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SCOTUS and gay marriage

November 30th, 2012 in Law, Opinion 0 comments

The Supreme Court is expected to decide soon on whether it will hear cases on gay marriage. The following opinion piece was written by Linda McClain, professor of Law at Boston University’s School of Law and an authority on family law and policy. Like other legal scholars, I believe it would be prudent for the… MORE

New website highlights importance of federally funded research

November 19th, 2012 in Science, University News 0 comments

Three organizations representing America’s research universities today launched a website that aims to inform policymakers and the public of the impact that the upcoming budget sequester would have on federal funding for university research.  The organizations – the Association of American Universities (AAU), the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) and The Science Coalition… MORE

Israel must fight

November 19th, 2012 in Opinion 0 comments

The following opinion piece was written by Tamar Frankel, professor of law at Boston University’s School of Law. People in the south of Israel have been living for months with a shower of deadly rockets. Yet, Jews that respond to deadly attacks are condemned. Why don’t Israelis pack up and flee? They won’t leave because Israel… MORE

Campaign 2012: Election Day

November 6th, 2012 in Campaign 2012, Politics 0 comments

Our series “Campaign 2012” was introduced in June 2011. Several Boston University professors were asked to give their views on the key issues that would face the candidates. Now that Election Day has arrived, our experts will be sharing their analysis and insights with various media outlets throughout the day: Tom Whalen, expert on American… MORE

Campaign 2012: Income stagnation & Mitt Romney’s crocodile tears

November 5th, 2012 in Campaign 2012, Opinion, Politics 0 comments

The following opinion piece was written by David Weil, professor of markets, public policy and law at Boston University’s School of Management. When Mitt Romney discusses the stagnation of income for the American middle class, he lays the blame at the feet of President Obama. It is particularly ironic hearing the former governor citing income… MORE

Campaign 2012: Key New England Senate races

November 5th, 2012 in Campaign 2012, Politics, Videos 0 comments

Control of the U.S. Senate is up for grabs as several races across the country remain too close to call. Presidential historian and political expert Tom Whalen discusses the key races in New England that will likely play a role in which party will gain control. Contact Whalen at 978-888-3131; tjw64@bu.edu

Campaign 2012: Why taxes matter in the 2012 presidential election

November 2nd, 2012 in Campaign 2012, Politics 0 comments

From the fiscal cliff and Mitt Romney’s “47%” comment to tax cuts and the deficit, taxes have played a significant role in the 2012 presidential election. The following Boston University School of Law tax experts are available for comment: David Walker, an expert on taxation, corporations, and law & economics. Contact Walker at 617-353-3174; diwalker@bu.edu…. MORE

1952 Massachusetts Senate race

November 1st, 2012 in Politics, Videos 0 comments

The 1952 Massachusetts Senate race pitted two of the state’s most distinguished families against each other: the Republican Lodges and the Democratic Kennedys. On the 50th anniversary of the race, presidential historian Tom Whalen, author of Kennedy versus Lodge: The 1952 Massachusetts Senate Race, discusses the race that marked the beginning of the Kennedy political… MORE