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Ali on combating online extremism

Jan 27, 2021 The Cipher Brief
In the aftermath of the violent attack on the Capitol on January 6th, Ford School Towsley Policymaker in Residence Javed Ali suggests a number of policy changes related to tracking violent extremist content online, including, "greater emphasis on...
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Parthasarathy comments on the increasing politicization of science

Jan 25, 2021 Chemical & Engineering News
Noting fierce partisan debates over the science behind COVID-19, Shobita Parthasarathy comments that "These are really values debates masquerading as scientific debates. And putting them into the language of science is bad for science, but it is...
News

Hanson gives historical perspective to violence in Washington

Jan 8, 2021
The seeds of the violence that took place in Washington, DC, on January 6, can be traced back to President Trump’s rhetoric in his 2016 campaign, his statements during the re-election campaign over the summer, and even to the Michigan statehouse...
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Ivacko on voter education and voter ID laws

Jan 7, 2021 Bridge Detroit
"There are a lot of complicated laws governing elections and they can be confusing both to voters and to poll workers," according to Tom Ivacko. “Some of the recent changes have added to the complexity and the need for voters to really do their...
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Ivacko makes 2021 political predictions for Michigan

Jan 5, 2021 Hour Detroit
Ivacko joins other political experts to answer eight burning questions in Michigan politics. Will Mike Duggan be reelected?  What will become of twice-failed candidate John James? Who will benefit from congressional redistricting? And more. On...
State & Hill

The Ford School votes-and supports our electoral process

Dec 9, 2020
By Daniel Rivkin The frenzied political campaigns of 2020 are over, and President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris will take office on January 20. With about 153 million votes estimated to have been cast, voter participation...
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Questioning election validity makes the U.S. vulnerable, says Ali

Nov 17, 2020 CNN
"It's one thing to try to prevent foreign adversaries from engaging in disinformation and misinformation campaigns to influence the elections," Ali said. "When you have the President and his advisers pushing those messages literally from inside the...
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Schwarz: The Republican Party due for a correction

Nov 12, 2020 Michigan Radio
“The Republican Party, in many ways, if you’re truly party faithful, has become cultish, and the demand is for allegiance and loyalty to the party ahead of allegiance and loyalty to the country. I don’t buy that. Nobody should, and that’s got to...
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Rabe: Fragile coalition of support exists for climate action

Nov 9, 2020 Vox
“I think Biden can assume that he would have some industry support to work with. This would require really careful political work to hold that supportive coalition together,” Rabe said. Read the full Vox article about Joe Biden's plans to fight...
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Hanson expects Biden to restore normalcy to the White House

Nov 7, 2020 Métro World News
“This election was a crucial crossroads for American political institutions. Trump has led America to a dangerous place. Biden’s election is a step back from the brink, but also the start of hard work to restore the fractured fabric of American...
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Udow-Phillips outlines Biden's healthcare priorities

Nov 6, 2020 U.S. News & World Report
"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 BBC Brasil
"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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Hanson comments on Michigan presidential race

Nov 5, 2020 The Wire
"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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Trumpism may have endangered our democracy, Davenport reports

Nov 5, 2020 Newark Star Ledger
"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's long absentee ballot-counting process

Nov 5, 2020 WXYZ-TV Detroit
“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.” ...