Tagged: Politics

Experts available on mid-term elections

The following Boston University professors are available to comment on the upcoming mid-term elections: Tom Whalen, Associate professor, Social Science; Expert on Modern American politics and culture; Regular contributor on PoliticoArena Contact 617-353-4785, tjw64@bu.edu     Graham Wilson, Department Chair Political Science; Expert on American politics; Regular contributor on PoliticoArena Contact 617-353-2540, gkwilson@bu.edu     […]

Law professor Jack Beermann on Elena Kagan’s Supreme Court nomination

Social Science Prof. Tom Whalen on the legacy of Sen. Kennedy

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Social Science Prof. Tom Whalen comments on Ted Kennedy

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Health-care reform an opportunity for insurers

School of Management Professor Stephen Davidson, author of the soon-to-be-published “In Urgent Need of Reform: Saving the U.S. Healthcare System”, says that rather than resisting it, insurers could make the drive toward health-care reform an opportunity by transforming themselves into real managed-care organizations.  “They can create or contract with group practices, invest in information technology, analyze […]

Secretary of State Clinton?

It appears President-elect Barack Obama would like Hillary Clinton to serve as his Secretary of State.  It’s a selection Andrew Bacevich, professor of international relations, offered commentary on in today’s AFP saying: “Here is somebody who is sufficiently confident in his own abilities that he doesn’t fear allowing into his cabinet an erstwhile rival.” An expert on U.S. foreign […]

Polls and John McCain’s attack ads

Tobe Berkovitz, Associate Dean of the College of Communication, comments on the polls showing John McCain’s attack ads backfiring. “You can cue up the Who’s classic ‘Won’t get fooled again,’ but the press shouldn’t buy in to polls that show voter backlash against negative ads. Time after time, voter focus groups demonstrate that negative/attack ads are […]