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Weekly roundup: BU experts on MA Senate race, political ads, Mitt Romney & President Obama

June 15th, 2012 in Campaign 2012, Politics, Weekly Roundup 0 comments

Below is a sampling of quotes by BU experts on the road to power: Debate over Scott Brown’s next move just as contentious (Boston Herald): “The idea that he’d be willing to go into the perceived lion’s den might work to his advantage. Profile in political courage, as the Kennedy’s would say. It’s a win-win… MORE

BU experts on Jamie Dimon, GM’s pension buyout, & employees who leave

June 14th, 2012 in Business 0 comments

Below is a sampling of quotes by experts from BU’s School of Management on recent issues impacting the business world: JPMorgan chief rejects more regulation after loss (AFP): “JPMorgan isn’t different. JPMorgan is a commercial bank that wants to be and behaves like a hedge fund.” Mark Williams James Post previews Jamie Dimon’s appearance before… MORE

Tom Whalen on Watergate 40 years later

June 14th, 2012 in Politics 0 comments

Presidential historian and political expert Tom Whalen discusses Watergate 40 years later, calling it a cautionary tale. Contact Whalen at 978-888-3131; tjw64@bu.edu

Robert Zelnick on the 40th anniversary of the Watergate scandal

June 13th, 2012 in Politics 0 comments

The Watergate scandal, which led to the resignation of President Richard M. Nixon, occurred 40 years ago this month. Guest blogger, Robert Zelnick, is a professor at BU’s College of Communication and a former news correspondent with ABC News. He also served as the executive editor of the historic Nixon-Frost interviews in 1977. He offers… MORE

James Post previews Jamie Dimon’s appearance before Congress

June 11th, 2012 in Business 0 comments

JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon is scheduled to testify on June 13 before the Senate Banking Committee. James Post, a professor at BU’s School of Management and an authority on corporate governance, characterizes Congressional hearings as “a mixture of one part substance and three parts theater.” He adds that “the challenge for anyone watching these… MORE

Weekly roundup: BU experts on leaks of classified information, President Obama, Romney emails, & MA Senate race

June 8th, 2012 in Campaign 2012, Politics, Weekly Roundup 0 comments

Below is a sampling of quotes by BU experts on the road to power: Analysts: ‘The ship of state always leaks,’ but damage is less certain (CNN.com): “The ship of state always leaks. You have commanders in chief like John F. Kennedy. He was surprised that more secrets on what they were planning didn’t get… MORE

Weekly roundup: BU experts on Romney, Obama, Elizabeth Warren, & political ads

June 1st, 2012 in Campaign 2012, Politics, Weekly Roundup 0 comments

Below is a sampling of quotes by BU experts on the road to power: Insight: As governor, Romney picked winners and losers of his own (Reuters): “That’s what governors do – they have to pick winners and losers. It’s a calculated risk that governors and state politicians take in an effort to get jobs.” Fred… MORE