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    Primary Primers: The meltdown of the 2020 Iowa Caucuses shows just how difficult election administration can be.

Primary Primers: The meltdown of the 2020 Iowa Caucuses shows just how difficult election administration can be.

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Last week, the 2020 Iowa Democratic Caucus suffered a ‘meltdown’ as difficulties with a new app for reporting the results led to long delays for the release of the contest’s results. Barbara Norrander looks at how caucuses are different to the primaries that make up most of the upcoming election calendar, why election rules matter, and why we shouldn’t […]

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    Minorities are better represented in appointed, not elected, state political leadership positions.

Minorities are better represented in appointed, not elected, state political leadership positions.

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Historically, minorities have been underrepresented in leadership positions in the US states. In new research Sarina Rhinehart and Matthew Geras look at the characteristics of 1,200 leaders in state executives. They find that racial and ethnic minorities are more likely to be appointed than elected into state executive leadership positions, and are more likely to be appointed by Democratic […]

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    Book Review: The Cosmopolitan Tradition: A Noble but Flawed Ideal by Martha C. Nussbaum

Book Review: The Cosmopolitan Tradition: A Noble but Flawed Ideal by Martha C. Nussbaum

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In The Cosmopolitan Tradition: A Noble but Flawed Ideal, renowned philosopher Martha C. Nussbaum offers a set of essays that take their cue from the Cynic and Stoic traditions to explore the tensions within the cosmopolitan ideal through the works of Cicero, Hugo Grotius and Adam Smith. Questioning the book’s positioning of the nation state as the practical and moral […]

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    Book Review: Shadows of Doubt: Stereotypes, Crime, and the Pursuit of Justice by Brendan O’Flaherty and Rajiv Sethi

Book Review: Shadows of Doubt: Stereotypes, Crime, and the Pursuit of Justice by Brendan O’Flaherty and Rajiv Sethi

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In Shadows of Doubt: Stereotypes, Crime, and the Pursuit of Justice, Brendan O’Flaherty and Rajiv Sethi explore the role that stereotypes play in interactions across all elements of the US criminal justice system. This is a gracefully written, analytically precise and hopeful book, writes Abu Turab Rizvi, that will be of particular use to students and scholars of critical race and […]

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    The number of older workers is increasing fast, yet they face growing age discrimination

The number of older workers is increasing fast, yet they face growing age discrimination

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Older women are more likely to be rejected for jobs than older men, and less likely to be called for another interview than women under 45, writes Allyson Zimmermann.

The days of collecting your carriage clock and waving goodbye to your workmates of 45 years are over, particularly as more people, whether through choice or necessity, are now working into […]

February 8th, 2020|Economy|0 Comments|
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    The New Hampshire Primary’s retail politics are changing as front-runner candidates spend less time in the Granite State.

The New Hampshire Primary’s retail politics are changing as front-runner candidates spend less time in the Granite State.

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As one of the earliest states to vote in a presidential nomination primary season, New Hampshire is known for the retail politics candidates must undertake in order to win support. But as upset wins have become less common, have presidential hopefuls been spending less time in the Granite State? Collecting 17 years of data from candidates’ events, Jennifer C. […]

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    Primary Primers: What went wrong in the Iowa Caucus, and what may happen next

Primary Primers: What went wrong in the Iowa Caucus, and what may happen next

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Instead of enabling a candidate to declare victory and gain momentum ahead of the presidential primary contests to follow, the 2020 Iowa Democratic Caucus was beset by technological problems that drastically delayed the announcement of the results. Andrew D. Green reports on the caucus experience from on the ground and discusses the implications for the Democratic candidates for the […]

Why the Trump Organization is a national security risk

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When he became President, Donald Trump broke with tradition by not divesting himself from his businesses and maintaining ownership of the Trump Organization. Jacob Parakilas writes that Trump’s continued involvement with the business that bears his name presents a distinct threat to national security. Any threat to the Organization, he argues, would throw US national security policymaking into disarray, […]

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    Primary Primers: Five takeaways from the Iowa Caucus debacle

Primary Primers: Five takeaways from the Iowa Caucus debacle

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The Iowa Caucus usually marks the beginning of a presidential election season, and often sets the tone for the rest of the race. This year, the Democratic Party’s Iowa Caucuses were marred by technical difficulties with a vote counting app which severely delayed the results. Peter Finn gives five key takeaways from the caucus chaos. 

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    Trump’s likely impeachment acquittal shows just how much the Constitution has decayed

Trump’s likely impeachment acquittal shows just how much the Constitution has decayed

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Last week the United States Senate voted not to hear from further witnesses in the impeachment trial of Donald Trump, very likely paving the way for the president to be acquitted on all the US House’s impeachment charges. Christopher J. Putney writes on what politicians and pundits have been getting wrong about impeachment. The impeachment and Senate trial are […]

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