Politics

Andrew Gelman

With the presidential election just two weeks away, the latest polls suggest that Hillary Clinton will win, some saying her chances are better than 90 percent. But individual poll results vary widely and some still give Trump a chance of turning things around.

Election 2016
The 2016 presidential campaign is being fought amid one of the most contentious periods in recent American political history. It’s a time of deepening party polarization, rising concerns about systemic racism, an ongoing backlash against globalization and partisan efforts to impose voter ID laws.
Rodolfo de la Garza
Who will turn out to vote on November 8? Rodolfo de la Garza, Eaton Professor of Administrative Law and Municipal Science and Professor of International and Public Affairs, has insight into a key block of voters: Latinos.
Richard Briffault Law School

The last seven years have seen a slew of state laws enacted that require voters to have government-issued identification to combat in-person voter fraud.  That, in turn, has set up a series of challenges to those laws, many of which have been scaled back or overturned by federal courts.

Sharyn O'Halloran Economist

Sharyn O’Halloran, the George Blumenthal Professor of Political Economics and Professor of International and Public Affairs, has been focusing on the role of money in p

Gregory Wawro Political Science Professor

Gregory Wawro specializes in explaining the intricacies of politics and government. As a professor of political science, he studies Congress, campaign finance, political economy and judicial politics.

Michael Graetz Tax Expert
Politicians have been talking about the need for tax reform for decades and this year’s presidential campaign is no exception. Hillary Clinton and Donald J. Trump both say changes are needed, but it should come as no surprise that their proposals are very different.
Political Science Professor Donald Green

Photo by John Pinderhughes

In the last presidential election, 58.6 percent of eligible voters went to the polls. That’s lower than most developed countries, even after factoring out those, like Belgium and Turkey, where voting is compulsory.

One World Trade Center under construction, at 200 feet above street level (in addition to 60 feet below grade), March 2010. Courtesy of The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.

In "Power at Ground Zero: Politics, Money, and the Remaking of Lower Manhattan," Lynne Sagalyn recounts the efforts to symbolize American resilience, project American power and memorialize the human losses of that day.

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