America’s experienced a blitz of political twists and turns in the past few months, which may cloak some of the deep-rooted challenges still facing the nation. Still looming large in the background are issues related to the political process — like democracy, gerrymandering, voting laws and federalism.
In this episode, the focus turns toward the structure of politics with special guest Heather Gerken, one of the country’s leading experts on...
One of the ongoing challenges in American politics is appealing to younger demographics - not simply through elections and voter turn-out but engaging young people with the political process. Today’s young people - and even some adults – find politics difficult to digest and unappealing, presenting challenges in the ways that Americans learn, interpret and analyze politics.
Gabe Fleisher, a 15-year-old student in St. Louis, is looking to...
Race remains a potent political force in America, as evidenced by the 2016 presidential election. Despite the progress that’s been made, race continues to infiltrate many areas of public policy from health care to education to employment.
Princeton professor Eddie Glaude joins this episode of Politics & Polls to discuss current race relations in America.
This episode also aired on Princeton’s Facebook Live. Podcast here.
Boasting one of the most vibrant, active, and extensive LGBTQ student centers in the nation, Princeton University tops College Choice's list for best campus for LGBTQ students. At Princeton queer students will find education, social, and supportive programming that is designed by the LGBTQ community; a busy calendar full of queer lectures, discussions, film, and art; a huge LGBTQ library; and much more.
Princeton’s support of the LGBTQ community...
President Donald Trump’s attacks on the media persist while journalists continue to grapple with how to cover such a tumultuous presidency. Amidst the clamor, new voices in journalism have risen to the top, positioning themselves as political power players in a media-saturated world.
Among these voices is Lauren Duca, an award-winning journalist at Teen Vogue. In December 2016, Duca penned an essay, “Donald Trump is Gaslighting America,” which...
More than 100 insider sources helped journalists Jonathan Allen and Amie Parnes lift the veil on Hillary Clinton’s campaign and the many avoidable missteps that turned a winnable election into a stunning defeat.
Allen and Parnes’ new book, “Shattered: Inside Hillary Clinton’s Doomed Campaign,” digs deeper to illuminate a flawed campaign that resulted in a defeat that shocked the world.
In this episode, professor Julian Zelizer interviews...
Climate change expert Michael Oppenheimer and ecologist David Wilcove teamed up to explore a range of environmental concerns through a policy lens in the spring course “The Environment: Science and Policy.” Full story here.
Washington has been hit with a trifecta of catastrophic events in the past week.
First, President Donald Trump fired Federal Bureau of Investigation Director James Comey, justifying his decision by pointing toward Comey’s mishandling of the investigation of Hillary Clinton’s emails.
Just days later, news broke that Trump shared classified information about the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) with Russian diplomats in the Oval Office — a...
President Donald Trump pledged to bring jobs back to America during his campaign, appealing to a strong middle class base that’s been struggling with stagnant wages and few job opportunities.
Since the 1990s, death rates among this demographic — specifically middle-aged white Americans without college degrees — have been on the rise thanks to opioid addiction, alcohol abuse and suicide. This same pattern isn’t seen in other parts of the world,...
The first 100 days of Trump’s presidency have been a whirlwind of victories and setbacks, leaving Americans with mixed opinions about President Trump and how the next four years could unfold.
How has President Trump done in his first 100 days, and how does it compare to past presidents? Why is the first 100 days in office used as a barometer in the first place? Do these presidential beginnings predict the course of an entire term?