American politics feels broken because existing voting blocs are regrouping and reconsidering which issues motivate them and which political party they support. Ongoing economic and demographic structural changes have led to control of the legislative and executive branches shifting back and forth. While this is not the first time in the history this has occurred, political parties will need to figure out a winning combination of policies that can consistently win them elections in order to stabilize American politics.
Once again, we're debating the purpose of corporations. On one side, progressives such as Sen. Elizabeth Warren argue that companies - given broad rights in court decisions such as Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission - must also accept broad social responsibilities such as paying attractive wages and protecting the environment.
In this edition of Eureka, we look at the future of California infrastructure from three perspectives: what do with funds earmarked for high-speed rail; how to develop more sensible, integrated surface-transportation systems; and how one state lawmaker has proposed improvements to the dreaded drive up and down California’s Interstate 5, from the “Grapevine” to Sacramento.
Former National Security Advisor and Hoover Institution senior fellow H. R. McMaster discussed the recent history of American foreign policy and his own beliefs on the trajectory of American national security on Monday night as a guest speaker for the course POLISCI 221SI: “Issues in American Politics and Public Policy.”
Dictators fear being ridiculed with humor. Jokes about Stalin were punished by prison or death. In China, a TV anchor was threatened for jokes mocking Mao Zedong. In Venezuela, the Maduro government counts anti-Chavismo satire as punishable by censorship, cancellation or even jail.
Cryptocurrency is fast becoming the industry its founders always envisioned it could be – a way to speed international payments, a vehicle for everyday transactions, and a transformative means of funding and fueling new businesses and innovative ideas.
President Trump is heaping nonstop pressure on the Federal Reserve to lower interest rates and provide further support to speed up growth, even though the economy is expanding at a healthy pace and economists widely agree that this is not the time to be taking such actions.
As the U.S. Department of Defense increasingly worries about damage that could result from a massive cyberattack, national security leaders are debating the best strategy to prevent such incursions. Should they adopt a philosophy that aims to stop an attack of any kind or should they try to dissuade enemies from specifically pursuing a cyberattack?
Senior Research Strategist at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University, Charles Blahous, told the House Rules Committee on Tuesday that “doubling all currently projected federal individual and corporate income tax would be insufficient to finance” Medicare for All.
Echoing former President Barack Obama’s infamous claim about Obamacare, Rep. Jim McGovern (D-MA) claimed Tuesday that Americans will not lose their health care, doctors, or hospitals under Medicare for All.
The American Economic Association (AEA) announces recipients of the John Bates Clark Medal, Distinguished Fellows, Foreign Honorary Members, and the "Best Paper Awards" of the American Economic Journals. These outstanding achievements will be honored at the AEA Annual Meeting, January 3-5, 2020, in San Diego, California.
For the past half century, education reformers have worked hard to close achievement gaps. But as recent research by Eric Hanushek, Paul Peterson, Laura Talpey and Ludger Woessmann confirms, so far, the gaps just won’t budge.
Texas A&M University-Texarkana and the Program for Learning and Community Engagement will host novelist D. Elizabeth Cobbs for a lecture titled "Fighting on Two Fronts: World War One, The Vote, & America's First Women Soldiers."