In the New York Times: Some see bitter Wisconsin race as next midterm barometer

While there's no doubt that Democrats this year are more energized than Republicans, it's dubious whether one election can be an accurate bellwether of what's to come in November, said Ryan Owens, a law professor at the University of Wisconsin who heads the Tommy G. Thompson Center on Public Leadership.

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L&S wins nine of twelve UW-Madison Distinguished Teaching Awards

Twelve faculty members - nine of them from the College of Letters & Science - have been chosen to receive this year’s Distinguished Teaching Awards, an honor given out since 1953 to recognize the university’s finest educators.

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Barry Burden quoted in Newsweek: The alt-right's first real political candidate went too far, even for white nationalists

“He went from being kind of an underground hero in 2016 to being a total pariah,” Barry Burden, a professor of political science at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, told Newsweek. “They’ve all walked away from him now. No one in the conservative movement is willing to stand with him.”

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Fahey, Thomas-Greenfield, Chazen to receive UW-Madison honorary degrees

A groundbreaking atmospheric scientist, a brilliant U.S. diplomat and an esteemed businessman and philanthropist will be awarded honorary doctoral degrees at the University of Wisconsin–Madison in May.

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Professor Barry Burden quoted in ZY: Wisconsin: The state with the most ideologically split politics

The tallies were always close. And when turnout in cities like Madison and Milwaukee lags, urbanites can be swallowed by rural folks — and those latter voters have become more consolidated around the Republican flag in the last decade, says Barry Burden, director of the Elections Research Center at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Obama’s success in the state, and Hillary Clinton’s loss in 2016, proved, “Yeah, we could be very blue, but you have to excite and engage the base,” Burden says.

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Professor Yoshiko Herrera quoted in PolitiFact: Has Donald Trump 'been much tougher on Russia' than Barack Obama?

"The Trump administration has repeatedly tried to undermine the credibility of the FBI and intelligence agencies in their investigation and assessment of the threat to the integrity of U.S. elections by Russian operatives," said Yoshiko Herrera, a political science professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

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Byron Shafer quoted in The New York Times: Why is it so hard for democracy to deal with inequality?

Before reform, Byron Shafer, a political scientist at the University of Wisconsin, writes in Quiet Revolution: The Struggle for the Democratic Party and the Shaping of Post-Reform Politics, "there was an American party system in which one party, the Republicans, was primarily responsive to white collar constituencies, and in which the other, the Democrats, was primarily responsive to blue collar constituencies."

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Professor Kathy Cramer in The Washington Post: Ready for an anti-Trump wave in November? Look at Wisconsin

Democrats won Wisconsin in every presidential election from 1988 to 2012, but Hillary Clinton’s strategists made the mistake of taking the state for granted in 2016. What they missed were trends brilliantly analyzed by Katherine J. Cramer, a political scientist at the University of Wisconsin, in her prophetic book, “The Politics of Resentment: Rural Consciousness in Wisconsin and the Rise of Scott Walker.” It was published eight months before the 2016 vote.

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In the Cap Times: UW prof defends his study that found voter ID law deterred thousands from voting

University of Wisconsin-Madison political science professor Ken Mayer  released study results in September that estimated the Wisconsin voter ID law deterred 16,800 registered voters in Dane and Milwaukee counties from voting in the 2016 presidential election. Mayer said Sunday that some people didn’t vote because they didn’t realize they had valid IDs.

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