Tag Archives: Clinton

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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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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Meg Jacobs and Energy Crises

How did the U.S. meet the energy crises of the 1970s? How did the crises impact energy policy? How did U.S. energy policy result in the Gulf War and what role does fracking play in current energy policy? For the … Continue reading

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Michael Kazin and the Democratic Party

How did the collapse of the New Deal coalition make way for the modern Democratic Party? What role has socialists played in America and in the development of the Democratic agenda? How does the 1960s continue to define the Democratic … Continue reading

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Shana Gadarian and Anxious Politics

How does the rising fear of terrorism influence the presidential race? What effects does the candidates’ heated rhetoric have on the voters? What role do the media play in anxious politics? For the ninth episode of Campaign Context, Professor Shana Gadarian (Syracuse … Continue reading

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Andrew Hartman and the Culture Wars

How did a black man without electoral experience become a leading Republican candidate? How did a woman become the frontrunner in a presidential election? How did the Republican Party emerge as anti-intellectual? How did the U.S. become so polarized over social … Continue reading

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