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Media Mention August 14, 2020

Just How Far Will Trump Go?

LBJ's Donald F. Kettl offers some context for The Atlantic's Ronald Brownstein as he examines how "the president has dramatically accelerated the pace of his efforts to weaponize the federal government to his advantage."

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Media Mention August 12, 2020

Black Power scholar illustrates how MLK and Malcolm X influenced each other

Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X are frequently seen as opposing forces in the struggle for civil rights and against white supremacy; King is often portrayed as a nonviolent insider, while Malcolm X is characterized as a by-any-means-necessary political renegade. But author and Black Power scholar Peniel Joseph says the truth is more nuanced. He spoke with Terry Gross of "Fresh Air" about the ways the two leaders influenced one another, which he examines in his book, The Sword and the Shield: The Revolutionary Lives of Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr.

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Media Mention August 12, 2020

The Lawfare Podcast: Trump Takes Aim at TikTok and WeChat

LBJ's Sheena Greitens joined Bobby Chesney, director of the Strauss Center for International Security and Law, and Dr. Ronald Deibert, a professor of political science and the founder and director of The Citizen Lab at the University of Toronto's Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy, to talk about the Trump executive orders aimed at banning TikTok and WeChat from operating in the United States. They also discussed the larger U.S.-China relationship and the role of technology competition in that space.

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Media Mention August 11, 2020

Breaking out with a bar of soap

Prisoner advocates and policy experts like LBJ's Michele Deitch have been pushing for years for the creation of an independent oversight body to monitor and prevent recurring problems in state prisons, including poor conditions, medical care and security.

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Media Mention August 10, 2020

Decision 2020: Financial Relief and Election Impact

LBJ's Jeremi Suri talks about President Trump's latest executive orders, the economy and the 2020 election.

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Media Mention August 9, 2020

The only Texas prison reporting zero coronavirus cases is where inmates make soap. But that’s not what's credited with protecting it.

LBJ's Michele Deitch talks with the Texas Tribune about the protocols and policies enforced by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice at the Roach Unit, a state-run prison that is the only one in Texas that has reported no coronavirus cases.

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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

What it takes to build a nonpartisan pipeline for women candidates

"In a space dominated by Democratic groups, the LBJ Women's Campaign School highlights its nonpartisan approach in trying to help more women get elected to office. It's not that simple." LBJ Women's Campaign School Executive Director Amy Kroll (MPAff '20) talks with The 19th about the program's mission.

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Luci Baines Johnson talks with a group of Presidential Leadership Scholars
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 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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