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Mueller Report Book Club: Volume II, Obstruction of Justice, with Quinta Jurecic

May 17th, 2019, 11:39pm by Sam Wang

…and here’s our podcast on Volume II. Our guest is the incomparable Quinta Jurecic, of Lawfareblog.

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Tags: 2016 Election · President · U.S. Institutions

Your weekend book club: The Mueller Report

May 10th, 2019, 9:26am by Sam Wang

Been meaning to pick up that Mueller Report, but gotten a little scare of its heft? Wondering what all the fuss is about? Concerned for your democracy? We have the answer for you! In the latest episode of Politics And Polls, Julian Zelizer launch our book club on the Mueller Report. This week we do […]

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Tags: 2016 Election · President · Princeton · U.S. Institutions

The Electoral College: Origins, Consequences, and Flaws

January 27th, 2019, 11:14pm by Sam Wang

I have some thoughts on the Electoral College. I hope you don’t mind the Twitter format! You can also see a single-page version here thanks to ThreadReaderApp. Actually, no. For example, in 2016 the minimum number of jurisdictions needed to reach Hillary Clinton’s popular majority was 39 states plus DC. But let’s get serious. Let’s […]

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Tags: President · U.S. Institutions

The Authoritarian Checklist – John Brennan / Peter Strzok update, August 2018

August 15th, 2018, 3:35pm by Sam Wang

John Brennan’s public service: -CIA station chief in Saudi Arabia -CIA chief of staff -Director of Terrorist Threat Integration Center -Director of National Counter terrorism Center -White House Homeland Security Adviser -CIA director -Briefed three presidents — Philip Rucker (@PhilipRucker) August 15, 2018 I’ve left this topic alone for some time, but we must revisit […]

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Tags: President · U.S. Institutions

Politics and Polls: Can Trump Actually Shut Down the Mueller Investigation?

March 22nd, 2018, 4:45pm by Sam Wang

As Trump hostility to Mueller’s investigation heats up, can he actually shut it down? On Politics And Polls, I talk to Fordham Law professor and Trump-investigation expert Jed Shugerman about fail-safes that Mueller may have put in place, and legal theories of the case. Listen to the new Politics & Polls! Oh, and in case […]

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Tags: President · U.S. Institutions

Fall Football Lecture: Can Math Help Fix Bugs in Democracy?

November 11th, 2017, 12:14pm by Sam Wang

During college football season, the Princeton Alumni Association hosts fall lectures for people who come back to campus for the home games. This morning I gave the pregame lecture for the Yale game. My topic: can math help repair partisan gerrymandering and the Electoral College? Great audience, great questions. There is no video available. However, […]

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Tags: President · Princeton · Redistricting · U.S. Institutions

Making Every Vote Count: Election reform and the National Popular Vote Compact

October 7th, 2017, 11:02am by Sam Wang

.@SamWangPhD was great. He calculates that 1/3 of future POTUS elections will put loser of popular vote in WH, giving 5 states huge power. https://t.co/A8c8h0bYKK — Laurence Tribe (@tribelaw) October 7, 2017 This morning I was on CNN (watch it here) with Mike Smerconish to talk about replacing the Electoral College with a national popular […]

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Tags: President · U.S. Institutions

Politics & Polls: Charlottesville and our broken public discourse

August 17th, 2017, 12:09pm by Sam Wang

The route between public outrage and consequences for President Trump seems quite broken. Why? Julian Zelizer and I chew it over in the new Politics & Polls. The opening is especially lively. Later we get into the regular nerdery.

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Tags: Politics · President

Benjamin Wittes on Politics & Polls

July 13th, 2017, 4:52pm by Sam Wang

Benjamin Wittes of Lawfare joined Julian Zelizer and me today on Politics & Polls. He gave us an unsparing look at potential crimes & what the Trump-Russia scandal looks like to the national-security community. Listen: http://wws.princeton.edu/news-and-events/news/item/politics-polls-51-trump-russia-story-benjamin-wittes

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Tags: President · Princeton · U.S. Institutions

Overcoming your own brain’s bias in the Comey/Trump case

June 7th, 2017, 6:21pm by Sam Wang

Our brains have powerful biases that help us maintain a coherent world view. However, sometimes those biases prevent us from integrating new evidence well. Today, the release of former FBI director James Comey provides an example. Most readers on the left and the right see it as powerful evidence that President Trump attempted to obstruct […]

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Tags: Politics · President