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On the Passing of Candy Straight

We are deeply saddened by the sudden passing of Candy Straight yesterday and send our sympathy and condolences to her family and her many friends. Candy has worked closely with the Eagleton Institute of Politics and its Center for American Women and Politics for decades, and she has brought to our educational and programmatic initiatives her unceasing commitment to the brightest ideals of government and democracy.

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Congratulations to the Class of 2021!

This month, Eagleton held virtual programs to celebrate the achievements of both the Class of 2021 Undergraduate Associates and Graduate Fellows. Learn more about the graduating students and about U.S. District Court Judge Esther Salas who delivered inspirational keynote remarks.

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New Rutgers-Eagleton Polls

The Eagleton Center for Public Interest Polling released a series of new poll results about the pandemic, Governor Murphy's ratings, and the New Jersey Primary Election.

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News & Announcements

How Gender Shapes Public Opinion in American Politics

In this CAWP blog post, CAWP Research Associate Claire Gothreau spoke with Dr. Mary-Kate Lizotte (Augusta University) and CAWP Visiting Practitioner Kimberly Peeler-Allen about the dynamics of gender differences and how they shape the contours of American politics.

A son sacrificed his life for his parents — and all of us

Memorial Day, when we celebrate the lives of service members who have been killed while fulfilling their oaths to “preserve, protect and defend” the United States Constitution, should have a wider scope this year. In addition to honoring the fallen members of America’s military, we should also pause to honor the memory of a 20-year-old college student who, no less than our active duty soldiers, died defending America’s constitutional order.

Mitch McConnell once knew all about the filibuster’s racist history. What changed?

The Washington Post's The Monkey Cage blog published an op-ed written by Eagleton Professor Saladin Ambar. "The simple truth is that the filibuster — a Senate rule that allows for extended debate — was the most prominent tool employed to thwart the civil rights

Who's watching Big Tech? The dangers of using algorithms to fight extremism

The Hill published an op-ed written by John J. Farmer, Jr., the director of Eagleton. "[H]istory counsels caution today when, in the wake of the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol, our government has awakened belatedly to the danger of domestic extremism and has pledged tens of millions of dollars to arrest its spread. Although varying approaches are being proffered to the Biden administration, they are unified by identifying as a principal source of the problem the role of social media platforms’ algorithms in organizing and amplifying extremist messaging," wrote Farmer.

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