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Wolfers: Postpone Thanksgiving to save lives

Nov 19, 2020
"Let’s postpone Thanksgiving until May 27. By then Americans should have a lot more to be thankful for, including the likely availability of at least two highly effective vaccines, perhaps the freedom to get together with friends and possibly the...
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Questioning election validity makes the U.S. vulnerable, says Ali

Nov 17, 2020
"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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Rabe: Substantive environmental changes will take years to implement

Nov 17, 2020
“You read descriptions of the process and it sounds like flipping a switch [between presidential administrations],” said Rabe. “But the quick things tend to be somewhat superficial. The deeper and more significant the action, the more likely you are...
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Schwarz: The Republican Party due for a correction

Nov 12, 2020
“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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Another stimulus will be needed, says Shaefer

Nov 9, 2020
The initial stimulus plan was “the best thing we’ve ever done for low-income families during an economic crisis and it’s not even close,” said Shaefer. “It’s quite clear we’re going to need another economic stimulus to help families at this time” to...
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Rabe: Fragile coalition of support exists for climate action

Nov 9, 2020
“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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Ali: Acting defense secretary Miller is not a political operative

Nov 9, 2020
Javed Ali, who preceded Miller as senior director for counterterrorism at the National Security Council, said that Miller is “not a political operative.”  “He’s got years of experience in the military and then the national security policy arena...
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Contesting 2020 Election, recounts won't change the result, says Ali

Nov 8, 2020
“President Trump again is just trying to cast doubt on the veracity of these results and leaving it open perhaps in his mind that somehow that there’s an ability to contest these results, ” said Ali. “Even if these results swing the other direction...
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Hanson expects Biden to restore normalcy to the White House

Nov 7, 2020
“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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Stange: Taking a COVID gap year? Have a plan to re-enroll in school

Nov 7, 2020
Kevin Stange said students who have decided to take time off should create a “plan” to re-enroll in school, as a way to hold themselves accountable. “Most people are not the next Bill Gates and will be much better off having gone to college,” he...
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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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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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Michigan Votes - Ford School faculty experts available

Oct 29, 2020
Contact: Daniel Rivkin, rivkind@umich.edu, +1-917-817-6323 Michigan Votes! ANN ARBOR — Experts at the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy at the University of Michigan are available to discuss the election process and results in Michigan...
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Hanson weighs in on Michigan's importance in 2020 election

Oct 27, 2020
“Michigan is clearly one of the battleground states,” said Hanson. “The vote totals we see Tuesday night are not going to be indicative of the overall totals," he said. "Probably, they’ll lead more toward Trump on Tuesday because more Republicans...