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April 17, 2015
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In conversation: Steven B. Smith on the importance of Abraham Lincoln — then and now

In commemoration of the death of President Abraham Lincoln on April 15, 1865, YaleNews spoke with Steven B. Smith, the Alfred Cowles Professor of Government and Philosophy and a scholar on the writings of Abraham Lincoln. Smith, who edited and … Continue reading

March 7, 2014
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Personal stories behind Exxon Valdez spill in book ‘Red light to Starboard’

Angela Day is a University of Washington doctoral student in political science and author of the new book “Red Light to Starboard: Recalling the Exxon Valdez Disaster.” She answered a few questions about the book for UW Today. Q: What’s … Continue reading

October 8, 2013
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Despite growth reports, Africa mired in poverty

Despite continued reports of economic growth in Africa, much of the continent remains wracked by poverty, with roughly one in five citizens saying they frequently lack food, clean water and medical care, according to the largest survey of African citizens. … Continue reading

March 16, 2013
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‘Costs of War’ Project: Iraq War: 190,000 lives, $2.2 trillion

More than 190,000 people have been killed in the 10 years since the war in Iraq began. The war will cost the U.S. $2.2 trillion, including substantial costs for veterans care through 2053, far exceeding the initial government estimate of … Continue reading

February 20, 2013
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In Conversation with: Paul Bracken, Expert on Nuclear ‘Power Politics’

North Korea, which just conducted its third nuclear test, is using its weapons program to deter the United States by holding its allies “hostage,” according to Paul Bracken, who teaches management and political science at Yale. Bracken is a member … Continue reading

December 18, 2012
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An Interview with Mr. Charles Smith: ‘School Violence and Free Access to Weapons’

Charles Smith is a native of Southeast Ohio and attended Ohio University where he earned a degree in education. After several years teaching high school social studies, he returned to Ohio University and completed his Masters Degree in Political Science, … Continue reading

December 15, 2012
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Congress Works Better Than Many Think, New Research Shows

The perception of Congress as a gridlocked institution where little happens is overblown, according to new research by scholars at the University of Colorado Boulder and the University of Washington. And the way much of Congress’ work gets done is … Continue reading

December 6, 2012
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‘Fiscal cliff’ challenge explored in ‘Congress and the Politics of Problem Solving’

John Wilkerson, University of Washington professor of political science, is the co-author with E. Scott Adler of the University of Colorado of a new book titled “Congress and the Politics of Problem Solving,” published in December by Cambridge University Press. … Continue reading