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Politics

Lady Bird's legacy
Published Spring 2021
A SAIS alum's new biography reveals the first lady's power and influence in LBJ's White House / Johns Hopkins Magazine
Election night's crystal ball?
Published Spring 2021
Leading GOP millennial pollster Kristen Soltis Anderson has learned a vital lesson in prognosticating: Always ask what you could be missing.\ / Johns Hopkins Magazine
Coronavirus
Link found between state governors' political parties and COVID-19 case and death rates
Published March 11, 2021
Analysis finds that states with Republican governors had higher case and death rates beginning last summer through 2020
Q+A
The Capitol insurrectionists and the lingering threat of extremist violence
Published Jan 14, 2021
Eugene Finkel, an expert in violence, state collapse, and social change, discusses what we know about the rioters who attacked the U.S. Capitol one week ago and how the nation can confront the emerging threat of domestic terrorism
Explorations of the past and present
Published Winter 2020
The seven short stories in "The Office of Historical Corrections," Danielle Evans' latest collection, revolve around characters wrestling with the long shadows of the past. / Johns Hopkins Magazine
Arts
Forging friendships across political divides
Published Nov 6, 2020
SNF Agora Institute, Peabody Institute, and Hopkins at Home host a free radio broadcast of the celebrated opera 'Scalia/Ginsburg' this weekend
Election 2020
In election's wake, a call for humility, empathy, and understanding
Published Nov 4, 2020
While votes continue to be counted, SAIS Dean Eliot Cohen shares his insights about the lessons we still haven't learned from 2016
Q+A
Election fallout: Could partisan division prompt civil upheaval?
Published Nov 3, 2020
Political scientist Eugene Finkel discusses the threat of large-scale violence in response to the 2020 general election—regardless of who wins
Perspective
As election concludes, patience is critical
Published Nov 3, 2020
The job of voters will soon be done, but in a high-stakes election that promises a historic turnout, the winners may not soon be known, JHU political scientist Robert Lieberman writes
SNF Agora Institute
How race is shaping the 2020 election
Published Nov 2, 2020
Scholars discuss the evolution of the Black Lives Matter movement, Donald Trump's political maneuvering, and historical precedents that shaped America