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Seeking a resilient democracy

Dec 12, 2023
Of all of the recent headlines about U.S. government dysfunction, election denialism, and voter dissatisfaction, one in particular worries Ford School political scientist Jenna Bednar. The New York Times reported in October 2022, “Voters See...
In the Media

Freedom Caucus tactics may backfire - Bednar

Jun 10, 2023 Newsweek
Jenna Bednar, Newsweek: Jenna Bednar, professor of political science and public policy at the University of Michigan, told Newsweek that although the headaches will likely continue while some members keep McCarthy "hostage," it may inadvertently...
News

Schwarz helps form new "Common Sense" political party

May 18, 2023
Ford School lecturer and former Congressman Joe Schwarz is among a handful of Republicans seeking to form a new, non-partisan, centrist political party, the Michigan Common Sense Party. Jeff Timmer, a former state Republican Party executive director...
In the Media

Election deniers show severity of political divide - Hanson

May 2, 2023 Associated Press
Jonathan Hanson, Associated Press: “There’s a bunch of true believers out there who have taken it upon themselves to tamper with counting machines,” said Jonathan Hanson, an elections expert at the Gerald R. Ford School of Policy at the University...

Whitmer and Wallace: Fireside chat

Mar 8, 2023 1:04:29

Listen to an hour-long fireside chat between Governor Gretchen Whitmer and CNN Anchor Chris Wallace will focus on politics, public service, and the media, with opening remarks by University of Michigan President Santa Ono. March, 2023.