Category: Politics

Campaign 2012: John Carroll on the Iowa straw poll

John Carroll, assistant professor of mass communication at Boston University’s College of Communication, shares his predictions on the Iowa straw poll. Contact John at 617-353-3493 or; Twitter: @johncarroll_bu Earlier posts: Tom Fiedler on the Iowa straw poll Tom Whalen on the Iowa straw poll

Campaign 2012: Tom Fiedler on the Iowa straw poll

This week, “Campaign 2012” looks at the Iowa straw poll, which will be held on Saturday, August 13. Tom Fiedler, Dean of Boston University’s College of Communication, talks about his predictions and analysis for the straw poll. Contact Tom at 617-353-3488,; Twitter: @BUCOMDEAN

Tom Whalen on the proposed debt ceiling deal

Tom Whalen, an associate professor of social sciences, is an expert on American politics. He is a regular contributor to PoliticoArena. He can be reached at 978-888-3131 or

BU experts comment on debt ceiling deal

Cornelius Hurley, professor of law at BU’s School of Law and director of BU’s Center for Finance, Law & Policy. Contact Hurley at 617-353-5427 or, Twitter: @ckhurley “The president’s tactical errors were obvious. First, he failed to embrace his own Deficit Commission’s report and thereby yielded the high ground to the GOP on the […]

Massachusetts prepares for Aug. 2 debt ceiling deadline

With the Aug. 2 deadline looming on the debt ceiling crisis, Massachusetts officials are drafting an emergency plan to ensure that the state will be able to pay their bills. The following Boston University experts are available to comment: Fred Bayles, Associate Professor of Journalism at BU’s College of Communication. An expert on Massachusetts politics, […]

Experts available to comment on debt ceiling debate

The following Boston University experts are available to offer commentary, insight, and analysis on the debt ceiling debate: Cornelius Hurley, a professor in the School of Law, is the Director of BU’s Center for Finance, Law & Policy and a former counsel to the Fed Board of Governors.  He is also a regular contributor to […]

IMF issues warning to US on debt crisis

The International Monetary Fund has issued a warning that the US take urgent action in raising the debt ceiling, adding that a credit downgrade could damage the global economy. Kevin Gallagher, an associate professor of international relations at Boston University, is an expert on global and economic policy. His article, “Why the US must raise […]

Pentagon set to repeal “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”

The Pentagon is set to repeal the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy. Boston University international relations professor Michael Corgan, a former U.S. Naval Academy graduate who also taught there, offers the following comment: “I think we should be prepared for a spate of inconsequential or even frivolous stories about what happens when the policy is […]

Campaign manager for Jon Huntsman resigns

The campaign manager for GOP presidential candidate Jon Huntsman has resigned. Communications director Matt David will become the new campaign manager. Boston University professor Tom Whalen, an expert in American politics, is available to comment on what this means for the Huntsman campaign. Contact Tom at 978-888-3131 or

Campaign 2012: Tom Fiedler & John Carroll on polls

In today’s installment of our “Campaign 2012” series,  Tom Fiedler, Dean of Boston University’s College of Communication, and John Carroll, an assistant professor of mass communication, share their views on whether the public should be paying attention to presidential polls. Contact Tom Fiedler at 617-353-3488,, Twitter: @BUCOMDEAN Contact John Carroll at 617-353-3493,, Twitter: […]