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Biden's age should preclude him from second term - Schwarz

May 23, 2023
Joe Schwarz, WLNS: “He’ll be 86 years old at the end of his second term, if it’s not a good idea, perhaps gracefully and graciously he’ll back off and allow the Democratic party to nominate somebody else,” Schwarz said. Schwarz reflected on his own...
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Ali: No authority to use military force to fight drug cartels

Mar 7, 2023 AFP
Javed Ali, AFP: "Unless this resolution or any similar one becomes law, there is currently no explicit legal authority that the president has that directly approves military operations against drug cartels in Mexico. (If there was an attack on US...
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Stevenson analyzes inflationary pressure

Feb 11, 2023 The New Yorker
Betsey Stevenson, The New Yorker: "People always hate inflation. Even when inflation was at historic lows, survey data showed that eighty-three percent of Americans thought inflation was a problem. The President has very few levers. And, in this...
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Stevenson discusses trade-offs of inflation

Feb 5, 2023 NPR
Betsey Stevenson, NPR: "The thing about inflation is it hurts us all a little 'cause it's terrible, right? You go to the store, and we're all talking about the price of eggs. We feel it. We feel rents going up and food prices going up, but, you...
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Ali discusses timeline of Biden documents investigation

Jan 20, 2023 The New Republic
Javed Ali, The New Republic: "I don’t think it’s going to wrap up in days, and probably not weeks; I think it’s going to take several months. These special counsel investigations usually take a while to unfold. I think, conservatively, we’re talking...
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Ali provides context surrounding Biden classified documents

Jan 10, 2023 ABC News
Javed Ali, ABC News: "It is surprising to hear there were classified documents found at the Penn Biden Center, but based on the details that have come out, it appears to be some somewhat of a different context than the much larger number of...
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Biden's visit to Cambodia requires delicate balance - Ciorciari

Oct 31, 2022
President Biden is set to be the first U.S. president to visit Cambodia in 10 years when he attends the ASEAN summit in November. John Ciorciari, associate dean, director of the International Policy Center and Weiser Diplomacy Center and professor...
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Reducing student loan debt is a significant step - Michelmore

Sep 12, 2022 Oakland Press
Over 1.3 million Michiganders hold around $50 billion in student loan debt, according to the latest data from the U.S. Department of Education. The Biden administration's plan to forgive $10,000 of loan debt, and up to $20,000 for those students who...
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Rabe analyzes historic climate bill

Sep 4, 2022
With a historic climate bill being passed by Congress in August, Ford School professor Barry Rabe provided multiple media outlets with his expertise to analyze the bill and its impacts. Here is a compilation of his recent appearances: How Ford,...
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Rabe: Landmark U.S. climate bill addresses methane

Aug 12, 2022
The U.S. House of Representatives is expected to pass the Inflation Reduction Act today, which includes nearly $400 billion for clean energy initiatives. The legislation was approved by the Senate last weekend and, if signed into law, would be the...
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Biden has limited options on climate action - Rabe

Jul 24, 2022 El Mercurio
President Joe Biden announced modest steps to combat climate change and promised more robust action to come, saying, “This is an emergency and I will look at it that way.” In El Mercurio (Chile), Ford School professor Barry Rabe outlined the...
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Rabe insights on climate change political challenges

Jul 20, 2022
The political climate for action on climate change has become more difficult in the past few weeks, in light of a Supreme Court decision limiting the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) ability to limit greenhouse gases and the failure of a...
State & Hill

Letter from Dean Barr

May 31, 2022
Dear Fordies, IPPSters, and friends, Wow! What a great five years it has been, in so many ways. I’ve loved being your dean. I’ve learned so much from you—our students, alumni, faculty, staff, and friends. At the same time, it’s been a hard...
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Wolfers and Stevenson comment on jobs and inflation

May 6, 2022
Inflation has been as high as 8.5% in recent months, and despite other positive economic factors, CNN reports that President Joe Biden may be “close to the point of no return with Americans on the economy.” Ford School economics professor Justin...
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Wolfers weighs in on Biden's approval ratings

Apr 16, 2022 Los Angeles Times
Despite low unemployment and rising wages, inflation is causing President Biden to struggle with low approval ratings. Justin Wolfers, professor of public policy and economics, discussed how he would frame the economy to raise approval...
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'Not a single indicator that a recession is coming' - Wolfers

Apr 13, 2022 Los Angeles Times
With inflation running high, yet unemployment low, President Biden's approval rating has sunk, signaling the economic anxiety of Americans. In light of this, Justin Wolfers, professor of public policy and economics, discussed the economy and...
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Rabe discusses current state of climate action

Apr 13, 2022
On the campaign trail, President Biden promised climate action. But, a few bumps in the road have delayed that action. Specifically, the Build Back Better bill, which includes provisions for action on climate policy, has been stalled. Barry Rabe, J....
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Stevenson and Wolfers discuss latest jobs report

Apr 4, 2022
The labor market is still booming, according to the latest jobs report. Justin Wolfers and Betsey Stevenson, both professors of public policy and economics, broke down what the jobs report means for Americans. "I do think it more likely that the...
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Basseches weighs in on solar industry's issue with Biden

Mar 31, 2022 Renewable Energy World
The U.S. Department of Commerce's investigation of a tariff petition has isolated the solar industry, pitting them against the Biden administration. Postdoctoral fellow Joshua Basseches broke down the situation. "Solar is no longer the experiment...
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Stevenson analyzes conflicting views of the economy

Mar 17, 2022 The New York Times
Republican governors across the country have been criticizing President Biden for his economic policies while touting their own. Betsey Stevenson, professor of public policy and economics, weighed in on the trend. “Basically it’s insane to say,...
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Ali breaks down crisis in Ukraine

Feb 21, 2022 Fox 2 Detroit
Tensions are heightening between Russia and Ukraine, prompting President Biden to meet with his National Security Council to discuss the conflict. "A full-up National Security Council meeting with the President of the United States, those don’t...
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Build Back Better will increase inflation - Leahy

Nov 28, 2021 PolitiFact
As a debate over the impact of President Joe Biden's Build Back Better bill continues, John Leahy, professor of public policy and economics, discussed the economics of the bill. "Inflation is the result of too much demand chasing too little...
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Vaccine mandate good for business, says Wolfers

Sep 17, 2021 NBC News
Some of America's top business executives met with President Biden on Wednesday to discuss the new vaccine and testing mandate for large businesses. Justin Wolfers, professor of public policy and economics, explained why executive support for the...