John Kincaid

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    In US COVID-19 responses, party polarization has trumped cooperative federalism

In US COVID-19 responses, party polarization has trumped cooperative federalism

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From the beginnings of the COVID-19 pandemic in early 2020, the administration of President Trump left much of the task of responding to COVID-19 to the states, largely eschewing cooperative measures between the federal and state and local governments. John Kincaid and J. Wesley Leckrone write that while some commentators have lamented that there was not a more centralized […]

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    The symbolic politics behind why sane people vote for (seemingly) insane things

The symbolic politics behind why sane people vote for (seemingly) insane things

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The 2016 election provided ample evidence that voters often support candidates who put forward policies which will be of little benefit or may even be detrimental to them. But why do voters support such policies? Using Texas as a case study, John Kincaid writes that the Republican Party was able to reframe debates over school finance reform by linking […]

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