“The Nixon case was, in the end, much more bipartisan, and Republican committee members, for the most part, accepted the legitimacy of the proceedings themselves,” said Senior Fellow in International Affairs Richard Arenberg.
“The Constitution points to a process which can consider a president's abuse of office more widely than measured against narrow statutes,” Senior Fellow in International and Public Affairs Richard Arenberg says about the impeachment process.
“I think it’s going to be harder for the hearings to shift public opinion than was true during the Nixon or even the Clinton period,” Senior Fellow in International and Public Affairs Richard Arenberg says.
Recounting the 90-minute talk put on by the Taubman Center for American Politics and Policy. Susan Rice detailed her upbringing and foreign policy work in the Clinton and Obama administrations - both of which were referenced in her new book, Tough Love: My Story of the Things Worth Fighting For.
Before the Syrian civil war began in 2011, Syria produced about 385,000 barrels of oil per day, says Professor of Political Science Jeff Colgan, which has implications about U.S. policy in the area now.
“This is the most important and sacred obligation of the Senate — to make the decision about whether or not a sitting president is guilty of high crimes and misdemeanors," says Professor of Political Science Corey Brettschneider.
Director of the Annenberg Institute Susanna Loeb discusses the nation's educational report card and is optimistic that "states that stayed the course with Common Core implementation and put some resources into building capacity in line with the standards will now realize some gains."
Visiting Scholar of the Annenberg Institute for School Reform Domingo Morel says state intervention will likely result in improved test scores in the short term, but those gains can quickly stagnate or even revert back if changes don’t stick.
As the University’s Department of Education creates new partnerships with Providence school, program leaders will decide which schools the MAT program will partner with, says Director of the Annenberg Institute Susanna Loeb.
Research by Anneberg Institute Visiting Scholar Domingo Morel shows that state takeovers of local schools serving high concentrations of black students can result in the troubling loss of black political representation.
In discussing the consequences of a looming government shutdown, Senior Fellow in International and Public Affairs Richard Arenberg contends, “One of the most telling poll questions has always been whether a political figure ‘cares about people like me'."
Visiting Professor of the Practice of Political Science Richard Arenberg discusses appropriation and authorization bills and their ability to reprogram funds between accounts in an agency and/or to transfer funds between agencies.
In an opinion piece, Senior Fellow in International and Public Affairs & Visiting Professor of the Practice of Political Science Richard Arenberg discusses the elimination of the filibuster in the Senate, and the various views on it.
Wendy Schiller, Chair of the Political Science department, comments on the 2020 Democratic presidential candidates' bill-drafting productivity, saying "Introducing bills is an especially attractive messaging tool for Democrats, who believe in the power of government programs and introduce more bills than Republicans."
Economist Emily Oster comments on the wave of new parenting tools, saying "Infants can be very overwhelming to be around, and these devices give you something to do...But it’s really for you. Not for your baby."
Research from John Friedman's Opportunity Atlas is cited. "Using data taken from the Opportunity Atlas—a collaboration between the U.S. Census Bureau, Harvard University, and Brown University that provides data on economic mobility throughout the country—one can see that the South has the lowest level of economic mobility for all demographics."
Emily Oster's research is cited as it concludes that there are a range of healthy parenting behaviors, and part of determining what is best for your child entails determining what is best for your family.
A new study co-authored by Assistant Professor Jayanti Owens finds that discipline in many classrooms is anything but fair, with punishments often unequal and cutting along racial lines. "It was extraordinarily disturbing and I really didn't want to believe it."
Political scientist Wendy Schiller comments on former special counsel Robert Mueller's testimony and possible impeachment. "Mueller’s lacklustre testimony likely gave Speaker Pelosi the ammunition to withstand calls for impeachment inquiries, or hearings, from the left flank of her party."
In an opinion piece for the Washington Post, Taubman Center affiliate and Professor of Political Science Corey Brettschneider argues that Congress should begin impeachment proceedings against the President in light of recent testimony before the House Judiciary Committee by former special counsel Robert S. Mueller III.
Senior Fellow Richard Arenberg comments on former special counsel Robert Mueller's upcoming Congressional testimony, saying "Overwhelmingly, most Americans have no idea how damning the report actually is. The constant refrain from the White House of ‘witch-hunt,’ ‘no collusion’ and ‘no obstruction,’ and the Trump assertion that the report exonerates him have left the truth obscured by a dense fog."
Associate Professor Jeff Colgan in The Washington Post, "...the recent tension around oil tankers is in part a product of more fundamental disputes about Iran’s nuclear program, funding of various violent insurgents, and ongoing rivalry with Saudi Arabia. In turn, Iran’s actions stem from what it sees as Trump administration belligerence."