Tagged: President Obama

Graham Wilson on President Obama’s deficit reduction plan

Graham Wilson, chair of the political science department and author of Only in America? American Politics in Comparative Perspective, offers the following comment on President Obama’s deficit reduction plan: “There is no evidence that the U.S. is an over-spender on domestic programs. Its crumbling infrastructure, high child (and indeed overall) poverty rates testify to that […]

President Obama’s deficit reduction plan

President Obama is set to announce his deficit reduction plan which will include $1.5 trillion in new taxes. The plan will also look at the so-called “Buffett Rule,” named after billionaire Warren Buffett, which would set a new tax rate for those making more than $1 million a year. The following Boston University experts are […]

President Obama’s jobs speech

The following Boston University experts are available to comment on President Obama’s jobs speech: Laurence Kotlikoff, professor of economics, an expert on macroeconomics and fiscal and monetary policy. He is the author of Jimmy Stewart Is Dead: Ending the World’s Ongoing Financial Plague With Limited Purpose Banking. He is also a regular contributor to Bloomberg […]

Weekly roundup of quotes by BU experts: July 31 – August 5

Below is a sampling of quotes by Boston University experts for July 31 – August 5: Egypt proving to be a leader in digitally preserving culture (Investor’s Business Daily): “Since the advent of the Internet, the Egyptian government has been doing an admirable job in preserving the ancient archaeological heritage.” Farouk El-Baz, Director, Center for […]

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 tjw64@comcast.net

Cornelius Hurley on the debt ceiling crisis

With the August 2 default deadline looming, President Obama and the GOP are still miles apart on an agreement in their debt ceiling crisis debate. Cornelius Hurley, a professor at Boston University’s School of Law and director of the school’s Center for Finance, Law & Policy, gave his view in a post earlier this week […]

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: 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 […]

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 […]