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.
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.
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.
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.
“Any attempt to link Syrian refugees to the threat of terrorism is xenophobic scaremongering, pure and simple,” says Rachel Rosenbloom, an immi¬gra¬tion policy expert and asso¬ciate pro¬fessor of law at Northeastern.
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 […]
Amílcar Barreto—an expert in Puerto Rican politics and an associate professor in the College of Social Sciences and Humanities—weighs in on the cash-poor island’s debt crisis and its impact on the 2016 presidential election.
Findings reported in a new paper co-authored by Northeastern Distinguished Professor David Lazer challenge conventional wisdom that politics is all about targeting your base and tiptoeing around the opposition.
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.