The following Boston University professors are available to comment on the upcoming mid-term elections:
Tom Whalen, Associate professor, Social Science; Expert on Modern American politics and culture; Regular contributor on PoliticoArena
Contact 617-353-4785, firstname.lastname@example.org
Graham Wilson, Department Chair Political Science; Expert on American politics; Regular contributor on PoliticoArena
Contact 617-353-2540, email@example.com
Tom Fiedler, Dean of College of Communication, Expert on American politics; Regular contributor on PoliticoArena
Contact 617-353-3488, firstname.lastname@example.org
Tobe Berkovitz, Associate professor, Advertising; Expert on media strategy and political advertising
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Fred Bayles, Associate professor, Journalism, Director of the State House Program; Expert on Massachusetts politics
Contact 617-353-7736, firstname.lastname@example.org
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School of Management Professor Stephen Davidson, author of the soon-to-be-published “In Urgent Need of Reform: Saving the U.S. Healthcare System”, says that rather than resisting it, insurers could make the drive toward health-care reform an opportunity by transforming themselves into real managed-care organizations.
“They can create or contract with group practices, invest in information technology, analyze utilization patterns, and help physicians deliver reliably good, cost-effective care. This will enable them to not only define a constructive role for themselves in a new system, but also develop the capacity to add real value to the medical-care enterprise.”
It appears President-elect Barack Obama would like Hillary Clinton to serve as his Secretary of State. It’s a selection Andrew Bacevich, professor of international relations, offered commentary on in today’s AFP saying: “Here is somebody who is sufficiently confident in his own abilities that he doesn’t fear allowing into his cabinet an erstwhile rival.”
An expert on U.S. foreign policy and military history, Bacevich is author of “The Limits of Power: The End of American Exceptionalism,” which encourage readers to connect the dots between U.S. foreign policy, consumerism, politics, and militarism.
Tobe Berkovitz, Associate Dean of the College of Communication, comments on the polls showing John McCain’s attack ads backfiring.
“You can cue up the Who’s classic ‘Won’t get fooled again,’ but the press shouldn’t buy in to polls that show voter backlash against negative ads. Time after time, voter focus groups demonstrate that negative/attack ads are hated by voters. And time after time election results demonstrate negative ads work.
“The problem for McCain is he is attacking on the wrong issue (William Ayers). In an election where terrorism isn’t an issue, neither is Ayers.
“Obama is also getting protection against the attack ads by the MSM that is providing the counter-punch bemoaning McCain’s advertising. Obama can punch back at McCain while decrying the tome of his opponents commercials. Lucky Obama. He’s inoculated by the clumsy campaign of his opponent and the air cover support provided by the MSM.”