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It’s about the dog

Lisa García Bedolla, chancellor's professor, education and political science, and director of the Institute of Governmental Studies | October 17, 2012

After watching the second presidential debate, I’ve found myself thinking a lot about the dog. When I first heard the story that Mitt Romney had strapped their dog, Seamus, to the roof of their car on a trip to Canada, the dog lover in me was horrified that a pet owner could do such a … Continue reading »

Why are gas prices so high?

Rosemary Joyce, professor of anthropology | October 16, 2012

The second presidential debate is over. The spinning is going strong. Almost all the journalism seems to be about the contest. And that is too bad, because at a few points, there were actual issues raised that might be worth following through. For example: Republican candidate Mitt Romney argued that a president should be judged … Continue reading »

Memo to the President: Your next debate

Robert Reich, professor of public policy | October 15, 2012

To: POTUS From: Robert Reich RE: Upcoming debate Your passive performance in the last debate was damaging because it reenforced the Republican claim that you’ve been too passive in getting jobs back and in responding to terrorism abroad. That doesn’t mean you have to “come out swinging” this time. You need to be yourself, and … Continue reading »