I shall post videos, graphs, news stories, and other material there. We shall use some of this material in class, and you may review the rest at your convenience. You will all receive invitations to post to the blog. (Please let me know if you do not get such an invitation.) I encourage you to use the blog in these ways:
To post questions or comments about the readings before we discuss them in class;
To follow up on class discussions with additional comments or questions.
To post relevant news items or videos.

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Sunday, April 3, 2016

SCOTUS Nomination, the GOP & Public Opinion

This is an interesting article about public opinion surrounding the Supreme Court nominee. Because only 33% of Americans approve of waiting until the next president is in the White House to consider nominees to the SCOTUS, the GOP is risking its public opinion by impeding consideration. It would not hurt the GOP’s public image nearly as much if it were to at least nominally consider Merrick Garland’s nomination. Republican approval rating in Congress sits at 15% and disapproval is over 80%, both of which are motivations for the Republicans to at least think about talking about a nominee.

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