The Huffington Post reports that an AARP campaign about Social Security is upsetting liberal retirement security advocates “because it focused on getting politicians to propose any detailed plan ― and didn’t distinguish between reform proposals that would cut benefits and those that would not.”
It's easy to believe that we are doomed to choose between the lessor of two evils when picking our political leaders.
Ronald Riggio, the Henry R. Kravis Professor of Leadership and Organizational Psychology, explains some of the reasons fueling that perception in a Psychology Today column.
“Sadly, we have only ourselves (and the political system we support) to blame,” Riggio writes. “Our perceptual biases, our human tendencies, and the way campaigns are run all combine to affect both who we choose as leaders, and how we perceive them.”
Roderic Camp, Philip M. McKenna Professor of the Pacific Rim, writes about Mexico's bumpy path democracy in the Oxford University Press blog.
The next president will have to address the role of federalism in a number of conflicts between federal and state jurisdiction. And the Rose Institute of State and Local Government has examined some of the policy issues that will likely arise in a recent post by Skip Wiltshire-Gordon '19.
George Thomas, the Burnet C. Wohlford Professor of American Political Institutions at CMC, writes in the fall issue of National Affairs that the resurgence of popular democracy presents an opportunity to take a closer look at the importance James Madison and other founders put on "political leadership to refine, channel, and elevate popular wants."
Donald J. Trump would govern by whim, not the laws and limits established in our founding document, John J. Pitney Jr., the Roy P. Crocker Professor of Politics, writes in USA Today.
“I feel very strongly about our Constitution,” Donald Trump told Fox News in January. “I’m proud of it, I love it and I want to go through the Constitution.” That comment was the political equivalent of “I’ll respect you in the morning” — another line that Trump has probably used from time to time, and one that's just about as meaningful.
In his presentation (“Game Over: The Collision of Sports and Politics in the U.S.”) at the Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum, Dave Zirin, who writes about the politics of sports for The Nation magazine, referenced another historian, Howard Zinn, who said: “I study history not because I want to learn more about the past, but because I want to change the future.”
Recently named CEO of the Ontario International Airport Authority (OIAA), Kelly J. Fredericks, will be the keynote speaker at a conference hosted by the Inland Empire Center at Claremont McKenna College (CMC) on Friday, March 4, 2016. This will be one of the first opportunities for area leaders to meet Mr. Fredericks when he joins OIAA in March. Mr. Fredericks brings 33 years of aviation related industry experience to Ontario, most recently as the CEO of the Rhode Island Airport Corporation.