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Obama and Romney Avoid Affirmative Action in the Presidential Election

[youtube yDNplRoion4] In this video, Victor Sáenz, assistant professor of educational administration, discusses how race and education have been treated by the presidential candidates and why race in particular has been missing from the debate. Professor Sáenz’ research examines the

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Posted in Education, Party Politics

Rule of Law Must Prevail to Meet Global Challenges, Kerry Said

In a new generation of global challenges — including instability in finance and banking, poverty and political disenfranchisement, and climate change — promoting the rule of law is increasingly important, said U.S. Senator John F. Kerry at a talk Nov.

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Health Care Politics: Vouchers, Block Grants, Medicare and Medicaid

[youtube JW26RomA8Ns] Cossy Hough, of the School of Social Work, talks to Jim Henson about the presidential candidates’ different approaches to health care plans. Cossy Hough, LCSW, has been a social worker since 1992. She worked for several years as

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Student Voice: The Moral Cost Of Inaction In Syria

By Gustavo Fernandez The tragedy in Syria grows worse by the day. Battles between rebel forces and the Assad regime continue to rage across the country. With over 30,000 casualties and hundreds of thousands of refugees fleeing war-torn areas, the

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Student Voice: An Alternative to the “Lesser of Two Evils”

By Robert Love Can two party platforms effectively represent the opinion of 300 million Americans? If so, can you name the candidate who agrees with the majority of Americans on drug policy and defense spending? Better yet, why are President

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Posted in Foreign Policy, Healthcare, Party Politics

Student Voice: The Foreign Policy Case for Mitt Romney

By Rachel Hoff Those hoping for a debate on foreign policy during the final presidential face-off may have been disappointed last week. Both candidates continually circled back to domestic issues, defaulting to talking points on education and the auto bailout.

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Student Voice: Escape from Apathy

By Paulina Sosa With the 2012 presidential election around the corner, the political season is reaching a fever pitch. The debates and disagreements between the Republican and Democratic Party are more divisive and aggressive than ever. Now is the perfect

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Posted in Education, Party Politics

Foreign Policy: A Presidential Debate Analysis

[youtube 8f21BWEpBkM] In this third video in a series, LBJ School Lecturer Sherri Greenberg and LBJ School Associate Professor Alan Kuperman offer analysis of the third presidential debate and the foreign policy positions of both candidates. Greenberg, a former Texas

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Posted in Foreign Policy, Jobs and Economy

What the candidates’ words say about their personalities

[youtube yWE9V-P_q-Q] In this video, “Wordwatcher” Jamie Pennebaker tells us what the candidates’ speech patterns in the debates tell us about their personalities and how they differ from past presidents. James W. Pennebaker is the Regents Centennial Professor of Liberal

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Social Media and the Economy: A Presidential Debate Analysis

[youtube CgWvinYGzLU] In this second video in a series, former Texas State Representative Sherri Greenberg, director of the LBJ School’s Center for Politics and Governance, offers her analysis of the major issues that arose in the second presidential debate. Greenberg

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Posted in Gender Gap, Politics and Media

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