Special counsel Robert Mueller is assembling a team of lawyers to investigate the Trump campaign's possible ties to Russia. Despite the selected lawyers' reputations, critics claim several are unfit to join the investigation based on their previous donations to Democrats. In an op-ed in the LA Times, Associate Professor Maya Sen and her co-authors argue political contributions to Democrats are exactly what to expect from a group of top-tier lawyers.

Why presidents fail and how they can succeed again

In her new book,‘Why Presidents Fail and How They Can Succeed Again,’ Elaine Kamarck is looking to help future presidents understand the past, so they aren't doomed to repeat it. Using Jimmy Carter, George W. Bush and Barack Obama as examples, she argues that president's must balance policy, communication, and implementation evenly to succeed.

President George W. Bush

Political ethics: Is Edward Snowden a hero or a traitor?

On an episode of PolicyCast, Lecturer Chris Robichaud takes us through a new case study exploring the question of whether NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden was justified in leaking classified materials exposing the breadth of the U.S. government’s surveillance activities. 

Edward Snowden