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EJB Talks: Political Update with Stuart Shapiro and Amy Cobb

Stuart Shapiro welcomes back Amy Cobb MPAP ’18 for a political update in the final EJB Talks episode of the spring 2024 season. They discuss the potential consequences of Trump’s guilty verdict for falsifying business records in New York, particularly the consequences for the 2024 election.

Shapiro Opinion: Threats to Administrative Competence

Civil servants report that the Trump Administration posed an existential threat to expertise in the federal bureaucracy. The question of the proper role of unelected officials in policymaking in a representative democracy goes back as far as representative democracy...

How the US could phase out fossil fuels

On Monday, a panel of the world's top climate scientists released a grave warning: Current policies are not enough to stave off the most devastating consequences of climate change. According to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, or IPCC, climate...

Should Feds Be Afraid of a Second Trump Term?

The tension between politics and governance is an all-too-common part of the lives of federal employees. But, the Trump presidency mainstreamed terms like “drain the swamp” and “Deep State,” putting the federal bureaucracy into the spotlight. In any discussion of the...

Trump and the future of the Civil Service

The conclusion of the Trump administration will rightly be remembered for the Jan. 6 insurrection, but occurring at the same time as the events leading up to the riot at the Capitol was an attempt by the administration to undo more than a century of work in creating a...

Listening to experts isn’t perfect, but ignoring them is far worse

Last week, President Trump said of his opponent, Vice President Biden, "he'll listen to the scientists." In case you’re confused, this was meant to be an insult. Indeed, the president seems to take pride in the extent to which he has ignored the advice of...

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