Politics & Polls #25: What Does the Declaration of Independence Really Tell Us Today?

Dec 27, 2016
Published by: Public Affairs
Should the government play a major or minor role in the lives of American citizens? This core question resurfaces during each election and continues to divide the political parties. It turns out that this argument is not new. In his newest book, Yale historian Steve Pincus challenges those who argue that the Declaration of Independence should be used for political guidance today, saying it’s in favor of limited government. Pincus shows that the...
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Politics & Polls #24: Draining the Swamp?

Dec 20, 2016
Published by: B. Rose Kelly
Polarization was a strong undercurrent to the 2016 presidential election, powerfully affecting the electorate and politics. Looking toward President-elect Donald Trump’s cabinet appointments, those same divisions remain clear. As Trump builds his team, the nation is beginning to see the outlines of a Trump administration - one that fits well with congressional Republicans.  */ In their first live recording of Politics & Polls, professors...

‘Community Swell’ Needed to Address Racial Justice and Policing in America

Dec 16, 2016
Published by: B. Rose Kelly
More than two years after the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, the fraught relationship between law enforcement and African Americans continues to spark controversy and calls for action. This tension — and how to address the divide between communities and the police — were examined at a policy forum held Friday, Dec. 9, at Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. The daylong forum, "From...

Politics & Polls #23: Democrats in Trump’s America

Dec 13, 2016
Published by: Public Affairs
Since Donald Trump’s election, there has been considerable debate about what the Democratic party should do next. While some Democrats argue for an openness to cooperation, others insist there isn’t room for compromise given Trump’s views on race and individual rights.   In this episode of Politics & Polls, professors Julian Zelizer and Sam Wang interview one of the most powerful voices in this debate: Jamelle Bouie.   In his writing, Bouie...

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