3Qs: Economy favors Romney in GOP race

Repub­lican hope­fuls faced off at Monday’s GOP pres­i­den­tial debate in New Hamp­shire, after which most pun­dits voted front-​​runner Mitt Romney best in show. William Crotty, the Thomas P O’Neill pro­fessor of polit­ical sci­ence at North­eastern and expert in pres­i­den­tial elec­tions, explains Repub­li­cans‘ pri­mary cam­paign issues, the tac­tics used by pres­i­den­tial can­di­dates to stand out in a debate and why Romney is leading the GOP field, for now.

3Qs: For Middle East peace, more heat than light

The prospects for peace between Israel and Pales­tine, and U.S. policy on the com­pli­cated issue, cap­tured the world’s atten­tion ear­lier this month, as Pres­i­dent Obama deliv­ered a major speech on the Middle East, fol­lowed by a day­long meeting between the pres­i­dent and Israeli Prime Min­ister Ben­jamin Netanyahu and Netanyahu’s sub­se­quent address to Con­gress. Kim­berly Jones, a fac­ulty asso­ciate in Northeastern’s Middle East Center for Peace, Cul­ture and Devel­op­ment, assesses the impact of these developments.

3Qs: Delivering on the big story

On Sunday night, the world was cap­ti­vated by news cov­erage of Pres­i­dent Obama’s stun­ning announce­ment that Osama bin Laden, mas­ter­mind of the Sept. 11 attacks, had been killed by U.S. spe­cial forces after 10 years of pur­suit. Steven Bur­gard, director of North­eastern University’s School of Jour­nalism, ana­lyzes what direc­tions media ques­tions and reports may lead from here, and the chal­lenges jour­nal­ists face in ensuring speedy but accu­rate reporting in the dig­ital age.