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Christina Kinane on how presidents sidestep the Senate confirmation process

May 6, 2021
Presidential nominees to top-level executive positions make headlines, and occasionally produce drama, but their experiences in the media’s glare do not provide a full...
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Greg Huber and Ebonya Washington elected to the American Academy of Arts & Sciences

April 29, 2021
Two CSAP faculty affiliates were among the 252 accomplished individuals recently elected to the American Academy of Arts & Sciences.  Our congratulations go out to...
map of the US 2016 presidential election results by county (Ali Zifan via Wikimedia Commons)

Swing vote 'trumped' turnout in 2016 election: Results of a new study by CSAP affiliates

April 21, 2021
Swing voters in battleground states delivered Donald Trump his unexpected victory in the 2016 presidential election, suggests a new study coauthored by Yale political...
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Stephen Skowronek and John Dearborn Publish New Book on Executive Power and the Deep State

April 1, 2021
As president, Donald Trump took an expansive view of his executive power. He demanded loyalty of administrators. And when professionals in the federal bureaucracy appeared to...
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Greg Huber and Jen Wu Study Partisan Differences in Social Distancing Behavior

March 22, 2021
CSAP affiliates Gregory Huber and Jennifer Wu have published a new study that identifies social norms and beliefs as a potential explanation for the partisan difference...
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New study uncovers flaws in process for maintaining state voter rolls

March 4, 2021
States regularly use administrative records, such as motor-vehicle data, in determining whether people have moved to prune their voter rolls. A Yale-led study of this process...
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Kelly Rader publishes a new paper on racial unfairness and US fiscal politics

February 3, 2021
The perception that the U.S. government distributes money unfairly across racial lines is a major driver of public opposition to federal spending, argues a new study co-...