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Obama and Romney Avoid Affirmative Action in the Presidential Election

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 experiences of

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

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 a community-based

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Foreign Policy: A Presidential Debate Analysis

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 State Representative

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Social Media and the Economy: A Presidential Debate Analysis

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 covers the

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Could Israel and foreign policy swing the election?

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 is also

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The role of black churches in the 2012 election

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 affiliate of

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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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Hispanic voters in 2012 and beyond

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 dean of

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Do business ethics scandals affect political campaigns?

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. He is

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Anxiety in political advertising

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 associate professor

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