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Ali on white nationalist violence and the Capitol siege

Feb 11, 2021
As the nation watched the prosecution in the impeachment trial of Donald Trump lay out a timeline for the causes and actual insurrection at the Capitol on January 6, Ford School Towsley Policymaker-in-Residence Javed Ali has been commenting on many...
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For Hanson, potential presidential self-pardon raises serious questions

Jan 14, 2021 Folha de S. Paulo
Hanson told Folha de S. Paulo, Brazil's largest newspaper, that any self-pardon would be controversial and probably end up in front of the Supreme Court. The court has a majority of conservative judges – three of whom are appointed by Trump. “From...
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Bednar says Trump punishment necessary to affirm the Constitution

Jan 10, 2021 The National Interest
Speaking to The National Interest, Bednar said, “Our laws and the Constitution itself depend on a belief that those who violate them will be punished. Many lawmakers have condemned the president’s role in inciting the attack on the Capitol. If they...
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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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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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Ali: Acting defense secretary Miller is not a political operative

Nov 9, 2020 Washington Post
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 9&10 News
“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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Levitsky comments on possible post-election turmoil

Nov 2, 2020 CNN Brasil
"[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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Trump's economic "lie" may have lost its punch - Wolfers

Oct 31, 2020 Huffington Post
“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 EnviroLink
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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Hanson weighs in on Michigan's importance in 2020 election

Oct 27, 2020 WNEM
“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...
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Rabe: Trump re-election would further marginalize EPA staff

Oct 21, 2020 Inside EPA
It would be an “opportunity [for the Trump administration] to consolidate and finalize” deregulatory rules and interpretations now pending at EPA or in the courts, said Barry Rabe during an Oct. 15 Brookings Institution webinar on the election’s...

Tompkins-Stange talks COVID-19 relief trade-offs

Apr 10, 2020
Ford School professor Megan Tompkins Stange is asking: What should the role be of philanthropy during the COVID-19 crisis? She studies the power and influence of philanthropy on public policy and politics. In a recent Vox article, “These are the...