The fifth year of the Duke in DC domestic study away program brings with it a renewed focus on bipartisanship and bridging the political divide.
Calling all women interested in politics: Our Running Start event is on March 5! Running Start is a nonpartisan program that helps train women to lead in politics and is a great way to learn more about the possibilities of a career in a political office. Apply here by February 18th: https://goo.gl/forms/YlhQr9ZecOHDenys1
In the 2012 election, Democratic candidates for the U.S. House of Representatives nationally got 1.5 million more votes than Republican candidates but the Republicans emerged with a 33-seat majority in the House. Why? Because of gerrymandering. That’s when politicians draw voting districts to favor one political party or another.
Political Redistricting Q&A (4/24/16) UNC system President Emeritus Thomas W. Ross joined the Sanford School on February 1, 2016 as the first Terry Sanford Distinguished Fellow. While in residence, Ross will work on a bipartisan project aimed at improving how political district lines are drawn in the United States. We sat down with President Ross to ask […]
The Washington Post: “Congress is a dysfunctional mess. Here’s why you should want to work here anyway.”
Polarization. Partisan bickering. Shutdown scares – and Congressional approval ratings at an all time low. Why would anyone choose to work on the Hill at a time like this? The Washington Post explains why talented and ambitious individuals (you, perhaps?) should not write off a stint as a staffer in this recent article.