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Forget Tuesday's Elections: A Survey Experiment Shows How Much the Government Shutdown Hurt Republicans

Peter J. Woolley | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Peter J. Woolley

Focusing on how the handling of the shutdown affected, or did not affect, the vote this week ignores a more potent way in which it is impacting Republicans: making voters less likely to be Republicans in the first place.

Is Chris Christie a Shoo-In for Re-election?

Peter J. Woolley | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Peter J. Woolley

Pre-election measurements strongly favor Gov. Christie's re-election despite that party ID favors his opponent in a state which has trended Democratic for 30 years, and which Christie won with less than 50 percent of the vote in 2009.

Don't Shoot -- Organize!

Bill Moyers | Posted 07.10.2013 | Politics
Bill Moyers

There is an alternative to force, blood, and suffering. It's called democracy. Yes, there is plenty of injustice, greed and sheer wickedness. But don't mourn the fact -- organize.

Parsing Public Opinion on Drone Warfare

Peter J. Woolley | Posted 04.13.2013 | Politics
Peter J. Woolley

For now, at least, a clear majority of voters endorses fighting by drones. But there is more to it, and therefore possibly less to voters' approval rating of drone warfare, than meets the eye.

Dirty Little Secrets of Chris Christie: It's Not the Personality, Numb Nuts

Peter J. Woolley | Posted 09.22.2012 | Politics
Peter J. Woolley

Forget his personality. Those pesky voters ultimately want to know what you are planning to do in that public office to alleviate their perennial misery. In this sense, Christie's conservative message is the right kind at the right time: fiscal.

Dirty Little Secrets of Chris Christie: Feel the Zeitgeist, Baby!

Peter J. Woolley | Posted 09.16.2012 | Politics
Peter J. Woolley

Christie jumped on each news story, using it as further evidence that the legislature couldn't be trusted with taxpayer's money. With no one trying to defend the indefensible, Christie's had an appreciative audience to himself.

Fox News Does Not Make You Dumb: Researchers Respond to Critics

Peter J. Woolley | Posted 07.15.2012 | Media
Peter J. Woolley

NPR and Jon Stewart's Daily Show came out on top as the most informative, making the schadenfreude all the more delicious for Fox-haters, and the twisting of the liberal knife-in-the-back all the more painful for Fox fans. But how did it come to that?

Health Insurance and Strip Searches: The Public as Constitutional Thinkers

Peter J. Woolley | Posted 06.05.2012 | Politics
Peter J. Woolley

Only small segments of the public pay substantial, sustained attention even to high-profile cases like this one, never mind the particulars of the full reach of the interstate commerce clause, or whether requiring health insurance is akin to mandating consumption of broccoli.

Newt's Surge: 'It's The Media, Stupid!'

Charles Higgins | Posted 03.27.2012 | Politics
Charles Higgins

Gingrich evokes the same emotional reaction in the Republican base as do the right-wing pundits. In psychology this is called a Pavlovian Response. It could be one of the underlying reasons for Newt's surge.

Back to School for Startups Too!

Angela Haines | Posted 09.20.2011 | Women
Angela Haines

In 2004, Esther Psarakis founded her imported specialty foods company, Taste of Crete, out of her love for Greece. She married a Greek, and very qu...

Professor Accused Of Running Non-Profit Prostitution Site

AP | Posted 08.21.2011 | College

MADISON, N.J. — A New Jersey college professor has been arrested in New Mexico and is accused of operating a prostitution website. David Flory ...

The Academic Impact: Education and the Promise of the Millennial Generation

Dr. J. Michael Adams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Dr. J. Michael Adams

Global awareness has to be supported by global education -- an education that prepares the Millennial Generation to be true world citizens.