Trump Touts Eisenhower's Immigration Policy. Dr. Stella Rouse Discusses this Policy's Controversial History with NBC News.
NBC news reports that Eisenhower's immigrant deportation policy, at the time, was commonly referred to as "Operation Wetback". The story states that "the 1950s program has been widely criticized for human rights abuses, among them shaving the heads of Mexicans so the Border Patrol could recognize them if they were trying to come back through the border or Attorney General Herbert Brownell's comments to "shoot" Mexicans on site if they attempted to cross the border.
Paul Ryan to Continue the 'Hastert Rule'. Read Professor Frances Lee's Commentary in the New York Times Room for Debate Section.
Professor Frances Lee participated in this week's Room for Debate section of the New York Times.
The debate focused on the recent story that Representative Paul Ryan will continue to institute what's known as the "Hastert rule". The rule states that only bills with a majority of support by the Republican caucus will move forward in the House of Representatives.
Which Democratic Presidential Candidates do Maryland Voters Support? New poll by GVPT's CAPC and Washington PostHeading into the Democratic presidential debates, Maryland voters indicate low levels of support for former Gov.
In the 2012 elections a number of candidates that were in the race at this point dropped out before the first presidential primary. In a recent article in the Monkey Cage professor David Karol argues that the field of candidates will likely winnow down even further before the first vote is ever cast. And as the field of candidates drops, the poll numbers we lean on now may differ dramatically.
Read more at the Washington Post's Monkey Cage...
In a recent Washington Post piece in the Monkey Cage Professor Calvert Jones discusses whether studying abroad influences how students see the world.
Professor Jennifer Hadden's new book wins APSA best book award for 2015.
Dr. Hadden's book is published by Cambridge University Press and is available here.
The Department of Government and Politics is pleased to announce that the Alpha Zeta chapter of Pi Sigma Alpha, the National Political Science Honor Society, was selected as a recipient of a “Best Chapter Award” for the 2014-2015 academic year.
This award recognizes local chapters which are particularly active in their departments and exhibit high levels of energy and creativity in furthering the goals of the honor society.
Dr. Stella Rouse describes the diversity of Latino policy priorities in an article featured in the SSRN Society Section
A recent article by Dr. Stella Rouse explains that "U.S. Latinos care about many issues beyond immigration". Professor Rouse describes the challenge of defining Latino policy priorities and she presents evidence that illustrates the diversity of issues that are important to this rapidly growing portion of the American population.
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Professor Kathleen Cunningham has won the prize for her new book Inside the Politics of Self-Determination
The judges on the Conflict Resolution Society book prize panel praised Dr. Cunningham’s book for “tackling a very important topic, making a clear contribution to the literature on self-determination whilst offering significant short-term and long-term policy implications.”