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Graham Dodds and Executive Orders

During the early days of his presidency, Donald Trump has frequently taken to the Executive Order, why is unilateral presidential directives so contested? What is the history of the Executive Order, what are the risks of presidential directives, and how … Continue reading

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Benjamin Waterhouse and Business Interests

The 2016 presidential election became a fight over business interests, lobbying, deindustrialization, and decades old free trade agreements. How does Donald Trump, the Fifth Avenue populist, fit into a longer history of business interests in the United States, and how … Continue reading

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Margaret O’Mara and Pivotal Tuesdays

The 2016 election has often been described as historical, without defining what that means. Which modern presidential elections shaped the United States, and how does the 2016 election compare to them? And how can we understand the history of the … Continue reading

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Patrick Andelic and the Democratic Party

Following Hillary Clinton’s defeat, it is a time for soul-searching for the Democratic Party. The modern Democratic Party has always negotiated the relationship between liberalism, progressivism, and identity politics. How have these strands come together since the end of the … Continue reading

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Andra Gillespie and the New Black Politician

A new generation of Black politicians have come of age in the 21st century. With Barack Obama leaving the White House, Senators such as Cory Booker (D-NJ) and Tim Scott (R-SC) are among the most prominent representatives of the New … Continue reading

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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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