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Original Intents: Nation’s Founders Had Differing Views on Constitution’s Meaning, Says Rutgers Scholar

Original Intents: Nation’s Founders Had Differing Views on Constitution’s Meaning, Says Rutgers Scholar

By Tom McLaughlin Gun control. Abortion. Immigration. Education. Supreme Court appointments. As these and countless other issues are debated this election season, a familiar, underlying question continues to be asked by American scholars and citizens alike: What is the role of the U.S. Constitution in deciding these arguments? Is the Constitution fluid – a living, […]

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Beyond the Borders: Citizenship Politics Expert Explains Election Issues Most Important to Latino Americans

Beyond the Borders: Citizenship Politics Expert Explains Election Issues Most Important to Latino Americans

Lorrin Thomas, an associate professor and chair of the Department of History at Rutgers University–Camden, discusses election issues most important to Latino Americans and how candidates can reach this important voting bloc.

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What Can Animal Blessings Teach Us About the Spiritual Lives of Consumers?

What Can Animal Blessings Teach Us About the Spiritual Lives of Consumers?

By Tom McLaughlin In remembrance of St. Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of animals, Catholic parishes throughout the United States will once again host annual animal blessing ceremonies on or around Oct. 4. Just in time for the feast day, consumer behavior and marketing expert Robert Schindler reminds us that the social phenomenon of […]

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Checks and Balances: Public Policy Expert Michael Hayes Explains Candidates’ Positions on Taxes

Checks and Balances: Public Policy Expert Michael Hayes Explains Candidates’ Positions on Taxes

By Tom McLaughlin When U.S. presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump square off in four televised debates this fall, aside from the likely steady exchange of personal barbs, the candidates will challenge one another on a range of critical issues. Inevitably, at some point the discussion will turn to what Benjamin Franklin called one […]

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Bumper Crop: Scholar Explains How Presidential Election is Ripe for Rhetorical Studies

Bumper Crop: Scholar Explains How Presidential Election is Ripe for Rhetorical Studies

By Tom McLaughlin For students of rhetoric, this year’s presidential election is a “bumper crop” of rhetorical strategies and devices, posits Bill FitzGerald, an associate professor of English at Rutgers University–Camden. “The candidates present a study in contrast the like of which we haven’t seen in many, many years,” says FitzGerald, an expert in rhetorical […]

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