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AU Newsmakers 2.12-2.19, 2021
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What Comes After Impeachment
Chris Edelson, assistant professor of public affairs, spoke to Newsweek about the future of the Republican Party following the acquittal of former President Donald Trump. Capri Cafaro, executive-in-residence in the School of Public Affairs, discussed the topic with AFP, and David Barker, director of the Center for Congressional and Presidential Studies, spoke to the Voice of America. Professor of History Laura Beers wrote an article for The Washington Post about the trial's impact. Daniel Freeman, fellow in residence in the School of Public Affairs, appeared on Fox NewsNow to discuss the trial. (2/13, 2/14, 2/15, 2/17)

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LGBTQ Rights Advocate Sarah McBride
CBS Sunday News spoke to AU alumna Sarah McBride about her incredible journey, her advocacy work for LGBTQ Americans, and her new role as Delaware State Senator. (2/13)

Faculty Authors
Trump Changed How the U.S. Assigns the Label 'Terrorist.' Can the Biden Administration Change it Back?
Manuel Reinert, Ph.D. candidate in the School of International Service, cowrote an article for The Washington Post about how the U.S. assigns the label ‘terrorist' to foreign groups. Reinert and his co-author wrote, “The United States uses the designation to achieve key security and foreign policy goals.” (2/12)
Like World War I and Other Epic Events, COVID-19 Could Create the Next Lost Generation
Scott Bass, professor of public affairs, wrote an op-ed for USA Today about the impact COVID-19 will have on young people. Bass wrote, “The residues of this pandemic will remain etched as stains upon America's youth.” (2/13)
Thank You, Rush Limbaugh, For My Feminism
Associate Professor of Literature Melissa Scholes Young wrote an essay on the impact of conservative pundit Rush Limbaugh's rhetoric for Ms. Magazine. Scholes Young wrote, “Limbaugh preached an anti-feminist message against political, economic, and social equality of the sexes.” (2/18)

We've Been Cooped Up With Our Families for Almost a Year. This Is the Result.
Gray Kimbrough, economist in the School of Public Affairs, spoke to The Washington Post about how Americans have been spending their time indoors during the pandemic. Kimbrough said, “We probably watch significantly more [TV] now, but it was already really high.” (2/16)
Challenges to COVID-19 Lockdowns Have Been Mostly Losing in Court
Washington College of Law Professor Lindsay Wiley spoke to The Wall Street Journal about legal challenges to COVID-19 lockdowns. Wiley said, “It's been remarkable how much they've upheld restrictions.” (2/13)
The Helix Is a Distraction. Amazon's New Headquarters Will Change More Than Just Its Arlington Neighborhood.
Founding Director of the Metropolitan Policy Center Derek Hyra spoke to The Washington Post about how Amazon's headquarters in Virginia will change the surrounding area. (2/18)
Has Trump Permanently Altered U.S. Foreign Policy?
James Goldgeier, professor at the School of International Service, spoke to Foreign Affairs Magazine about Donald Trump's impact on U.S. foreign policy. Goldgeier said, “He weakened it, and rebuilding it will require patience and humility.” Goldgeier also spoke to Al Jazeera America about American foreign policy. (2/16)
Debates Over Beijing's Derelict Old Summer Palace Are About More Than History
Ying-Chen Peng, assistant professor of art, spoke to CNN about debates over restoring Beijing's Old Summer Palace. Peng said, “I'm just glad that we have seen the dimension of the discussion grow more and more diverse.” (2/13)
AU Experts Discuss Extremism and Extremist Groups
Aram Sinnreich, professor of communication, and Brian Hughes, associate director of the Polarization and Extremism Research & Innovation Lab, spoke to WJLA about extremist groups' online activity. Hughes also spoke to The Economist about the kinds of literature consumed by right-wing extremists. Kurt Braddock, assistant professor of communication, spoke to CBS News about the misinformation that fueled the Capitol riot. PERIL Director Cynthia Miller-Idriss spoke to MSNBC about the financial backgrounds of the rioters. (2/15, 2/18, 2/14, 2/13)
Biden's Pick for Ambassador to Israel Expected by Summer
Dan Arbell, scholar-in-residence at the Center for Israel Studies, spoke to the Jerusalem Post about President Biden's pick for U.S. ambassador to Israel. Arbell said, “Nominating ambassadors would take time.” (2/15)
Democrats Propose a New Immigration Bill
Associate Professor of Sociology, Ernesto Castaneda-Tinoco spoke with Univision on the new immigration bill that was introduced in Congress on Thursday. Castaneda said, “Many think this immigration bill is too ambitious, and it would be best to pass it through smaller bills.” (2/18)
Most Freelancers are Unfamiliar with the Process of Paying Taxes
Caroline Bruckner, managing director of the Kogod Tax Policy Center joined Yahoo! Finance Live to discuss the biggest challenges that gig economy and freelance workers will face this tax season and how COVID-19 is impacting them. Bruckner said, “Most freelancers are unfamiliar with the process of paying taxes and don't realize it's a pay-as-you-go system.” (2/19)

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