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.

Obama’s 2016 State of the Union address, visualized

Pres­i­dent Barack Obama on Tuesday deliv­ered the final State of the Union address of his two-​​term pres­i­dency. To pro­vide analysis of the president’s remarks, we turned to pro­fessor Nick Beauchamp, an expert on U.S. pol­i­tics and polit­ical method­ology who has devel­oped a new method to visu­alize the lan­guage and themes of polit­ical speeches.

The challenges and opportunities for women in politics

The three female polit­ical leaders who com­prised the panel for the fall semester’s first install­ment of the Women who Inspire Speaker Series, held Monday night in the Curry Stu­dent Center […]

Looking ahead: Social movements in 2015

Marches and demon­stra­tions aimed at shaping the con­ver­sa­tion around race and social inequal­i­ties cap­tured the nation’s atten­tion in 2014. Here, North­eastern assis­tant pro­fessor Sarah Jackson talks about what we’ve learned from recent activism and what we might expect in 2015.