Category: Bruce Schulman

Rethinking the Election of 1964

April 10th, 2014 in 2014, Bruce Schulman, C-Span, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Newsmakers, Professor Extras 0 comments

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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…

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Column: What about Social Security’s rollout?

October 29th, 2013 in 2013, Bruce Schulman, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Newsmakers, OP-EDs by BU Professors, Reuters 0 comments

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By Bruce Schulman, College of Arts & Sciences

After the nation’s major social program finally became law, critics regularly blamed it for a slowing economy and a swelling federal bureaucracy…

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Long After Recession’s End, Deep Layoff Scars May Remain

June 17th, 2013 in 2013, Bruce Schulman, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Newsmakers, WBUR 0 comments

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Bruce Schulman, College of Arts & Sciences

I went back to visit my old parking lot at The Boston Globe this week…

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“One of the things you find about depression babies, as we call them — that is, people who came of age in the great depression — is that they retained a characteristic skepticism about good times. They never believed them.”

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The most dysfunctional Congress ever?

December 12th, 2012 in 2012, Bruce Schulman, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Newsmakers 0 comments

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Bruce Schulman, College of Arts & Sciences

With the 2012 elections safely behind him, President Barack Obama now faces the formidable task of striking a deal with Congress to avoid the so-called “fiscal cliff.”…

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Joe K3: A page from Uncle Ted

November 8th, 2012 in 2012, Boston Herald, Bruce Schulman, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Newsmakers 0 comments

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Bruce Schulman, College of Arts & Sciences

Congressman-elect Joe Kennedy III, the fourth generation of his legendary family in politics, said he’s taking a page or two from his late great-uncle Ted’s playbook to make friends and influence people in a GOP-controlled House: get to know people, and find things you agree on…

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Election to begin game of musical chairs

November 3rd, 2012 in 2012, Boston Herald, Bruce Schulman, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Newsmakers 0 comments

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The 2012 election may be earthshaking but the aftershocks could be even more powerful in Massachusetts, where a herd of ambitious pols is waiting to stampede to the next big opening…

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McGovern: Forging a modern political party

October 25th, 2012 in 2012, Bruce Schulman, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Newsmakers, OP-EDs by BU Professors, Reuters 0 comments

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By Bruce Schulman, College of Arts & Sciences

George McGovern’s death Sunday marked the departure of a remarkably influential figure in American national politics…

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Return of the ‘Massachusetts Moderate': surprises from the U.S. presidential debate

October 4th, 2012 in 2012, Bruce Schulman, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Globe and Mail, Newsmakers 0 comments

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Gleeful Republicans – who only weeks earlier channeled deep doubts about the Mitt Romney campaign strategy – rejoiced the morning-after at the Republican candidate’s strong performance during the first presidential debate held Wednesday night in Denver, Colorado…

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Mitt vs. biz distrust

September 4th, 2012 in 2012, Bruce Schulman, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Newsmakers 0 comments

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By Bruce Schulman, College of Arts & Sciences

Mitt Romney has built his political career — and his claim to the presidency — on his success as a businessman…

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Five things Romney must do to beat Obama in the U.S. election

April 11th, 2012 in 2012, Bruce Schulman, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Globe and Mail, Newsmakers 0 comments

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Bruce Schulman, College of Arts & Sciences

With Team Romney’s main challenger, Rick Santorum, out of the race, it’s time to pivot fully to a general election campaign…

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