Listen: Cal Jillson, Political Science, How Would a Border Shutdown Affect Our Economy?

WBAP Originally Posted: April 2, 2019 With President Trump considering a border shutdown, the question is raised of how it will affect our economy. SMU Political Science Professor Cal Jillson joined the WBAP Morning News to weigh in on what might happen. LISTEN

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Listen: Dr. Matthew Wilson On the Democrat Reaction About the Mueller Report

WBAP Originally Posted: March 25, 2019 Several Democrats have responded to the news that President Trump did not obstruct justice, and that no evidence of collusion with Russia was found. SMU Political Science Professor Dr. Matthew Wilson joined the Morning News to discuss these reactions. LISTEN

By | 2019-03-27T10:30:38-07:00 March 27th, 2019|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Faculty News, Political Science|Comments Off on Listen: Dr. Matthew Wilson On the Democrat Reaction About the Mueller Report

Political science professor quoted in Texas Monthly

Texas Monthly Originally Posted: March 15, 2019 Joaquin Castro “All But Certain” to Challenge John Cornyn for U.S. Senate, Source Says Joaquin Castro, the Democratic congressman from San Antonio, “is all but certain” to enter next year’s race for U.S. Senate and take on incumbent Republican John Cornyn, a source familiar with Castro’s thinking said Thursday. The move would profoundly change the dynamics of the 2020 campaign and put Texas squarely on center stage, with two Texans already in the Democratic primary race and Joaquin taking on a longtime Republican senator who many see as vulnerable, especially during a presidential election year. “We’ll be making an announcement in the very near future,” said Matthew Jones, Castro’s campaign adviser. “This instantly makes the race very competitive,” [...]

By | 2019-03-15T16:46:54-07:00 March 18th, 2019|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Faculty News, Political Science|Comments Off on Political science professor quoted in Texas Monthly

James Hollifield, Tower Center, despite Trump’s wall fixation, Latino immigration to US has plummeted

Yahoo News Originally Posted: March 3, 2019 Despite US President Donald Trump’s lurid rhetoric on a "crisis" at the Mexican border, census data reveals the number of new arrivals from Latin America has fallen considerably since 2010, as the rate of immigration from Asia has taken off. Trump’s hang-up over Latin American immigration across the Mexican borderreached its apogee with his February 15 announcement of a national emergency in order to circumvent Congress and "build a wall" – the signature promise of his 2016 campaign. This declaration was rejected by the House of Representatives and faces a tight Senate vote. Although Latino immigration remains the primary focus of Trump’s nativist tendencies, 2017 census data (which is anonymous) analysed by The Brookings Institution shows that, since [...]

By | 2019-03-12T08:10:13-07:00 March 12th, 2019|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Faculty News, Political Science|Comments Off on James Hollifield, Tower Center, despite Trump’s wall fixation, Latino immigration to US has plummeted

Listen: Beto O’Rourke 2020 Decision Expected Soon

iheartRadio Originally Posted: Feb. 25, 2019 The clock is ticking and political observers in Texas and across the country are growing more anxious over what Beto O'Rourke will decide to do in 2020. The former El Paso Congressman and 2018 Texas U.S. Senate candidate recently told Oprah Winfrey he hoped to decide on a possible presidential run by the end of the month, which is now just a few days away. Other possibilities for O'Rourke include a challenge to Sen. John Cornyn next year, or a possible vice presidential spot on a Democratic ticket. The only thing that appears certain is that O'Rourke will run for something. Since the start of the year, he has made several high-profile appearances to garner attention, including the Oprah [...]

By | 2019-02-26T10:21:00-07:00 February 26th, 2019|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Faculty News, Political Science|Comments Off on Listen: Beto O’Rourke 2020 Decision Expected Soon

Political Science Professor, Matthew Wilson, Quoted in USA Today

USA Today Originally Posted: Feb. 5, 2019 This is an excerpt from the USA Today article. To read the full article click here. "(Trump's) electoral winning coalition was razor-thin to being with, and he has done nothing to reach out to new constituencies," said Matthew Wilson, a political science professor at Southern Methodist University. "The danger is that many moderate Republicans who were not Trump ‘base’ voters, but who gave him a chance in 2016, have been alienated and will either stay home or defect in 2020.” _________________________________________ President Donald Trump – who once described himself as “very pro-choice” – burnished his anti-abortion credentials during his State of the Union addressTuesday night with harsh attacks on recent state actions. Trump charged lawmakers in New York with having [...]

By | 2019-02-07T09:59:39-07:00 February 8th, 2019|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Faculty News|Comments Off on Political Science Professor, Matthew Wilson, Quoted in USA Today

Trump’s State of the Union Address: Touchy Topics and Words to Own

SMU News Originally Posted: February 5, 2019 This is an excerpt from an SMU news release. To read the full article click here. SMU experts are available to analyze political landmines and presidential goals in the runup to the Feb. 5 State of the Union address. Ignore the Talk of Impeachment? Jeffrey Engel, director, SMU Center for Presidential History 979-450-9437, jaengel@smu.edu “Our last two presidents to face such open talk of impeachment chose different tacks in addressing the issue during their State of the Union,” Engel said. “Richard Nixon mentioned it, seven months before he was forced from office one step ahead of the impeachment posse: It was time to bring the Watergate investigations to an end, he said. Bill Clinton addressed the nation during his [...]

By | 2019-02-05T11:09:44-07:00 February 5th, 2019|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Faculty News, History, Political Science|Comments Off on Trump’s State of the Union Address: Touchy Topics and Words to Own

SMU professor discusses shutdown agreement

FOX 4 Originally Posted: Jan. 28, 2019 Feb. 15 is the next deadline for Congress and the President to avoid another partial government shutdown. SMU political science professor Cal Jillson provides some perspective. President Trump said the odds of a deal to avoid another shutdown are 50/50. WATCH

By | 2019-01-29T08:27:37-07:00 January 29th, 2019|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Faculty News, Political Science|Comments Off on SMU professor discusses shutdown agreement

SMU Students Explore Research Avenues at the Library of Congress

Dedman College News Originally Posted: Jan. 1, 2019 Dr. Joseph F. Kobylka, Altshuler Distinguished Teaching Professor, leads a Supreme Court seminar of 12 undergraduates every other spring, which allows these exceptional students to conduct research using the papers of Supreme Court justices in the Library of Congress. Read on to learn more about how the class came to be and experiences from some of his students. Dr. Kobylka on the origins of the Supreme Court Seminar: I have been doing research in the Library of Congress since the mid-1990s as a part of the research for my biography of former Justice Blackmun. In addition to uncovering a wealth of previously unknown-to-the-public information, working in the case files of Justices Marshall, Brennan, Blackmun, and White and [...]

By | 2019-01-03T08:42:14-07:00 January 7th, 2019|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Events, Faculty News, Political Science, Undergraduate News|Comments Off on SMU Students Explore Research Avenues at the Library of Congress

SMU professor talks about a shutdown showdown

FOX4 Originally Posted: December 21, 2018 Even without a shutdown, this week is being called the most chaotic week in Donald Trump's two years in office. SMU political science professor Cal Jillson talked to Good Day about the border wall funding, government shutdown, Russian investigation, Syria and more. WATCH

By | 2019-01-02T07:21:37-07:00 December 22nd, 2018|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Faculty News, Political Science|Comments Off on SMU professor talks about a shutdown showdown
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