Sixty million people are expected to tune in on Wednesday night to watch the first presidential debate of this election season. While the debates themselves may not determine the outcome […]
In the coming months we will be inundated with political messaging from a host of sources. This is always what happens in the period leading up to a political election […]
Michael Dukakis, a Distinguished Professor of Political Science, weighs in on the Democratic National Convention and previews the race to the White House between President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney.
Jane C. Edmonds, a senior fellow in the College of Professional Studies, says her experience attending the RNC last week underscored the promise of America and the importance of civil discourse.
Joseph Reagle, an assistant professor of communication studies, considers the effect of the collaborative online encyclopedia on political campaigns.
Here’s another Twitter-analysis post for all you network science junkies out there. And although I’m a bit late to the table (New Scientist reported on this a week ago) I couldn’t […]
Co-op Ben Adams and alumnus Will Ritter work on the advance team for Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign.
The death of Trayvon Martin, an unarmed, black teenager shot by self-appointed community watch captain George Zimmerman in Florida, has sparked a turbulent nationwide dialogue on race and so-called “stand your ground” laws, which authorize the use of lethal force in cases of self-defense. On Tuesday, law professor Deborah Ramirez spoke at a panel convened by Congressional Democrats to address the case.
Happy day-after-super-Tuesday, everybody. If you’re as political as I am, you may not have realized that yesterday was different than any other day, but apparently it was. Last night, we got […]
Having expressed an interest in running for elective office—perhaps as a Republican candidate in the 2013 New York City mayor’s race—actor Kelsey Grammer may be the latest celebrity hoping to cross over to the world of politics. We asked journalism professor Alan Schroeder to weigh in on the history of celebrities who run for office and analyze the advantages they have over traditional candidates.
Earlier this week, President Obama signed a bill passed by Congress that would raise the debt ceiling and avoid default. The combative negotiations that preceded the deal, however, highlighted the deep political divide in Washington. We asked Robert Gilbert, the Edward W. Brooke Professor in Northeastern’s Department of Political Science, to examine the political climate in light of this deal, and what it means for the 2012 elections.
Congress and President Obama have yet to reach an agreement to raise the nation’s debt ceiling, a necessity to ensure that the United States is able to meet its financial obligations. William Dickens, a Distinguished Professor of Economics and Social Policy at Northeastern, said that the U.S. economy could slide into depression if a deal is not agreed upon by the Aug. 2 deadline.