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Hanson on the rising threat of political violence in the U.S.

Nov 22, 2023 Folha de Sao Paulo
Jonathan Hanson, Folha de Sao Paulo: "The norms of what's acceptable in terms of political speech are eroding a little bit," says political scientist Jonathan Hanson of the University of Michigan. "In the 1960s, political violence never reached the...
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Bednar on how Trump's abortion stance impacts his electoral chances

Nov 5, 2023 VG (Norway)
Jenna Bednar, VG (Norway): "As soon as a Republican politician takes a firm stance on abortion, he will probably upset one of these two important groups," Bednar explains to VG.  "The more ambiguous Trump can be, the better for his electoral...
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Hanson: Next House speaker will face same problems as McCarthy

Oct 20, 2023 The National Desk
Jonathan Hanson, The National Desk: “It doesn't really matter who it is. There's not a single person who can unify that caucus in a way that they have a solid grasp of control,” said Jonathan Hanson, a former congressional staffer and lecturer at...
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Wolfers on the significance of Claudia Goldin's Nobel Prize

Oct 10, 2023 Axios
Justin Wolfers, Axios: Women were "barely thought of, if at all," in economists' past labor market empirical analysis says Justin Wolfers, an economist at the University of Michigan. Plus, where it was standard for men to study men in the labor...
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Shaefer praises Minnesota child tax credit

Oct 9, 2023 Minneapolis Star Tribune
Luke Shaefer, Minneapolis Star Tribune: Minnesota's initiative appears to be one of the most ambitious child tax credits in the nation. It covers one of the broadest age ranges — through age 17 — and the $1,750 maximum credit may be one of the...
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Leiser on the far-right shift in the Ottawa County government

Oct 5, 2023 MLive
“It’s almost as if instead of leading with, ‘OK, what’s our job in this jurisdiction in this county? What services do we provide?’ – and then sort of taking the cues from citizens and policy from there – it’s like a flipped script,” said Stephanie...
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Kleinman on the hazards of facial recognition technology in schools

Oct 4, 2023 City & State
“One thing that’s different from a lot of these earlier kinds of surveillance technologies is the way that the data travels so far beyond the school where it’s coming from,” Kleinman said in an interview.  “The student data in these databases is...
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Erb-Downward: Evictions disproportionately impact young children

Oct 2, 2023 The New York Times
“​​It’s really a different section of the housing market that people are being pushed into,” said Jennifer Erb-Downward, who analyzes poverty and housing policy at the University of Michigan.  “We’ve trapped families into this,” Ms. Erb-Downward...
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Hanson on the power of union voters in swing states

Sep 26, 2023 ABC News
"I think Democrats should be concerned about what is their message that's going to appeal to these voters," Hanson told ABC News. "They didn't do so well in responding to Trump's use of campaigning against trade agreements in 2016. That seemed to...
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Dominguez: Yen appreciation not a threat to U.S. economy

Sep 21, 2023 Marketplace
Katherine Dominguez, Marketplace: If the yen jumps around too much, anyone that wants to trade with Japan might hold off. Supply chains could seize up. Kathryn Dominguez, a professor at the University of Michigan, said this is not the time for that...
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Bednar on the GOP presidential race

Sep 21, 2023 Orlando Sentinel
Jenna Bednar, Orlando Sentinel: "Abortion is a hot potato for Republicans. Governors like DeSantis are in a tough spot, pinned to a position that is a loser on the national...
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Ciorciari on differences in GOP Senators' support for Ukraine

Sep 14, 2023 The Kansas City Star
“What seems clear at this point is that these younger Republicans, whether it’s because they have a different worldview, and are more Jacksonian, or whether it’s because they are genuinely more focused on domestic considerations, or whether it’s...
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Shaefer on increase in poverty rate

Sep 13, 2023 Marketplace
Luke Shaefer, Marketplace: “We saw big increases in poverty across every sociodemographic group,” said Luke Shaefer, a professor of public policy at the University of Michigan. “The biggest was among children. We saw child poverty more than...
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ASEAN nations need support to counter China - Ciorciari

Sep 13, 2023 VOA
John Ciorciari, VOA: John Ciorciari, associate professor of public policy at the University of Michigan, said in an email to VOA Khmer that ASEAN remains an important forum for diplomacy, but “without consensus on some of the region’s most pressing...
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Rabe on the effects of the Inflation Reduction Act in West Virginia

Sep 11, 2023 Newsweek
Barry Rabe, Newsweek: "I think the inflation Reduction Act and the bipartisan infrastructure legislation are really set up to potentially provide substantial benefits for West Virginia, as it begins to accelerate this transition away from fossil...
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Kleinman on safe Ann Arbor streets

Sep 8, 2023 WEMU
Molly Kleinman, WEMU: Molly Kleinman is a member of the Ann Arbor Transportation Commission. "As it turns out, people want to live on streets that are safe and where they are not experiencing cars flying down them all day." Kleinman says by...