McCormack Speaks

October 12, 2016
by McCormack Speaks
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Prospects for Obamacare Under the New Presidency

by Professor Amit Patel
Department of Public Policy and Public Affairs

For a while during the second presidential debate, it seemed like policy issues might never come up and the evening will only be dedicated to various scandals: Bill Clinton’s infidelities, Hillary Clinton’s emails and, the now-infamous Donald Trump video that had dominated headlines just before the debate night. Thankfully, in this town hall-style debate format, one of the members asked a question on a specific policy – Affordable Care Act (ACA), aka Obamacare.

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September 26, 2016
by justinmaher
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Where Is an Election Year Sully?

by Paul Kowert
Graduate Program in International Relations

During an election season when both major party candidates are plagued by historic levels of unpopularity, Clint Eastwood’s new movie is a breath of fresh air. Sometimes, we yearn for a hero, and Capt. Chesley Sullenberger fits the bill. He had the right stuff to set US Airways Flight 1549 safely down in the Hudson River on a cold January afternoon in 2009. If only our politicians had the same skill. Yet in politics, and in aviation, having the right stuff is not quite what it seems in the movies.

Read more of Kowert’s op-ed in the Boston Herald.

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