I voted stickers

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.

Vladimir Putin sits next to Sergei Shoigu

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.

Taiwan landscape and skyscrapers

How Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan impacts Chinese-American relations

Aug. 9, 2022

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's recent visit to Taiwan has fueled a mounting crisis between China and the United States. William Wei, professor of modern Chinese history, spoke about the significance of Pelosi’s visit and its implications on Chinese-American relations.

Power plants

What the SCOTUS ruling on EPA and emissions means for climate change

July 11, 2022

Colorado Law's Jonathan Skinner-Thompson discusses the U.S. Supreme Court ruling on West Virginia v. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), limiting the EPA’s authority under a provision of the Clean Air Act to regulate greenhouse gas emissions from the power sector.

'Abortion is a right' sign at a rally in Pittsburgh

How the end of Roe v. Wade could shape women’s futures

May 5, 2022

In the wake of this week's leak about a private Supreme Court vote to strike down Roe v. Wade, CU Boulder sociologist Amanda Stevenson discusses how such a ruling could impact women's mortality and the way they live their lives.

Matt Burgess, Renae Marshall, and Joe Neguse

US Reps. Neguse and Curtis discuss bipartisan ways to address climate change

April 22, 2022

The two lawmakers discussed shared motivations, opportunities for consensus-building and how to reduce political polarization around climate change to an audience of more than 150 people.

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Injustice in juvenile courts: Investigative series wins Al Nakkula Award

March 21, 2022

An investigative reporting series into the juvenile justice system in Rutherford County, Tennessee, won the 2022 Al Nakkula Award for Police Reporting, co-sponsored by The Denver Press Club and CU Boulder College of Media, Communication and Information. The series revealed systemic injustice, sparked reform and demonstrated expert reporting on a secretive system.