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How did everything get so political?

March 22, 2023

Why do some issues become politicized? CU experts explain why, and how voting rights, climate change and abortion became rallying cries for political parties.

Industrial Workers of the World demonstration, New York City, 1914.

Under the iron heel: Author discusses ‘Wobblies’ and the capitalist war on radical workers

Feb. 20, 2023

Enjoy a Q&A with Professor Ahmed White, whose new book gives a dramatic, deeply researched account of how legal repression and vigilantism brought down the Wobblies, and how the destruction of their union haunts us to this day.

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7 things to know about the internet’s midlife crisis

Jan. 31, 2023

From the spread of misinformation and hate speech to significant gaps in access, freedom of connectivity and information on the internet is plagued by real and mounting challenges. So, how do we address those challenges, and who is responsible?

Congressman Joe Neguse, left, and US House of Representatives Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi

Why does climate policy lag science?

Jan. 26, 2023

Despite the Inflation Reduction Act, U.S. progress on climate change remains stuck in a climate conundrum, CU Boulder experts say, hampered by politics, complexity and the scope of the problem.

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Wealthy democracies have looser immigration policies, researchers find

Dec. 19, 2022

Researchers, including CU Boulder political scientist Adrian Shin, have found that rising inequality leads to stricter immigration policies in lower-income countries, whereas the opposite occurs in higher-income countries.

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Why only some voters have climate change on the brain this November

Nov. 4, 2022

Assistant Professor Matt Burgess discusses the political polarization of climate change and efforts to reduce it, as voters cast their ballots in the midterm elections.

Jan. 6 storming of the Capitol

Steve Bannon’s influence on conservative politics: Expert on alt-right explains

Oct. 19, 2022

The House committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol is expected to sentence former Trump aide Steve Bannon on Oct. 21. Professor Ben Teitelbaum offers insight on Bannon’s role in shaping conservative politics and how his actions have served to further his agenda.

President Donald Trump

15 scholars weigh Trump ‘corruption’

Oct. 10, 2022

An essay collection edited by CU Boulder anthropologists explores expanded notions of corruption in the Trump era. Corruption is endemic to the United States, the editors argue.

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How strong is Putin’s grip on power? Political scientist weighs in

Sept. 26, 2022

Amid surprising losses in Ukraine, “Putin appears to be determined to take down as many people with him as he can,” says CU Boulder’s Sarah Wilson Sokhey.

Joe Biden and Olivia Rodrigo removing sunglasses in the Oval Office

Politicians are getting older, but do voters care? Sort of

Aug. 17, 2022

President Joe Biden will turn 80 in November, making him the oldest U.S. president in history. A new study from a team of political scientists explores just how much everyday voters care about the age of their politicians.