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Professor Ken Mayer plays “stump the professor” with a group of kindergarten students in his American politics class. - Kenneth R. Mayer

Professor Dave Weimer writes about changing corporate taxation in The Hill. - David L. Weimer

Professor Dave Weimer writes about changing corporate taxation on the blog The Policy Space.  - David L. Weimer

Professor Jon Pevehouse talks about Syria and his Introduction to International Relations course in this Capital Times article.  - Jon C. W. Pevehouse

The Wisconsin in Washington students recently meet with Speaker Paul Ryan (photos by Ben Goodwin) -

Professor Yoshiko Herrera discusses President Trump's ties to Russia on Deutsche Welle. - Yoshiko M. Herrera

The UW Alumni Association announced its Under 40 award recipients for 2017 and 4 of the 8 were PoliSci alumni!  -

Professor Yoshiko Herrera talks about the choice of Jon Huntsman as ambassador to Russia with Sputnik news. - Yoshiko M. Herrera

Professor Owens discusses how a recent Supreme Court decision could "blow a hole through the side of the jurisprudential barn."  - Ryan Owens

Professor David Canon talks about the electoral college on Viewpoints radio. - David Canon

Professor Yoshiko Herrera discusses the possibilities for the next US ambassador to Russia in this Christian Science Monitor story. - Yoshiko M. Herrera

Elections Research Center - By classifying voters as strategically "important" or "unimportant," campaigns' online advertising algorithms decide who receives political information in a manner that reinforces political information inequalities. Young Mie Kim reverse-engineers campaigns' digital advertising strategies. -

Political Advertising in 2016: The Presidential Election as an outlier?: The Forum -

Elections Research Center - Social desirabilty bias in the 2016 Presidential election: The Forum -

Although 2016 was a highly unusual year for gender politics, the voting decisions of men and women were largely consistent with past elections. Barry Burden, Evan Crawford, and Michael DeCrescenzo ask why. - Barry Burden, Evan Crawford, Michael DeCrescenzo

Byron Shafer and Regina Wagner examine how the 2016 election fit in the aggregate pattern of party control in US politics, or does it have the potential to change the pattern in The Forum. - Byron E. Shafer, Regina Wagner

Political Science affiliate Mike Wagner and coauthors write about “Ideological Heterogeneity and the Rise of Donald Trump,” in The Forum.  -

Professor Ryan Owens writes about reforming the nomination process for the U.S. Supreme Court in the Washington Examiner. - Ryan Owens

Professor Kathy Cramer’s work on rural resentment is featured in this article in the Wisconsin State Journal. - Katherine J. Cramer

Professor Ken Mayer talks about the recent turmoil in the White House on Wisconsin Public Television’s “Here and Now.” - Kenneth R. Mayer