Arenberg, visiting lecturer in political science breaks down the Senate rules that would allow the Senate to expel Roy Moore from the Senate if he is elected in December 12 special election in Alabama.
Corey Brettschneider, professor of political science, was quoted in a New York Times editorial that called to task President Donald Trump ignorance of the Constitution. “His idea of the presidency is, he was elected and he can do whatever he wants. Presidents usually regard the oath as a set of legally binding principles that they abide by.”
Eric Patashnik in Health Affairs, "Medical societies have a responsibility to educate doctors not only about the financial costs of unnecessary treatments but also about how their own practice styles can lower the quality of care patients receive."
Recent research on teacher performance evaluation systems by Taubman affiliate and assistant professor of education and economics Matthew A. Kraft is featured in Education Week’sTeacher Beat blog. The research finds that teachers with similar underlying scores can receive very different evaluation ratings across systems.
Economist Emily Oster comments on the rule to not drink while pregnant, saying "...doctors who have expressed the view that whatever the literature says, since we know that drinking a lot of alcohol is bad, we should tell people not to drink at all. They worry that people will overdo it."
Research by John Papay, assistant professor of education and economics, was mentioned in an article about the state of Tennessee's Instructional Partnership Initiative will pair together educators who have complementary strengths and weaknesses so that they can help one another improve their teaching.
A book review of "Unhealthy Politics: The Battle over Evidence-Based Medicine" that draws on public opinion surveys, physician surveys, case studies, and political science models to explain how political incentives, polarization, and the misuse of professional authority have undermined efforts to tackle the medical evidence problem and curb wasteful spending.
Public Policy Fellow Marc Dunkelman and sociology professor Michael Kennedy are mentioned in an article about a panel they participated in at the inaugural Greater Good Gathering, a conference "aimed to look 'deeply and cross-disciplinarily at how the means for addressing and promoting the Greater Good may be changing in today's world.'"
Mark Blyth, professor of international political economy, comments on the effictiveness of the low-wage economy in the UK. “There’s no way for labor to push up wages since no one goes on strike anymore and the unions are weak."
The Republican right is engaging in a big push to change the face of the federal judiciary. They are pressuring the Senate Republicans to accelerate the process of confirming nominees, hoping the Senate will rubber stamp the Trump appointees, according to Richard A. Arenberg
Henry County, which the Tribune has revisited periodically since the election to gauge Trump support, also illustrates the political division that exists in Illinois and across the country in this presidency. Large metropolitan areas went to Clinton and remain scornful of the president. Rural regions supported Trump and remain generally supportive, though fissures are appearing. A Brown University poll conducted in June also revealed such cracks.
Professor Marc Genest, Area Study Coordinator for the Insurgency and Terrorism electives program at the U.S. Naval War College, and Capitol Hill veteran and Lecturer of Political Science and International Affairs at Brown University Richard Arenberg joined Dan Yorke State of Mind to discuss the NFL national anthem controversy, the Graham- Cassidy health care bill, and ongoing tensions with North Korea.
U.S. constitutional law blogs report on a brief filed at the Supreme Court by leading constitutional law scholars, including Taubman affiliate Professor Corey Brettschneider, arguing that the travel ban is based on unconstitutional anti-Muslim animus.
As Texans worry about the potential health effects from the flooded plant that led to a massive fire, political scientist Jeff Colgan wrote in his most recent op-ed that this type of incident is called a 'knock-on' effect of climate change and that political fights are likely to ensue over whose responsible for other 'knock-on' effects as the climate continues to warm.
In an op-ed published Thursday, political scientist Rose McDermott reassured that the skills students learn in the social sciences and the humanities will be even more essential as we head into a technological world.
This piece cites an article by Marc J. Dunkelman, a fellow in international and public affairs, where he explained why New Jersey didn't become the "metropolis of the world” in the way that New York eventually did.
If you're looking to expand your linguistic horizons while simultaneously setting yourself up for professional success, there's one language that vastly outpaces the rest in terms of its utility according to Brown economist Emily Oster.
Mark Blyth in the Financial Times, "If US politicians really care about the future of their country they will invest more, not less, in the Chomsky trade. If they want to hand global technological leadership to China, they should keep going down the path they have chosen."
Children whose parents belong to the top 1 percent of the income ladder are 77 times more likely to attend an Ivy League university, according to a new paper published in the National Bureau for Economic Research. The paper is co-authored by John N. Friedman, an associate professor of international and public affairs, and economics.
Article by Rose McDermott, professor of international relations, who posits that the growing ability to choose our dating partners based partly on their political ideology, via dating websites and apps, may lead to an increasingly polarized body politic, with fewer chances for compromise.
Commentary by columnist E.J. Dionne Jr. on shifting relationships among Americans, particularly in neighborhoods, focuses on work by Marc Dunkelman, a Watson Institute fellow who wrote “The Vanishing Neighbor” in 2014.
Across cultures, women are bombarded with different messages about what's ok to eat during pregnancy. Emily Oster, professor of economics and author of "Expecting Better," said she didn't find any evidence that would suggest drinking alcohol would harm a fetus.
A new paper co-authored by Brown economist John Friedman examines the key findings of the Equality of Opportunity Project, which exploits a unique data set to assess the contributions that individual colleges make to intergenerational social mobility.
Wendy Schiller commented on Gov. Gina Raimondo's re-election chances after a tumultuous week that saw the governor featured in the New York Times, but also mentioned in poll tagging her as one of the "most unpopular governors" in the country.
Public Policy Fellow Marc Dunkleman in the Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture's Hedgehog Review, "The demands of democratic government—the fact that power flowed up from the grassroots—prompted similarly situated strangers to get to know one another in pursuit of the common good."
To understand how President Trump rose through the political ranks, one has to step back and see how globalization benefitted the wealthiest not only in the U.S. but throughout the world, Brown economist Mark Blyth discussed during CBS News' The Takeout.
Wendy Schiller, professor of political science, commented on the Democrats' strategy for turning congressional districts over to their candidates and surrogates. ". . .the big obstacle for them [Democrats] is that the bill’s provisions do not take effect until well after 2018, and not entirely until 2025."
The Supreme Court's June 26 unanimous opinion upholding aspects of President Donald Trump's travel ban shouldn't be a cause for celebration for the President, who immediately tweeted that he was "grateful" for the Supreme Court's decision. "He shouldn’t celebrate just yet: The decision is a loss, not a win, a distinction totally lost on our rapid-fire media," according to political science professor Corey Brettschneider.
Political scientist Wendy Schiller joined a discussion about President Trump's first 150 days in office and how recent controversies might be affecting his agenda and, more importantly, his ability to govern.
Rose McDermott, International Relations professor and author of Presidential Leadership, Illness and Decision Making, joined the Painopolis Podcast to discuss John F. Kennedy's debilitating pain and how he covered it up.
Public Policy Fellow Marc Dunkelman in The New York Times, "Intimate and arms-length relationships may be comfortable and easy to maintain, but we hurt ourselves by making strangers of the people who live nearby."