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Fellows In The News
Laura Blessing | November 25, 2015
GAI Senior Fellow Laura Blessing joined WYPR radio host Sheilah Kast on Baltimore’s NPR affiliate to discuss current trends in the Republican Party. She spoke with fellow guests historian Geoffrey Kabaservice and journalist Barry Rascovar; you can listen to their conversation here .
Laura Blessing | October 29, 2015
An Al Jazeera article quoted Senior Fellow Laura Blessing on the institutional context Paul Ryan encounters in his new position as Speaker. “The change in the person in the speaker’s chair doesn’t change the political context that surrounds them,” Blessing said. “Even with a little bit of breathing space, he’s going to face the same
Laura Blessing | October 18, 2015
GAI Senior Fellow Laura Blessing was quoted in Alan Greenblatt’s Politico article on the historic nature of the Freedom Caucus’s partisan positioning. “I can think of a number of major examples throughout history where a party has had divisions of consequence. It’s rare that those divisions would represent a position on the fringe of the
Laura Blessing | October 5, 2015
The October issue of PS: Political Science and Politics published Senior Fellow Laura Blessing’s piece “Practice and Theory: How Experiencing the Political Process Can Inform Scholarship”. You can read the article here .