3Qs: What’s next after State of the Union?

Facing a frac­tured Con­gress and the forth­coming midterm elec­tions, Pres­i­dent Obama declared he would act uni­lat­er­ally when necessary—the impli­ca­tions of which remain to be seen, according to polit­ical sci­ence pro­fessor Robert Gilbert.

Music, race, and the White House

Hip-​​hop in Amer­ican cul­ture and its con­nec­tions with Barack Obama’s pres­i­dency set the stage for a thought-​​provoking panel dis­cus­sion with experts in race, music, gender studies, pop cul­ture, and politics.

Election 2012: all-​​day analysis

A day after the nation went to the polls, we’re talking to North­eastern fac­ulty mem­bers about Pres­i­dent Barack Obama’s elec­toral win over Repub­lican Mitt Romney, despite an extremely close pop­ular vote count. Check in throughout the day to see what experts from across the uni­ver­sity are saying about what the results mean for the nation and the world.

3Qs: Who won the first debate?

Alan Schroeder, a pro­fessor in the School of Jour­nalism and one of the nation’s fore­most experts on pres­i­den­tial debates, offers an analysis of the first of three matchups between Pres­i­dent Barack Obama and chal­lenger Mitt Romney.