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Obama and Romney Avoid Affirmative Action in the Presidential Election

[youtube yDNplRoion4] In this video, Victor Sáenz, assistant professor of educational administration, discusses how race and education have been treated by the presidential candidates and why race in particular has been missing from the debate. Professor Sáenz’ research examines the

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Posted in Education, Party Politics

Health Care Politics: Vouchers, Block Grants, Medicare and Medicaid

[youtube JW26RomA8Ns] Cossy Hough, of the School of Social Work, talks to Jim Henson about the presidential candidates’ different approaches to health care plans. Cossy Hough, LCSW, has been a social worker since 1992. She worked for several years as

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Foreign Policy: A Presidential Debate Analysis

[youtube 8f21BWEpBkM] In this third video in a series, LBJ School Lecturer Sherri Greenberg and LBJ School Associate Professor Alan Kuperman offer analysis of the third presidential debate and the foreign policy positions of both candidates. Greenberg, a former Texas

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Posted in Foreign Policy, Jobs and Economy

Social Media and the Economy: A Presidential Debate Analysis

[youtube CgWvinYGzLU] In this second video in a series, former Texas State Representative Sherri Greenberg, director of the LBJ School’s Center for Politics and Governance, offers her analysis of the major issues that arose in the second presidential debate. Greenberg

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Posted in Gender Gap, Politics and Media

Could Israel and foreign policy swing the election?

[youtube IaiLA8F1W5c] In this video, LBJ School Professor Alan Kuperman discusses how voters weigh foreign policy issues in the coming election. Alan Kuperman is an associate professor in the LBJ School of Public Affairs. Kuperman teaches courses in global policy studies. He

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The role of black churches in the 2012 election

[youtube ocRMvoEl4YU] In this conversation, Associate Professor of Government, Eric McDaniel, discusses how religious institutions become involved in politics and how they will influence black political behavior this election season. Eric L. McDaniel is an associate professor of Government and an

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Posted in Party Politics, Religion

Medicare and Tax Plans: A Presidential Debate Analysis

Medicare and Tax Plans: A Presidential Debate Analysis

In this video, Former Texas State Representative Sherri Greenberg offers her analysis of the most pressing issues uncovered in the first presidential debate between President Barack Obama and Governor Mitt Romney. Greenberg, the director of the Center for Politics and Governance, hones in on the candidates’ tax plans and changes to the Medicare program.

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Posted in Healthcare, Jobs and Economy, Party Politics

Hispanic voters in 2012 and beyond

[youtube KXaN9YBDYx8] In this video, Luis Zayas, dean of the School of Social Work, discusses the importance of Hispanic voters in current and future elections. Luis Zayas is the Centennial Professor in Leadership for Community, Professional, and Corporate Excellence and

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Posted in Education, Healthcare, Immigration, Jobs and Economy, Party Politics

Do business ethics scandals affect political campaigns?

[youtube mZNUg2lwjz0] In this conversation, McCombs School of Business Professor Robert Prentice discusses the impact of business ethics scandals on presidential election strategy.   Robert Prentice is a lawyer with a focus on corporate governance, regulatory oversight and ethical decision making.

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Posted in Ethics, Jobs and Economy

Anxiety in political advertising

[youtube 6cR72m2L3xI] In this conversation with Jim Henson, Assistant Professor Bethany Albertson discusses how political candidates use advertising to incite a range of emotions in voters and what voters can expect heading into the general election. Dr. Bethany Albertson is

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Posted in Advertising, Ethics, Party Politics, Politics and Media, Religion

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