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A new book by Professor Corey Brettschneider explores the history of presidents who abused their constitutional power and the citizen movements that stopped them. There’s a lesson for a second Trump administration.
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Law professor Leah Litman and political science professor Corey Brettschneider join Chris Hayes to discuss the fallout of the Supreme Court granting Trump immunity for official acts. In particular, Brettschneider discusses his new book, "The Presidents and the People: Five Leaders Who Threatened Democracy and the Citizens Who Fought to Defend It."
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Corey's forthcoming book, The Presidents and the People: Five Leaders Who Threatened Democracy and the Citizens Who Fought to Defend It, is featured in the NYTs article detailing his account of Patrick Henry's warning about a criminal president.
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Department News

Notes From The Brink

Creators publishing house is publishing Jeff Robbins collection of columns from 2019 to 2024. Blurbed among others by former Mass governors Patrick and Weld. 
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Alexander Delaney ‘26 represented his home state of Massachusetts this spring, securing a prestigious Hill internship in Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s office. He participated in the Brown in Washington program as a second semester sophomore and will return to Providence in the fall.
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Australian Broadcasting Corporation

Is southern Europe now powering the EU economy?

During the eurozone crisis of the 2010s, southern European countries like Greece and Spain often faced criticism from northern Europeans, because of their perceived economic 'mismanagement'.

In 2024 the tables have turned - with Greece, Portugal and Spain now growing faster than Germany, the traditional economic powerhouse. And with the Eurozone only recently exiting a shallow recession, the EU's economic recovery has been aided by the southern countries.
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Trending Globally podcast: From Black Lives Matter to January 6, how ‘Black grief’ and ‘white grievance’ shape our politics — Political scientist Juliet Hooker explains how these movements are linked, and can only be understood together.
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Oxford University Press is excited to announce that By the People, 6th Edition is a recipient of the Textbook & Academic Authors Association's Textbook Excellence Award! The Textbook Excellence Award recognizes excellence in current textbooks and learning materials. This trusted text engages American Government students in the rich and important debates of our time to ensure they become thoughtful and informed citizens.
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Several OPEC+ countries will reduce oil production by a combined 2.2 million barrels per day through June. Jeff Colgan, director of the Climate Solutions Lab at Brown, discusses how the decreased output could affect the U.S.
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Journal of Democracy

Hindu Nationalism and the New Jim Crow

While the histories of white supremacy and Hindu supremacy are different, their political objectives are much the same. The BJP is forging a regime of exclusion and oppression as brutal as the Jim Crow South. Only India’s voters can reverse its advance.
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