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Transition Tradition: Presidential History Lessons

Following the November U.S. elections, Barbara A. Perry comments on the tradition of presidential transitions. Perry (@BarbaraPerryUVA) is the Gerald L. Baliles Professor and Director of Presidential Studies at the University of Virginia‘s Miller Center. We welcome your comments on this post below.   Transition Tradition: Presidential History Lessons In the classic Broadway play and […]

RBG: Jimmy Carter’s “Notorious” Judicial Legacy

Ruth Bader Ginsburg might not have ascended to the Supreme Court if President Carter had not developed a deliberate affirmative action strategy. Barbara Perry explains the significance of Carter’s appointment of Ginsburg to the DC Circuit bench. Perry (@BarbaraPerryUVA) is the Gerald L. Baliles Professor and Director of Presidential Studies at the University of Virginia‘s […]

Yes, Virginia, This Is Chaos

Reposted with permission from the February 5, 2019 edition of Sabato’s Crystal Ball. http://www.centerforpolitics.org/crystalball   YES, VIRGINIA, THIS IS CHAOS By Larry J. Sabato and Kyle Kondik Sabato’s Crystal Ball Editor’s Note: This is a special edition of the Crystal Ball. Given the fast-moving developments in our home state over the last several days, we […]

“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 […]