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    The Ballpark Podcast Extra Innings: “Donald Trump and the Roots of Republican Extremism in the US”, an event with Professor Theda Skocpol

The Ballpark Podcast Extra Innings: “Donald Trump and the Roots of Republican Extremism in the US”, an event with Professor Theda Skocpol

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On 14 October 2019, the US Centre hosted Professor Theda Skocpol for the event “Donald Trump and the Roots of Republican Extremism in the US.” At the event, Professor Skocpol discussed her recent research explaining how sets of organizations expressing two separate currents of right-wing extremism – billionaire ultra-free-market fundamentalism and popularly rooted ethno-nationalist resentment – have worked in […]

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    The Ballpark Podcast Extra Innings: The Theft of a Decade: How the Baby Boomers Stole the Millennials’ Economic Future – an interview with Joseph Sternberg

The Ballpark Podcast Extra Innings: The Theft of a Decade: How the Baby Boomers Stole the Millennials’ Economic Future – an interview with Joseph Sternberg

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In this Extra Inning from the LSE US Centre, Ballpark host Chris Gilson talks with The Wall Street Journal’s Joseph Sternberg about his new book, The Theft of a Decade: How the Baby Boomers Stole the Millennials’ Economic Future. In the interview, Joseph Sternberg outlines the effects of the Great Recession on Millennials and talks about Millennials’ economic and […]

Slow economic growth is a sign of success

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Growth is slower because we have achieved lower fertility and shifted spending away from goods and towards services, writes Dietrich Vollrath.

We’re accustomed to looking at the growth rate of GDP to evaluate the health of our economy. Which is why the recent slowdown in growth appears so troubling. In the US, GDP growth for 2019 was 2.3%, meaning it […]

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    The Ballpark Podcast Extra Innings: “How Millennial Economics Will Shake Up US Politics” – an event with Joseph Sternberg

The Ballpark Podcast Extra Innings: “How Millennial Economics Will Shake Up US Politics” – an event with Joseph Sternberg

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On the 9th of October 2019, the US Centre hosted Joseph Sternberg of The Wall Street Journal at the US Centre’s public event, “How Millennial Economics Will Shake Up US Politics”. At the event, he presented an overview of Millennial economics in America and outlined how the Great Recession affected Millennials in particular. He also discussed the continuing effects […]

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    The Las Vegas Democratic debate: Warren wins as Bloomberg is cut down to size

The Las Vegas Democratic debate: Warren wins as Bloomberg is cut down to size

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Last night the Democratic presidential candidates gathered in Las Vegas to debate ahead of the Nevada caucuses later this week. LSE US Centre Director Professor Peter Trubowitz writes that Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren was the biggest winner from the debate after her pointed attacks on former New York Mayor, Mike Bloomberg. At this stage, the Democratic field remains muddled, […]

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    Primary Primers: After contests in the mostly white states of Iowa and New Hampshire, Democratic candidates now face real tests in Nevada and South Carolina.

Primary Primers: After contests in the mostly white states of Iowa and New Hampshire, Democratic candidates now face real tests in Nevada and South Carolina.

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Since the 1970s, the Iowa caucus and the New Hampshire primary have been first in the nation to select their presidential nominees. Laura Smith explains how this continuing tradition, fiercely defended by both states, is increasingly controversial because Iowa and New Hampshire are two of the whitest and least diverse US states. She argues the impact of their respective […]

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    Primary Primers: The organizers of the Nevada caucuses look to avoid an Iowa repeat in a more diverse, battleground state.

Primary Primers: The organizers of the Nevada caucuses look to avoid an Iowa repeat in a more diverse, battleground state.

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Following several days of early voting, on Saturday February 22nd, Democratic Party members will caucus in Nevada to choose their preferred presidential nominee. Ahead of the caucuses, Eldrid Herrington writes that while the Republican Party has cancelled their version, the state’s Democratic Party has moved to avoid an Iowa-like debacle by bringing in a hybrid voting system and avoiding […]

Long Read: A Post-Impeachment Roadmap for Congress

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Impeachment may be over, but President Trump is continuing his assault on the Constitution. The House can check him. Jeffrey K. Tulis gives an overview as to how, starting with an anti-corruption effort led by the Democratic Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi. 

As the primary election season heats up, there is an understandable desire among office holders, candidates, and […]

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    Why more diverse courts may be better for civil liberties in times of war

Why more diverse courts may be better for civil liberties in times of war

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In times of war, courts tend to conform to the government’s agenda. But in new research, Rebecca Reid, Susanne Schorpp, and Susan Johnson find that this pattern is less pronounced for diverse panels of judges. Using data on men and women judges’ decision-making on US appellate courts in search and seizure cases during the War on Terror, they determine […]

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