3Qs: The strategy of selecting a vice presidential candidate

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.

How the Democratic Party’s email fiasco will affect the presidential race

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.

How the DNC has helped form a bond between two Northeastern professors

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.

The RNC: How we got here and where we are headed

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.

Making sense of today’s political conventions

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.

Life after Brexit

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.

Taking a closer look at the Senate filibuster

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.

3Qs: Justice Scalia’s legacy, and what his death means for politics and the law

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.”

3Qs: Do women have an obligation to vote for 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.

Sanders, Cruz victorious in campus primary

Ver­mont Sen. Bernie Sanders won a land­slide vic­tory in the first-​​ever news@Northeastern pres­i­den­tial pri­mary elec­tion, cap­turing 68 per­cent of the Demo­c­ratic vote. Texas Sen. Ted Cruz cap­tured 33 per­cent of the Repub­lican vote to earn a narrow win.

Decision 2016: Student journalists report from the field

As pres­i­den­tial can­di­dates from both par­ties criss­crossed Iowa last weekend, a dozen North­eastern stu­dents headed north to pre­view the New Hamp­shire pri­mary. They are mem­bers of jour­nalism pro­fessor Jonathan Kaufman’s class “Cov­ering Cam­paign 2016.” Here, we share their reports from the field.