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  • A Choice‐Based Measure of Issue Importance in the Electorate February 27, 2020
    The forthcoming article “A Choice-Based Measure of Issues Importance in the Electorate” by Chris Hanretty, Benjamin E. Lauderdale and Nick Vivyan is summarized by the authors below. **Some issues are more important to voters than others.**  This is a simple idea, but measuring “issue importance” is hard.  If you ask people what issue is most important to them, they […]
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  • When Do Displaced Persons Return? Postwar Migration among Christians in Mount Lebanon February 17, 2020
    The forthcoming article “When Do Displaced Persons Return? Postwar Migration among Christians in Mount Lebanon” by Kara Ross Camarena and Nils Hägerdal is summarized  by the authors below. After wars end, there is great hope that people displaced by violence will be able to return to their homes and resume their lives. Provisions for return […]
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  • Equity and Political Economy in Thomas Hobbes February 6, 2020
    The forthcoming article “Equity and Political Economy in Thomas Hobbes” (https://doi.org/10.1111/ajps.12507) by Lee Ward is summarized by the author below. What can a seventeenth-century English political philosopher possibly teach us today about the challenges confronting the contemporary liberal democratic state in the age of Brexit and Trump? Actually, quite a lot, especially if that thinker is […]
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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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  • Teen Drama 'The Bold Type' Blames 'The Patriarchy' for 'Fear' of ‘Pegging’ February 28, 2020
    Another week, another episode of liberal lectures from the sexually graphic Freeform teen drama The Bold Type. Thursday’s episode, “To Peg or Not to Peg,” was all about how the liberal boogeyman known as “the patriarchy” is responsible for everything, from women not wanting to discuss their private parts with each other to a man […]
  • Nets Skip Corrupt Ex-Democratic Mayor of Baltimore Sentenced to Prison February 28, 2020
    The broadcast networks weren’t really interested when ex-Democratic Mayor of Baltimore Catherine Pugh was raided by the FBI and the IRS in April of last year amid charges of corruption, nor when she was forced to resign just a few days later. So, it’s not surprising that ABC, CBS, and NBC completely ignored her pleading […]
  • Sheriff Tells Non-Binary 'Deputy': 'Live Your Truth' February 28, 2020
    When viewers of Fox's Deputy found out on the February 13 episode that Deputy Brianna Bishop (Bex Taylor-Klaus) claimed to be more than one gender, it was only a matter of time before the show tried to insert the issue into the series plotline again. This time it's so that Sheriff Bill Hollister (Stephen Dorf) can tell […]
  • Playing Politics With Coronavirus: ABC, NBC Try to Stoke Fears of Trump's Response February 28, 2020
    For the second evening in a row on Thursday, ABC’s World News Tonight (and this time NBC Nightly News) seemed intent on whipping the public into a state of fear with suggestions the Trump administration wasn’t responding to the coronavirus (COVID-19) threat adequately. NBC News even tried to shake public coincidence in Vice President Mike […]
  • Freeform Show Encourages Threesome Among Autistic Teens February 28, 2020
    The Freeform show Everything's Gonna Be Okay is about a twenty-something gay man named Nicholas who becomes legal guardian to his two teenaged half-sisters after their father dies. One of the sisters, 17-year-old Matilda, happens to be on the autism spectrum. Like the Netflix show Atypical, Everything's Gonna Be Okay recognizes the fact that, with understanding […]
  • Chuck Todd Taunts Trump On Coronavirus: 'Reap What You Sow' February 28, 2020
    On MTP Daily, host Chuck Todd twice suggests that President Trump, given his supposed undermining of trust in government institutions, should "reap what he sows" regarding public distrust over coronavirus.
  • Time’s Alter: Millennial Resistance to Trump is Just Like Harry Potter! February 27, 2020
    Continuing to sell her pompously titled book, The Ones We’ve Been Waiting For, millennial Time magazine journalist Charlotte Alter appeared on Wednesday’s CBS Late Show, aired early Thursday morning, to gush over members of the left-wing millennial resistance to President Trump. She even compared them to wizard heroes in the Harry Potter book and movie […]
  • Twitter Censors ‘Hateful’ Symbols, Allows Communist Hammer and Sickle February 27, 2020
    Worried about the rise of socialism? The Big Tech oligarchs over at Twitter don’t appear to be. Despite a Twitter rule which states that the platform will censor accounts for using “hateful symbol[s],” a Twitter spokesperson defended the use of the communist hammer and sickle -- a symbol that Hillsdale College professor Dr. Charles N. Steele […]
  • MSNBC Temporarily Benches Jason Johnson for Hot Radio Race Talk on Bernie February 27, 2020
    It’s takes a lot of effort for a black commentator to be removed -- even temporarily -- from the liberal MSNBC cable channel, but a magazine editor found himself in that situation. Jason Johnson, a founder of The Root magazine who has been described by others as “a fixture of the network’s Democratic primary analysis,” […]
  • ‘Pray’ the Plague Away: Rosie O’Donnell & Co. Mock Trump’s Disease Response February 27, 2020
    Hollywood knows how to come up with ticket-selling doomsday scenarios and their imagined outcome of the coronavirus is no less devastating than the events of Independence Day.