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Faculty Research and Achievements

Faculty Research and Achievements

Media Mention August 9, 2020

COVID-19 and the California prison crisis: 24th San Quentin inmate dies last Friday

LBJ's Michele Deitch talks with the Naked Capitalism blog about California's decision to transfer prisoners infected with COVID-19 into San Quentin, in opposition to her recommendations

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Media Mention August 7, 2020

Targeting WeChat, Trump takes aim at China’s bridge to the world

The all-purpose app, which the administration is restricting along with TikTok, is how many Chinese living abroad stay in touch with one another, and with people back home. LBJ's Sheena Greitens talks about the consequences of the Trump administration's actions toward WeChat, and how it's fighting stated policy goals.

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Media Mention August 7, 2020

A look at Susan Rice, Benghazi, and unmasking

LBJ's Alan Kuperman shares his impression of former UN Ambassador Susan Rice, who was under consideration as a possible running mate for Joe Biden. 

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Media Mention August 6, 2020

Texas regulators want oil companies 'flaring' less gas

Oil wells in Texas produce a lot of excess natural gas, and the Texas Railroad Commission, the group that regulates oil and gas in that state, said Tuesday it's implementing changes in the hopes of reducing the amount that gets burned off in a process called flaring. LBJ's Varun Rai talks about methods of data collection to monitor the practice of flaring natural gas.

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Media Mention August 5, 2020

COVID-19 is pummeling crowded Texas jails, including in Bexar County

As COVID-19 rages and populations rise, jails are struggling to prevent COVID-19 outbreaks. And when they do occur, facilities have trouble keeping sick inmates separate from others in the general population. Local jails across Texas are filling up with inmates ready to be sent to state prisons. At the Bexar County Jail, nearly 400 inmates set to be transferred to the state system have yet to be picked up. LBJ's Michele Deitch joins a panel of experts to weigh in. 

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Media Mention August 5, 2020

Biden eyes historic opportunity as Trump’s star wanes in Texas

"Texas is the political holy grail in the U.S. With 38 electoral college votes — second only to solidly Democratic California — the stakes are huge, with victory erasing the need to win most of the more traditional swing states." LBJ's Sherri Greenberg talks about how former Joe Biden and Donald Trump are facing off in Texas in 2020. 

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Media Mention August 5, 2020

What role does China play in U.S. politics?

From its role as a punching bag in the presidential race to it being the target of executive, legislative, and judicial actions, China looms large in American politics. In 2020, that presence is overwhelmingly a negative one. But China hasn't always been such a lightning rod in U.S. politics. LBJ's Sheena Chestnut Greitens talks with Ian Hutchinson of the U.S.-China Business Council about how we got to this point and what the future might hold. 

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Media Mention August 5, 2020

Trump's TikTok drama is a distraction

WIRED talks to several experts on China about President Trump's statement that he is "banning" TikTok from the United States.

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Media Mention August 5, 2020

This is Democracy – Prison Reform Revisited: COVID, Black Lives Matter, and New Opportunities for Reform

LBJ's Michele Deitch joins LBJ's Jeremi Suri on his podcast to talk about criminal justice and prison reform in light of BLM protests and COVID-19.

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Media Mention August 4, 2020

This is the hardliner China chose to oversee Hong Kong security

LBJ's Sheena Greitens offes thoughts on Zheng Yanxiong, Hong Kong's new new security chief

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