Peter Egge Langsather, Haakon Gjerlow, and Martin G. Soyland (Oslo): Is All PR Good PR? How the Content of Media Exposure Affects Candidate Popularity. Why we’re all better off working for the collective good. Why the wall matters: The more symbolically important Trump’s border fight gets, the more desperately he needs to build a literal wall. If Trump declares a national emergency, Pelosi can jam Republicans — here’s how. Trump’s options for wall shrink as Republicans balk at national emergency declaration. Shutdown shuts out the next generation of public servants. Time and time again, hyped claims of rampant illegal voting turn out to be untrue. The introduction to A People’s Constitution: The Everyday Life of Law in the Indian Republic by Rohit De.

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