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Udow-Phillips outlines Biden's healthcare priorities

Nov 6, 2020
"Joe Biden was squarely in the camp of building on the Affordable Care Act," Udow-Phillips said. "His proposals for health care reform do speak to making health care more affordable, by building on the health insurance exchanges." Read the full...
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Hanson on potential recounts in AZ, GA

Nov 5, 2020
"In Arizona and Georgia, where the count has not yet ended, the distance between the two candidates may be even smaller, which makes a request for a recount also very likely there," said Jonathan Hanson. Read the full BBC Brasil...
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Trumpism may have endangered our democracy, Davenport reports

Nov 5, 2020
"Our recent research shows that no matter who wins, fundamental aspects of our democracy are under threat. Our survey reveals that something is fundamentally wrong as a large number of respondents perceive a need for minor or major changes in...
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Hanson comments on Michigan presidential race

Nov 5, 2020
"Trump was already facing a tough re-election battle in Michigan, which has been compounded by the mishandling of the Covid-19 pandemic," said Jonathan Hanson. You can read the article in The...
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Election will affect how climate change is addressed, says Rabe

Nov 5, 2020
Even in the late 2000s, much of the conversation about climate policy was "inside baseball," closed-door negotiation among industry, lawmakers and green groups, says Barry Rabe. "There's all kinds of jockeying right now, but it seems like more of a...
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Hanson comments on Michigan's long absentee ballot-counting process

Nov 5, 2020
“In other states, they can start processing absentee ballots long before the election,” said Jonathan Hanson.  “The coronavirus magnified the problem tremendously, but it would be mistaken to think we are never going to experience this again.” ...
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Rabe watching Pennsylvania legislature race

Nov 3, 2020
“If you could flip both the House and the Senate, it could be a big deal for Pennsylvania energy policy,” said Barry Rabe. “It could be one of the most major state shifts anywhere in the United States.” Read the E & E news...
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Levitsky comments on possible post-election turmoil

Nov 2, 2020
"[Trump] will not accept his loss very gracefully. So if that happens, it depends on how far he is prepared to go, which could perhaps lead to violence. The best thing that could happen would be a complete landslide which he couldn't argue...
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Rabe comments on potential green economic stimulus package

Nov 2, 2020
“When reasonable people sit down to decide what is in a green-stimulus spending bill, a one-time shot, that opens the sluice gates to every possible way you might define green energy or transition energy beyond production tax credits for wind or...
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Ali: Boogaloo movement is a serious threat

Nov 2, 2020
"There's no leader, no defined cells or organizational structure but I think this is a serious threat. The challenge is identifying those on that path to violence rather than those just exercising their first and second amendment rights. It's when...
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Goldenberg on the surge of young voters

Nov 2, 2020
In addition to Michigan's Proposal 3, which makes voting more accessible, college civic engagement has seen a robust increase in the last four years, with young people energized about issues “that look to the future of the country like the...
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Young comments on racism pushing Black anxiety

Nov 1, 2020
Black professionals wonder “how we got to this moment of national leadership after the civil rights movement,” Young said. “There is just extreme anxiety and frustration that people would not have imagined that the kinds of issues surfacing now...
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Wolfers says economic issues dominate last days of the election

Oct 31, 2020
"The U.S. GDP rebound leaves the economy in a hole as deep as the darkest days of the Great Recession that occurred after the financial crisis. Trump has been a disappointment in many ways for people in the Rust Belt. And a challenge for a Biden...
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Trump's economic "lie" may have lost its punch - Wolfers

Oct 31, 2020
“Reality has caught up with him. He had a huge lead in terms of people’s confidence in him as an economic manager, and he blew it,” says Justin Wolfers.  “One issue is that people don’t trust what he says anymore. Another is, well, look around —...
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Rabe runs election scenarios and impact on climate action

Oct 30, 2020
If Trump wins: “In a second Trump administration, we are likely to see executive action that is even bolder, even more aggressive, and probably doing everything imaginable to pump up oil and gas production as a strategy for economic recovery,” said...
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Ivacko comments on Michigan's tight Senate race in the WSJ

Oct 30, 2020
“Going into this election season, he was not particularly well-known,” said Tom Ivacko, referring to Mr. Peters. At the same time, Mr. Ivacko said Mr. James’s 2018 challenge helped him build “some name recognition fairly recently,” he said. He lost...
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Wolfers cited as top 10 influencer for Biden economic policy

Oct 29, 2020
In an article in Bloomberg,  Ford School professor Justin Wolfers was cited as one of the 10 most influential economists that could be advising a new Biden administration. In the list compiled by Baron Public Affairs, he is one of three "economic...