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The Iowa Democratic caucuses are on February 3rd. To discuss, we SPOTLIGHT Donna R. Hoffman. Hoffman is an Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Northern Iowa. She is a frequent commentator on the Iowa Caucuses, electoral politics in Iowa, and the State of the Union Address. Hoffman’s research focuses on both electoral politics and presidential rhetoric. Her research on presidential rhetoric examines the way that presidents communicate their policy agendas with both Congress and the public, especially through State of the Union addresses. Her work on electoral politics examines changes in the partisan composition of the American electorate. Media includes: Time Magazine, Bloomberg News, USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, NBC, WHJJ Radio. CONTINUE
Liz Kennedy is the Director of Democracy and Government Reform at the Center for American Progress. Previously, she served as counsel and campaign strategist at Demos, working on voting rights, money in politics, and corporate accountability. She worked to expand political participation by eliminating barriers to voting and empowering voters; to increase transparency and accountability for money in politics to fight corruption of democratic government; and to fulfill America’s promise of political equality. Kennedy has authored or co-authored numerous papers, such as “Automatic Voter Registration: Finding American’s Missing Voters,” “Top 5 Ways Citizens United Harms Democracy & Top 5 Ways We’re Fighting to Take Democracy Back,” “Millions to the Polls: Practical Policies to Fulfill the Freedom to Vote for All Americans,” “The Racial Equity Impact of Secret Corporate Political Spending by Government Contractors,” “Bullies at the Ballot Box: Protecting the Freedom to Vote Against Wrongful Challenges and Intimidation,” “Stop the Next Citizens United: McCutcheon v. FEC and the Crisis of Confidence in American Democracy,” “Democracy at Stake: Protecting Democracy in the Super PAC Era,” and “Citizens Actually United: The Bi-Partisan Opposition to Corporate Political Spending and Support for Common Sense Reform.” CONTINUE
Yesterday was the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz death camp. To commemorate that day, we FEATURE Rabbi Sharon Kleinbaum. Rabbi Kleinbaum has been the Senior Rabbi of New York City’s Congregation Beth Simchat Torah (CBST) since 1992. Under her leadership, CBST has become an important voice in Judaism, in the world-wide discourse on the nature of religious community, and in the movement to secure basic civil rights for gay people everywhere. Rabbi Kleinbaum’s education and experience cut across all varieties of contemporary Judaism: Orthodox, Conservative, Reform, Reconstructionist, and secular activist. Media includes: The New York Times, The Forward, Jewish Week. CONTINUE