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Travel Ban Brief: Remember So as Not to Repeat

  Written by Kathleen Flake, Richard Lyman Bushman Professor of Mormon Studies in the Department of Religious Studies, College and Graduate School of Arts & Sciences     Recently, when various anti-immigrant and anti-Muslim impulses coalesced in the President’s travel ban and were challenged in court, a friend asked if I would participate in filing […]

“Madam President”: Why Hasn’t the U.S. Elected a Woman POTUS?

Written by Barbara A. Perry, the White Burkett Miller Center Professor of Ethics and Institutions at UVA and Presidential Studies Director at the Miller Center.  You can follow her on Twitter @BarbaraPerryUVA. Last year I saw the film Suffragette about the early 20th century battle for women’s suffrage in Britain.  At the end of the […]

16 for ’16: Bite-sized observations on a wild election

Re-posted from Sabato’s Crystal Ball Written by: Larry J. Sabato, Director, The Center for Politics, University of Virginia Kyle Kondik, Director of Communications, The Center for Politics, University of Virginia Geoffrey Skelley, Media Relations Coordinator, The Center for Politics, University of Virginia Now that we’ve had a week to digest the results of the 2016 […]

Enhancing the Presidential Debates

Written by John Norton Moore, Professor of Law, and former United States Ambassador The presidential debates, beginning each four years as lengthy primary battles, and culminating with three debates between the Democrat and Republican nominees, are one of the best opportunities for the Nation to consider and address national issues and concerns.  They are seminal […]

REDUX

by Frederick P. Hitz , Senior Lecturer, Batten School of Public Policy Now that the filmed story of Edward Snowden’s betrayal of the National Security Agency’s (NSA) efforts to capture hostile communications between terrorists abroad and persons in the US. has come to a theater near you, it seems appropriate to re-visit the extraordinary threat to US National Security […]

Finding Nino’s Replacement: Lessons from POTUS/SCOTUS History

Written by: Barbara A. Perry, Miller Professor of Ethics and Institutions, Director of Presidential Studies at UVA’s Miller Center and former Supreme Court Fellow.   A shorter version of this blog entitled “One-third of all U.S. presidents appointed a Supreme Court justice in an election year” appeared in The Monkey Cage at the Washington Post […]

A New View on the U.S. Congress

Written by Craig Volden, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Frank Batten School of Leadership & Public Policy, and Lifetime Learning’s HooReads! featured author       Americans are dismayed with their government in Washington. Their approval of the job that Congress is doing hovers around record lows. Many major policy problems are going unaddressed. And […]

1968: Ball of Confusion

Written by Larry Sabato, Director, UVA Center for Politics Reposted with permission from Sabato’s Crystal Ball The UVA Center for Politics’ latest documentary, Ball of Confusion, has begun airing on PBS stations across the nation this week. Check your local listings to see when it’s playing in your area, and click on the image below […]

Republicans 2016: Where the Race Stands Now

By: Larry J. Sabato, Director, University of Virginia’s Center for Politics,  Kyle Kondik & Geoffrey Skelley Reposted with permission from Sabato’s Crystal Ball Listen to Larry Sabato’s October 31, 2015 More Than the Score lecture here.   The third Republican presidential debate, held in Colorado on Wednesday night, was an odd, disjointed affair. The moderators […]