On Nov. 8, a group of data scientists and journalists will buck a decades-old tradition by releasing real-time Election Day projections. Renowned statistician Nate Silver says it “could go disastrously wrong,” while others say the old way was “ill conceived and anti-journalistic.” We asked Jonathan Kaufman, the director of the School of Journalism at Northeastern, for his take.
The state of Brazil in 2009, when Rio de Janeiro was awarded the Summer Olympics, stands in stark contrast to the state of the nation today. As the world turns its focus to Rio for tonight’s Opening Ceremonies, associate professor Thomas Vicino explains Brazil’s change of fortune.
After weeks of intense public speculation, Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton introduced their vice presidential candidates. That got us wondering how presidential hopefuls select their running mates and whether those selections typically impact elections. Here, Bill Crotty, professor emeritus and an expert on presidential politics, examines those questions.
The release of nearly 20,000 Democratic National Committee emails by Wikileaks on Friday created havoc within the party and forced the resignation of DNC head Debbie Wasserman Schultz. Rumors of Russia’s alleged involvement in the data breech added further intrigue to the story. We asked three Northeastern experts to weigh in on how the data dump will impact the election, the voting process, and the cybersecurity of political parties.
The 2016 Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia this week marks the fifth consecutive convention that professors Michael Dukakis and Dan Urman have attended together. Here’s how it began, with the moments they’ve shared along the way.
In this guest post, Nathan Kotler, S’19, a member of the Northeastern University College Republicans, examines the unique set of circumstances that have led to rise of Donald Trump as the Republican presidential nominee.
More than 10,000 people are expected to protest outside the Republic National Convention in Cleveland this week. Tensions are running high, particularly because of the recent spate of terrorist attacks […]
With the Republican National Convention set to begin on Monday in Cleveland, Ohio, we spoke with Northeastern professor William Crotty about what actually happens at political conventions and the evolving role these conventions have played in presidential elections.
Britain voted to leave the European Union on Thursday, prompting Prime Minister David Cameron to announce his intent to resign and sending global markets into a tailspin. Here, Mai’a K. Davis Cross, assistant professor of political science and international affairs, explains what the British exit might mean for the EU and the U.K. going forward.
On Wednesday, Connecticut Sen. Chris Murphy launched a nearly 15-hour filibuster, pressing the Senate to call a vote on existing gun-reform legislation. Here, Nick Beauchamp, assistant professor of political science, talks about the filibuster and what, if anything, it might accomplish.
Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia’s death touched off a political debate that could define President Obama’s final year in office and bring drama to an already contentious presidential primary. Professor Michael Meltsner, a constitutional law expert, called Scalia’s death “a great blow to Republicans” and “a gift to Hillary Clinton.”
Feminist icons Gloria Steinem and Madeleine Albright are facing a wave of backlash for comments suggesting that women who support Bernie Sanders instead of Hillary Clinton need to smarten up. We asked Suzanna Walters, director of Northeastern’s Women’s Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program, to weigh in on the controversial remarks.