Category: Bruce Schulman

Blue states already subsidize red states. Now red states want even more.

The Washington Post Bruce Schulman As congressional Republicans prepare their tax-cut bill (and President Trump negotiates provisions on Twitter), the deduction for state and local taxes (SALT) has become a flash point… Expert quote: At its core, the debate over the SALT deduction reflects a fundamental disagreement about the nature of American public life… View […]

Think Modern-Day Politics Are a Revival of the Nixon Era? Check It Out

Roll Call Bruce Schulman, College of Arts and Sciences The president feuds with the media… Expert quote: ““That decade represents ground zero for the transformation of the Congress into the institution it has now become,” said Bruce Schulman, a Boston University history professor who wrote a book about the ’70s.” View full article


Despite losing popular vote, Donald Trump won in ‘electoral landslide,’ GOP’s Reince Priebus says

PolitiFact Bruce Schulman, College of Arts & Sciences The margin of Donald Trump’s presidential victory might be merely academic — were it not for his campaign manager, Kellyanne Conway, and fellow Republicans such as House Speaker Paul Ryan declaring that Trump had won a mandate… Expert quote: “To say that Trump won by a landslide, […]

How 2016 could look a lot like Dukakis ’88

Boston Globe (subscription required) Bruce Schulman, College of Arts & Sciences In the last two weeks, two national polls on the presidential race showed Hillary Clinton leading Donald Trump by double digits… Expert quote: “If turnout is low, and marginal voters — the people that only come out when the contest particularly excites their interest […]

Will Republicans Run A Third-Party Conservative To Stop Trump? It’s Possible But Risky

International Business Times Bruce Schulman, College of Arts & Sciences With just two weeks left before the hourglass runs out for Republicans like Florida Sen. Marco Rubio or Ohio Gov. John Kasich to show they can mount a serious challenge to Donald Trump, the question of how to take down the front-runner should they fail has made […]

Obama’s final year in office shaping up to be one of genuine relevance

Washington Post Bruce Schulman, College of Arts & Sciences It was not so long ago that many observers were arguing that it was time to slide Barack Obama’s presidency onto the bookshelf labeled history… Expert quote: “LBJ was a legislative wizard. By normal standards, he was successful on Capitol Hill as a lame duck, but […]

Modern politics: Public is more partisan, parties are more powerless

Reuters By Bruce Schulman, College of Arts & Sciences In the latest strange turn in the relentlessly surprising campaign for the Republican presidential nomination, the candidates have threatened to abandon the scheduled series of televised debates organized under the aegis of the Republican National Committee… View full article by expert Bruce Schulman

Rethinking the Election of 1964

C-SPAN Bruce Schulman, College of Arts & Sciences Panelists (including Bruce Schulman, Boston University, History Department) talked about the 1964 presidential election. Topics included the roles of the electorate, nominees, and political parties in the election’s outcome. President Lyndon B. Johnson won a second term when defeated Republican Barry Goldwater in the election… View video with expert […]