Category: Politics

Campaign 2012: Tobe Berkovitz on polls

In today’s installment of our “Campaign 2012″ series, Tobe Berkovitz, an associate professor of advertising at Boston University’s College of Communication, gives his analysis on whether or not people should be paying attention to polls at this time. Contact Tobe at 617-353-7742, tobetv@bu.edu, Twitter: @tobetv

Kevin Gallagher on the debt ceiling crisis

In an opinion piece for the British newspaper The Guardian published in May, Boston University international relations professor Kevin Gallagher wrote why it’s important that the U.S. raise the debt ceiling. “The US should raise the debt ceiling and increase government spending toward infrastructure and green technologies in order to expand the economy. Without growth, […]

Campaign 2012: Is it too early to start paying attention to polls?

With a new political poll coming out every day, we decided to ask some of our “Campaign 2012″ experts if people should pay attention to polls at this stage of the election cycle. Cornelius Hurley, director of the Center for Finance, Law & Policy at Boston University’s School of Law, gives his view in the […]

Campaign 2012: Key issue facing President Obama in 2012

In this installment of our “Campaign 2012″ series, our experts weigh in on the issue they feel is the one that could beat President Obama in 2012. The experts are: Tom Fiedler, Dean of Boston University’s College of Communication and an expert on American politics and political reporting. He is also the former executive editor […]

Campaign 2012: Tobe Berkovitz on key issues facing President Obama in 2012

Today, our series “Campaign 2012″ looks at which key issue could beat President Obama.¬† Tobe Berkovitz is an associate professor of Advertising in Boston University’s College of Communication. He is also an expert on media strategy and political advertising. He offers his analysis on the key issues facing President Obama. Contact Tobe Berkovitz at 617-353-7742, […]

Campaign 2012: Early thoughts on fundraising

In this installment of our series “Campaign 2012,” John Carroll talks about fundraising, calling it an “expectations game.” John is an assistant professor of mass communications in Boston University’s College of Communication. Contact John at 617-353-3493, carroll7@bu.edu, Twitter: @johncarroll_bu, Blog: Campaign Outsider

Campaign 2012: Use of social media

President Obama held the first Twitter Town Hall at the White House today. As part of our Campaign 2012 series, we asked John Carroll, an assistant professor of mass communication at Boston University’s¬†College of Communication, to give his analysis on the use of social media by the candidates in the 2012 campaign. Contact John at […]

Michele Bachmann announces candidacy for president

Minnesota congresswoman Michele Bachmann officially threw her hat in the ring today when she announced her candidacy for the Republican presidential nomination. The following Boston University experts are available for comment: Tom Whalen, an associate professor of Social Sciences; an expert on modern American politics and the American presidency; a regular contributor to PoliticoArena. He […]

Is Al Gore right to attack President Obama on climate change?

Tom Whalen is an associate professor in Social Sciences at Boston University and an expert on the American presidency. A regular contributor to PoliticoArena, he offers the following response to their question on whether Al Gore is right in attacking President Obama for failing to take “bold action” on climate change. Contact Tom Whalen at […]

Confirmation hearings begin for Gen. David Petraeus as next director of the CIA

Confirmation hearings begin today for General David Petraeus to replace Leon Panetta as the next director of the CIA. The following Boston University professors are available to offer expert commentary: Arthur Hulnick is a 35-year veteran of the intelligence profession, mostly with the CIA. He is the author of “Keeping Us Safe: Secret Intelligence” and […]