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  • AJPS Editor’s Blog December 10, 2019
    December 1st marked our first six months as co-editors of AJPS. We want to thank our associate editors, board members, authors, and reviewers for a very smooth transition. Now that we have some experience under our belts, we thought we’d offer some thoughts about several topics that might be helpful to reviewers and authors alike. So […]
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  • Can Terrorism Abroad Influence Migration Attitudes at Home? December 6, 2019
    The forthcoming article “Can Terrorism Abroad Influence Migration Attitudes at Home” (https://doi.org/10.1111/ajps.12494) by Vincenzo Bove, Tobias Böhmelt  and Enzo Nussio is summarized by the authors below. Over the past few years, political leaders in Europe and elsewhere increasingly link the risk of terrorism to immigration. This includes moderate politicians in countries targeted by terrorism such […]
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  • AJPS Editor’s Blog December 4, 2019
    December 1st marked our first six months as co-editors of AJPS. We want to thank our associate editors, board members, authors, and reviewers for a very smooth transition. Now that we have some experience under our belts, we thought we’d offer some thoughts about several topics that might be helpful to reviewers and authors alike. […]
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  • When Do Campaign Effects Persist for Years? Evidence from a Natural Experiment November 26, 2019
    The forthcoming article “When Do Campaign Effects Persist for Years? Evidence from a Natural Experiment” (https://doi.org/10.1111/ajps.12488) by Kai Jäger is summarized by the author below. Election campaigns are a cornerstone of democracies. The ability of parties to sway the public via election campaigns draws the attention from academics, journalists, and historians alike. The vast academic […]
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  • Universal Love or One True Religion: Experimental Evidence of the Ambivalent Effect of Religious Ideas on Altruism and Discrimination October 24, 2019
    The forthcoming article “Universal Love or One True Religion? Experimental Evidence of the Ambivalent Effect of Religious Ideas on Altruism and Discrimination” (https://doi.org/10.1111/ajps.12479) is summarized by the author(s) below. Contrary to the expectations of secularization theory, religion remains socially important and affects politics in multiple ways. More than 80 percent of the world’s population identifies […]
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  • Policymaking with Multiple Agencies October 24, 2019
    The forthcoming article “Policymaking with Multiple Agencies” (https://doi.org/10.1111/ajps.12474) by Peter Bils is summarized by the author(s) below. Congress often delegates policymaking authority on similar issues to multiple government agencies. For example, financial products are regulated by both the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission. Given this overlap, it is regularly proposed […]
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  • Donors, Primary Elections, and Polarization in the United States October 22, 2019
    The forthcoming article “Donors, Primary Elections, and Polarization in the United States” (https://doi.org/10.1111/ajps.12477) by Jordan Kujala is summarized by the author(s) below. In the United States, the ideological polarization of congressional candidates and members of congress is well known as Democrats and Republicans routinely take policy positions that substantially differ from one another. Recent studies have even found […]
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  • Measuring Trade Profile with Granular Product-level Data October 18, 2019
    The forthcoming article “Measuring Trade Profile with Granular Product-level Data” (https://doi.org/10.1111/ajps.12473) by In Song Kim, Steven Liao, and Kosuke Imai is summarized by the authors below. This paper develops a new dynamic clustering method to effectively summarize two billion observations of product-level international trade data. The proposed method classifies a set of dyads into several […]
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  • Why Underachievers Dominate Secret Police Organizations: Evidence from Autocratic Argentina October 8, 2019
    The forthcoming article “Why Underachievers Dominate Secret Police Organizations: Evidence from Autocratic Argentina” (https://doi.org/10.1111/ajps.12475) by Adam Scharpf  and Christian Gläßel is summarized by the author(s) below. Who serves in secret police forces? Throughout history, units such as Hitler’s Gestapo, Stalin’s NKVD, or Assad’s Air Force Intelligence Directorate have been at the core of state repression. Secret police agents […]
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  • For Safety or Profit? How Science Serves the Strategic Interests of Private Actors September 5, 2019
    The forthcoming article “For Safety or Profit? How Science Serves the Strategic Interests of Private Actors” (https://doi.org/10.1111/ajps.12450) by Rebecca Perlman is summarized by the author below. In 2002, the chemical corporation, Syngenta, sued the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for failing to ban a pesticide that it claimed posed too great a risk to the environment. […]
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  • With Media-Critical 'Jewell,' NYTimes Suddenly Can’t Handle Hollywood Fictionalizing December 14, 2019
    New York Times reporter Marc Tracy made the front of Friday’s Business section with a story on press outrage over the treatment of late Atlanta Journal-Constitution reporter Kathy Scruggs, in “Richard Jewell,” directed by Clint Eastwood. Journalists are suddenly outraged over the common practice of Hollywood fictionalizing stories based on real life by adding details […]
  • Cuomo Pushes Hashtag #DirtyDonald, Says Dems Didn't Fight Hard for Impeachment December 14, 2019
    CNN host Chris Cuomo began his closing argument Friday night by complaining that Democrats did not fight hard enough to make their case for impeachment. Cuomo also repeatedly used the hashtag #DirtyDonald that recently began trending on Twitter when describing President Trump’s behavior; making him essentially indistinguishable from a Democratic activist.
  • Major Hillary-Loving Newspapers Now Endorse Trump's Impeachment December 14, 2019
    Last Sunday, CNN's Brian Stelter complained on Twitter that Fox & Friends responded to the Times and Globe pieces with an on-screen banner, "MEDIA DECLARES TRUMP SHOULD BE IMPEACHED." Stelter fussed: "Who's writing those banners?!" By now, impeaching Trump has now been endorsed by The Boston Globe, the Los Angeles Times, the Philadelphia Inquirer, USA […]
  • Bozell & Graham Column: Devin Nunes, Mocked for Being Right December 14, 2019
    A few weeks back on Life, Liberty & Levin, Rep. Devin Nunes boasted about his memo on FISA abuse: “And what we really find out now? Everything that we said at that time was 100 percent accurate. Everything that the Democrats and the media said at the time: 100 percent inaccurate.” The IG report backs […]
  • Four-Time Cancer Survivor Restores Faith in Awards Shows December 14, 2019
    “Wake up, kick ass, repeat.” This is a slogan hand-painted on a sign in a redshirt-sophomore’s bedroom; three simple lines that have inspired millions across the country. Thursday, Casey O’Brien received the “Disney Spirit Award” at the College Football Awards ceremony in Atlanta, aired on ESPN.
  • Not Equal Pay, Fair Pay: WNBA's Ogwumike Gets Gender Wage Right on ‘Uninterrupted’ December 14, 2019
    The “gender pay gap” between men and women in professional sports has been in the news-cycle for months. This has taken the activist world by storm and has created countless conversations about how patriarchal systems are unfair because they should earn “equal pay for equal work.”
  • MRC’s Brent Bozell: If CNN Won’t Report the News, ‘It Should Collapse’ December 14, 2019
    MRC President Brent Bozell appeared on Trish Regan Primetime on Friday and called out CNN and journalists who won’t do the basics of investigating controversies like Hunter Biden’s role in the Ukrainian company Burisma. Talking about the media’s resistance to covering the story (and forced mentions of it by Republicans during impeachment hearings), Bozell blasted, “They are […]
  • Trump-Thanos Meme Tweet Sends CNN Into Triggered Tailspin December 14, 2019
    It apparently doesn't take much to trigger CNN as far as President Donald Trump is concerned. In their latest iteration of perpetual outrage, CNN is irked over a funny meme which portrays Trump as the Marvel cartoon character of Thanos who with a snap of his finger, turns the House impeachment crew to dust. 
  • The Washington Post Impeaches Its Credibility December 14, 2019
    The Washington Post was adamant. It addressed the House Judiciary Committee’s passage of articles of impeachment this way: "“The House Judiciary Committee has now completed its task, and it has failed miserably. It has approved four articles of impeachment, of which two are ill-defined and two are unsubstantiated." 
  • MSNBC's Wallace: Impeaching Trump Is 'About American National Security' December 13, 2019
    Throughout the entire impeachment drama our self-appointed moral betters in the media have dutifully repeated the Democrats' talking points that this about much more than a mere policy difference. But as the theory that President's Trump's actions could best and solely be explained as a desire for him to get the Ukrainians to investigate Joe […]