‘Horse-race’ coverage may hinder Senate candidates

News coverage focused on strategy over policy can hinder the success of candidates in US Senate races, research finds.

Noelle Toumey Reetz-Georgia State • futurity
Jan. 12, 2021 ~6 min

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Joe Biden says 'no time to waste' as climate team unveiled

The US president-elect says the team will lead his "ambitious plan" to combat climate change.

Dec. 20, 2020 ~3 min

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4 ways to close the COVID-19 racial health gap

In the U.S., people of color are more likely to die of COVID-19 than whites. The new administration can change this.

Dorothy Chin, Associate Research Psychologist, UCLA School of Medicine • conversation
Dec. 9, 2020 ~9 min

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Can the US revive the Iran nuclear deal?

With the incoming Biden administration aiming to rejoin the Iran nuclear deal, an expert explains why its beneficial for both the US and Iran.

Lawrence Goodman-Brandeis • futurity
Dec. 4, 2020 ~6 min

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Biden cabinet: Inner circle get key posts as John Kerry named climate envoy

The former secretary of state is among the names announced for key roles in the new US administration.

Nov. 23, 2020 ~7 min

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Taking the pulse of local politics

Asya Magazinnik finds disparate implementation of national policies in jurisdictions across the United States.

Leda Zimmerman | Department of Political Science • mit
Nov. 19, 2020 ~8 min

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When scientific journals take sides during an election, the public's trust in science takes a hit

When the scientific establishment gets involved in partisan politics, surveys suggest, there are unintended consequences – especially for conservatives.

Stylianos Syropoulos, PhD Student in Psychological and Brain Sciences, University of Massachusetts Amherst • conversation
Nov. 12, 2020 ~6 min

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On environmental protection, Biden's election will mean a 180-degree turn from Trump policies

The Trump administration has used executive orders, deregulation and delays to reduce environmental regulation. Biden administration officials will use many of the same tools to undo their work.

Janet McCabe, Professor of Practice of Law, Indiana University • conversation
Nov. 12, 2020 ~6 min

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From Space Force to Artemis: what Joe Biden presidency may mean in orbit and beyond

With a new president in the White House and NASA's chief administrator resigning we can expect changes to space policy.

Gareth Dorrian, Post Doctoral Research Fellow in Space Science, University of Birmingham • conversation
Nov. 11, 2020 ~8 min

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Biden's climate change plans can quickly raise the bar, but can they be transformative?

After four years of the US government undoing climate change policies and partnerships, a Biden administration has a chance to rebuild that leadership. But success will require more than quick wins.

Edward R Carr, Professor and Director, International Development, Community, and Environment, Clark University • conversation
Nov. 10, 2020 ~7 min

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