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Experts available on mid-term elections

October 22nd, 2010 in Politics 0 comments

The following Boston University professors are available to comment on the upcoming mid-term elections:

07-2325-008Tom Whalen, Associate professor, Social Science; Expert on Modern American politics and culture; Regular contributor on PoliticoArena

Contact 617-353-4785, tjw64@bu.edu



wilsonGraham Wilson, Department Chair Political Science; Expert on American politics; Regular contributor on PoliticoArena

Contact 617-353-2540, gkwilson@bu.edu



fiedler_tom-96x96Tom Fiedler, Dean of College of Communication, Expert on American politics; Regular contributor on PoliticoArena

Contact 617-353-3488, tfiedler@bu.edu


berkovitz_tobe-96x96Tobe Berkovitz, Associate professor, Advertising; Expert on media strategy and political advertising

Contact 617-353-7724, tobetv@bu.edu


bayles_fred-96x96Fred Bayles, Associate professor, Journalism, Director of the State House Program; Expert on Massachusetts politics

Contact 617-353-7736, fbayles@bu.edu

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Law professor Jack Beermann on Elena Kagan's Supreme Court nomination

May 13th, 2010 in Supreme Court 0 comments

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Social Science Prof. Tom Whalen on the legacy of Sen. Kennedy

August 31st, 2009 in Politics 0 comments

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Social Science Prof. Tom Whalen comments on Ted Kennedy

August 27th, 2009 in Politics 0 comments

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Health-care reform an opportunity for insurers

March 3rd, 2009 in Health care 0 comments

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.”



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Secretary of State Clinton?

November 19th, 2008 in International Relations, Politics 0 comments

Andrew BacevichIt 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.


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Polls and John McCain's attack ads

October 16th, 2008 in Election 2008 0 comments

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.”

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