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  • A Public Ethics of Care for Policy Implementation January 10, 2020
    The forthcoming article “A Public Ethics of Care for Policy Implementation” (https://doi.org/10.1111/ajps.12487) by Daniel Engster is summarized by the author below. Dealing with government bureaucrats can be downright unpleasant at times. We may feel unheard, unseen, disrespected, and subject to seemingly arbitrary rules. How do these experiences mesh with the ideals of liberal-democratic government – particularly the notion that government should be […]
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  • The Policy Basis of Measured Partisan Animosity in the United States January 2, 2020
    The forthcoming article “The Policy Basis of Measured Partisan Animosity in the United States” (https://doi.org/10.1111/ajps.12498) by Lilla V. Orr and Gregory A. Huber is summarized by the authors below. Mass politics in the United States is increasingly characterized as being driven by overt hostility between Democrats and Republicans. So called partisan “teamism” is thought to extend beyond conflict […]
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  • Sometimes Less Is More: Censorship, News Falsification, and Disapproval in 1989 East Germany December 30, 2019
    The forthcoming article “Sometimes Less is More: Censorship, News Falsification, and Disapproval in 1989 East Germany” (https://doi.org/10.1111/ajps.12501) by Christian Gläßel and Katrin Paula is summarized by the authors below. In one way or another, all governments seek to influence public opinion in their favor. Especially, authoritarian regimes are notorious for their tight control of domestic […]
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  • Does Affirmative Action Worsen Bureaucratic Performance? Evidence from the Indian Administrative Service December 19, 2019
    The forthcoming article “Does Affirmative Action Worsen Bureaucratic Performance? Evidence from the Indian Administrative Service” (https://doi.org/10.1111/ajps.12497) by Rikhil R. Bhavnani and Alexander Lee is summarized by the author(s) below. Although many countries recruit bureaucrats using affirmative action, the effect of affirmative action recruits on bureaucratic performance has rarely been examined. Some worry that affirmative action […]
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  • AJPS Editor’s Blog December 17, 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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  • 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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  • Pelosi Gets Standing O at HBO, Tells Fanboy Bill Maher She Throws a Punch 'For the Children' January 18, 2020
    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi made an appearance on the new season of HBO's Real Time with Bill Maher on Friday night, and was greeted by a raucous 35-second standing ovation for impeaching Donald Trump. Maher touted the Speaker as a socialist Margaret Thatcher --  "our Iron Lady" of the Left -- and worried Pelosi wasn't […]
  • Joy Reid Brings on 'Body-Language Expert' to Say Bernie's 'Lying' January 18, 2020
    Joy Reid's "body-language expert" Janine Driver says she believes Bernie Sanders was "lying" when he denied telling Elizabeth Warren that a woman couldn't beat President Trump. 
  • WashPost Hits Trump for Politicizing Champion LSU Visit to the White House January 18, 2020
    Jacob Bogage of The Washington Post rapped President Donald Trump for dragging the NCAA football National Champion Louisiana State University Tigers into the impeachment debate Friday during their visit to the White House. He also accused the president of lying about trade agreements and harped about the Commander-in-Chief feeding fast food to Clemson's 2019 football […]
  • David Brooks on PBS: Adam Schiff Will 'Just Walk All Over' Ken Starr, Dershowitz January 18, 2020
    On Friday's PBS NewsHour, pseudoconservative pundit David Brooks noted that public opinion is moving the wrong way for people who want to remove President Trump from office, but he's "99.9 percent guilty" and Adam Schiff will "walk all over" Trump's new defense lawyers, like Ken Starr and Alan Dershowitz, because "he has the evidence on […]
  • ‘From Adversity Heroes Are Born’ Former New Orleans Saint and ALS Advocate, Steve Gleason, Receives the Congressional Gold Medal January 18, 2020
    For what may be the first time in a long time, there was a day of true bipartisanship in the House of Representatives during the Congressional Gold Medal ceremony on Wednesday.
  • Impeachment: Salon Compares Republican Senators to Jim Crow Jury January 18, 2020
    Amanda Marcotte in Friday's Salon compared the Republican senators at the impeachment trial of being a throwback to the Jim Crow era due to jury nullification. Her latest wacky shtick is that those Republicans will probably act as a throwback to Jim Crow due to jury nullification.
  • Hulu Touts Hillary Clinton in New Documentary: 2020 Is ‘No Ordinary Time' January 18, 2020
    Anyone who was glad to see that failed presidential candidate Hillary Clinton finally stepped out of the limelight is in for a surprise because streaming service, Hulu, is set to air a documentary all about her. Clinton used a promotion for the four-hour Hillary film as an opportunity to discuss the upcoming presidential election, which she […]
  • Trump Economy: U.S. Housing Starts Skyrocket to 13-Year High January 17, 2020
    President Donald Trump’s economy continues to fly in the face of the liberal media and their recession hype. A new Jan. 17 report by CNBC showed that “U.S. homebuilding surged to a 13-year high [16.9%] in December as activity increased across the board” [emphasis added]. Housing starts spiked 16.9 percent to a “seasonally adjusted annual […]
  • CNN's Sciutto Invites Clinton Defense Secretary to Bash Martha McSally January 17, 2020
    CNN Newsroom's Jim Sciutto continued CNN's feud with Arizona Senator Martha McSally on Friday by inviting former GOP Senator and Clinton Secretary of Defense William Cohen to comment on the incident with CNN's Manu Raju.  
  • Biden Slams Facebook, Says ‘Section 230 Should Be Revoked, Immediately’ January 17, 2020
    Facebook has taken some free speech stances that drew heavy criticism from fellow Big Tech companies, liberal commentators, and now the Democratic primary frontrunner. Former vice-president Joe Biden told The New York Times editorial board “that Section 230 should be revoked, immediately” for Big Tech companies. The Times called that provision “pretty foundational” to the internet. Biden […]