On NPR, Corrado Discusses Trump’s Self-Funded Candidacy

A November 21 NPR feature headlined “Why Money Can’t (Usually) Buy You a Successful Campaign” featured Professor of Government Anthony Corrado, an expert on campaign finance. The story, on scores of stations and websites across the country, discussed wealthy candidates currently seeking the nomination and noted that while President Donald Trump’s successful self-funded bid for...

Spanish-language News Site Infobae Interviews Corrado

Infobae.com, a major news website based in Argentina, interviewed Professor of Government Anthony Corrado about the 2020 U.S. presidential election one year out from the vote. In the story Corrado discussed differences between Democratic candidates Joe Biden and Elizabeth Warren as well as issues dividing Republicans and Democrats. Corrado also considered potential effects of the...

Seay Discusses Cold-War Politics in Africa in the Atlantic

Assistant Professor of Government Laura Seay is quoted discussing China’s role in Africa and the development of self-governance in African countries during the Cold War in an online article in theatlantic.com. Published in August 2019, the piece begins, “No belief in the history of the United States has been more threatening to democracy than the...

In Newsday, Corrado Explains Value of Campaign Cash

In a Newsday story about the war chests of leading Democratic presidential candidates, campaign finance expert Professor of Government Anthony Corrado said money is important “because it’s an indication of who’s ahead, who’s in the top tier and who can finance a viable campaign.” And in this particular race it’s also a standard for who...

Maisel in Boston Globe on Nixon’s 1969 “Silent Majority” Speech

On the 50th anniversary of President Richard Nixon’s “silent majority” speech, writer David Shribman draws a line to current politics and divisions and quotes Sandy Maisel, Colby’s Goldfarb Family Distinguished Professor of American Government. In analysis published in the Boston Globe, Shribman writes that Nixon was convinced that “the leading news organizations and antiwar protesters...

Washington Times Taps Corrado on Senate Fundraising

The Washington Times quoted Professor of Government Anthony Corrado on early fundraising for upcoming elections for U.S. Senate races. “Some of the Democratic challengers have been unusually successful for this point in the campaign and a number of the Republican incumbents are not showing much fundraising momentum,” Corrado told the paper for an Oct. 28...

Portland Press Herald Quotes Corrado Article on Out-of-State Donors

The Portland Press Herald reached out to Professor of Government Anthony Corrado to comment on a story titled “Out-of-state donors flood Maine’s closely watched U.S. Senate race” regarding the state’s 2020 Senate race. “What you’re seeing is just the tip of the iceberg – there will be an enormous surge of online giving next year, particularly if...

Corrado Quoted in CNBC Article about Andrew Yang

Professor of Government Anthony Corrado was quoted in the CNBC article titled “Presidential candidate Andrew Yang will give $1,000 a month to 10 more families,” following Yang’s announcement at the Sept. 12 presidential debate. Corrado, a campaign finance expert, told CNBC that Yang’s plans could raise legal issues. “If the payments are made from the campaign,...

Seay Article on Curing Ebola in the Congo Published in Foreign Affairs

Laura Seay, assistant professor of government, wrote the article “To Cure Ebola Will Take More Than a Pill” that appeared in Foreign Affairs Sept. 4. While experimental drugs are helping the country with its latest Ebola outbreak, “eradicating Ebola in Congo will require building public trust among Congolese and working with community organizations in order to reach...

Maisel Offers Commentary on Recent Trump Comments About Jews on FOX News

L. Sandy Maisel, the Goldfarb Family Distinguished Professor of American Government, gave comments on the FOX news story titled “Trump says Jewish Americans who vote Democrat show ‘lack of knowledge’ or ‘complete disloyalty’,” which aired Aug. 23. Maisel’s comments begin at 1:30 seconds in the two-minute Associated Press story.

Mayka Coauthors Vox Article on Brazil Supreme Court Injunction

Lindsay Mayka, assistant professor of government, co-wrote an article titled “Brazil’s Supreme Court pushed back against an attempt to cancel participatory councils” that appeared July 8 on Vox‘s Mischiefs of Faction political science blog. The article discusses Brazil’s participatory councils and a recent Supreme Court injunction that blocked President Jair Bolsonaro’s decree to dismantle them. “The participatory...

Maisel Quoted in Vox Article, Picked Up By Other Outlets

Sandy Maisel, the Goldfarb Family Distinguished Professor of American Government, was quoted in a June 26 article on Vox titled “Why Democrats think 2020 is the year they can defeat Susan Collins” in which he expressed skepticism about Collins’s moderate image. “Despite the fact she would like to be, she is not John McCain, Maisel said, referring...

Maisel Quoted in Pine Tree Watch About Susan Collins

Sandy Maisel, the Goldfarb Family Distinguished Professor of American Government, was quoted in the article “Calling all challengers” in Pine Tree Watch. As speculation on whether or not Susan Collins will be re-elected builds, pundits are weighing in. “I think there is more dissatisfaction than at any other time,” Maisel told Pine Tree Watch. “Certainly from Progressives, especially women,...

Mayka and Lovón ’21 Coauthor Article in Washington Post

An article by Assistant Professor of Government Lindsay Mayka and government and economics major Andrés Lovón ’21 was published in the May 23 Washington Post. Titled “How one company’s deep web of corruption took down governments across Latin America,” the article breaks down a large bribery scandal that played out across several Latin American countries, including...

Reisert Completes Term as President of the New England Political Science Association

Christian A. Johnson Professor of Liberal Integrated Study Joe Reisert just completed his term as president of the New England Political Science Association by chairing the group’s 2019 annual meeting in Portland. Political scientists have gathered annually under the NEPSA banner since 1949, and this year’s NEPSA gathering broke the association’s record for attendance and conference papers....

Corrado Discusses 2020 Fundraising on CNN, Other Media Outlets

Professor of Government Anthony Corrado, a campaign-finance expert, was quoted in an April 16 CNN article titled “2020 fundraising: Top takeaways from the first quarter.” The fact that only half of the 16 Democratic candidates running for president in 2020 have raised $3 million or less is “a sign that Democratic donors haven’t yet coalesced...

LeVan Op-ed in Bangor Daily News on Ranked-Choice Voting

Carrie LeVan, the Montgoris Family Assistant Professor of Government, wrote an op-ed titled “What Mainers really think of ranked-choice voting” in the March 12 Bangor Daily News in which she discusses the complexity of whether Mainers support the expansion of ranked-choice voting. “Because ranked-choice voting has become a partisan issue, simply asking Maine’s voters whether they want to expand it seems...

Maisel Quoted in Portland Press Herald Article on Mills’ Style

Sandy Maisel, the Goldfarb Family Distinguished Professor of American Government, was quoted in the Feb. 17 Portland Press Herald article “Maine governor looks ahead after turbulent LePage era” that compares the style of Maine’s Governor Janet Mills to her predecessor, “viewed by critics as a blabbermouth and bully systematically shifted the course of state government to the right...

Shea Op-ed in Portland Press Herald on Partisan Identification

Dan Shea, professor of government, wrote an opinion piece in the Portland Press Herald titled “Can average citizens rise to the occasion in response to Mueller’s findings?” The Jan. 18 piece questions if average citizens are still able to see their role as fundamental in a democracy, or if they’re swayed by partisan identification. “Can we break...

Crosscut Op-ed by Hatch on Think Tanks in Washington State

Walter Hatch, associate professor of government, penned an op-ed for Crosscut titled “Why conservative think tanks thrive in liberal WA.” The Dec. 20 piece looks at the history and influence of conservative think tanks in the progressive state of Washington. Hatch focuses on three think tanks: Washington Policy Center, the Discovery Institute; and Freedom Foundation, noting that “conservative organizations...