WWS Reacts: Trump’s Tax Proposal

Oct 5, 2017
Published by: B. Rose Kelly
President Donald Trump released a nine-page outline of a tax plan last week, which included proposed tax cuts for corporations and individuals. While many details are missing from the plan, we discussed the proposed framework with esteemed economist Alan Blinder.  */ Link: http://bit.ly/2ylArTT

Politics & Polls #60: Are We Seeing the Watergate of Today?

Oct 3, 2017
Published by: Public Affairs
With special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election, some have drawn comparisons between the Russia investigations and the Watergate scandal. How are the two events similar? In what ways do they differ? And is it too early to really link the two? */ Elizabeth Drew discusses her reporting of the Watergate scandal as it relates to today in this episode of Politics & Polls. Podcast here.

Catch Up with Politics & Polls!

Sep 27, 2017
Published by: Public Affairs
Recent episodes of the Politics & Polls podcast series hosted by professors Julian Zelizer and Sam Wang include: */ Episode #59: Is Free Speech Alive and Well on College Campuses? Episode #58: America's Political Storms Episode #57: The Heart of the American Right Episode #56: The Aftermath of Charlottesville

Princeton Profiles: Yusuf Dahl MPA '17, from Prison to Princeton

Aug 15, 2017
At age 18, Yusuf Dahl MPA '17 wasn’t heading off to college. He was on his way to prison.   Even on the day of his sentencing, though, Dahl was thinking ahead to how he could use his time in prison to prepare for a successful life on the outside. Eventually, he built a career and became involved in addressing the foreclosure crisis in his Milwaukee neighborhood.   Dahl’s experiences spurred him to come to Princeton to learn more about how to...

Politics & Polls #55: Has the Conservative Revolution Succeeded? A Conversation with Nancy MacLean

Aug 10, 2017
Published by: Public Affairs
Joining today’s episode is Nancy MacLean, an award-winning scholar of the twentieth-century United States, whose new book, “Democracy in Chains: The Deep History of the Radical Right’s Stealth Plan for America,” has been described by Publishers Weekly as “a thoroughly researched and gripping narrative… [and] a feat of American intellectual and political history.” Booklist called it “perhaps the best explanation to date of the roots of the...

Junior Summer Institute Serves as “Boot Camp” for Future Leaders in Public Policy

Aug 8, 2017
Published by: Sarah M. Binder
*/ Thirty-four rising college seniors from 13 states and three countries participated in the annual PPIA Junior Summer Institute at the Woodrow Wilson School, a seven-week intensive program on public policy. Their studies culminated in oral presentations of their policy research to panels of distinguished practitioners. Full story here.

Politics & Polls #54: The Republic of Spin with David Greenberg

Aug 4, 2017
Published by: Public Affairs
Spin. It’s used by public relations gurus and politicians to shape an image or message, thereby influencing the public’s perception of a story. And it’s engrained in American politics, as presidents and presidential candidates both have used the art of spin to frame stories and public opinion. */ To discuss the art of spin, David Greenberg, a professor of history and journalism and media studies at Rutgers University, joins this episode of...

Politics & Polls #53: Battles for Freedom with Eric Foner

Aug 3, 2017
Published by: Public Affairs
*/ Drawing connections between the past and present often sparks fierce debates within the American political landscape. In this episode, Eric Foner, one of America’s most distinguished historians, discusses these interpretations of history and how they relate to today. His latest book, “Battles for Freedom,” explores this “use and abuse of American history,” unearthing the hidden history of American radicalism. Podcast here.

Politics & Polls #52: How Social Movements Achieve Change with Steven Levingston

Jul 24, 2017
The Civil Rights Movement is often looked back upon as a time when social activism sparked real political change. During that time, the United States saw some of its greatest leaders guide the country through turbulent years. Martin Luther King Jr. and President John F. Kennedy provided different models of leadership, which some argue are needed today. In this episode, Professor Julian Zelizer interviews Steven Levingston, nonfiction editor at...

Politics & Polls #51: The Trump-Russia Story with Benjamin Wittes

Jul 17, 2017
President Donald Trump has spent his first months faced with a potential scandal involving Russia, an issue that’s only grown since the election with discussions and investigations about possible obstruction and collusion. In recent weeks, this has dominated national political debates, especially in Congress and the White House. Benjamin Wittes, co-founder and editor-in-chief of the Lawfare blog, joins this episode of Politics & Polls to...