Category Archives: Primaries

Hans Noel and the Parties

In the Democratic primary, the party decided on Hillary Clinton. Among the Republicans, however, Donald Trump captured the nomination from a party splintered among factions. How did this come to be, and how will Trump change the Republican Party? For … Continue reading

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Tim Groeling and Media Coverage

Donald Trump seems to dominate media coverage of the 2016 election, ¬†does the media give him a disproportionate amount of attention? Did Bernie Sanders suffer from lack of media attention? How did the different networks cover the candidates? For the … Continue reading

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Brian Rosenwald and Conservative Media

With Stephen Bannon of Breitbart joining the Trump campaign, the links between conservative media and politics is strikingly evident. Where did the conservative media establishment emerge from? How important has the conservative media been for conservative politics and the Republican … Continue reading

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Heather Cox Richardson and the Republican Party

How did the “Party of Lincoln” morph into the party of Nixon’s Southern Strategy? How did the New Deal affect the Republican Party? Is Jeb Bush too moderate for the GOP? And how can we understand Donald Trump’s lead among … Continue reading

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Alan Schroeder and Presidential Debates

How did presidential debates grow into the institution we know today? How important are the debates? Are there too many primary debates? Should we worry about the debates being too focused on entertainment? What should we look for in the … Continue reading

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Hans Noel and the Invisible Primary

For Episode 3 of Campaign Context Professor Hans Noel (Georgetown University) joined me for a discussion on the invisible primary and the political ideologies of the parties. Noel is one of the authors of the influential The Party Decides: Presidential … Continue reading

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