Civics

The future of conservatism

A one-of-a-kind political science course taught by Deirdre Martinez of the School of Arts & Sciences and Evan McMullin, a Penn alum who was running for the Senate during the class, took students through the past and present conservative movement.

Kristen de Groot



In the News


Philadelphia Inquirer

Flunking social studies is how America got the Big Lie and QAnon. Don’t make it worse

Kathleen Hall Jamieson of the Annenberg Public Policy Center says that reduced time in the classroom for teaching civics will come back to haunt America’s future politics.

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KYW Radio (Philadelphia)

‘Real, funny, engaging and serious’: Pa. Gen Z voters on what they want in politicians beyond the 2022 midterms

Second-year Liam Hoare in the College of Arts and Sciences thinks that social media will play a large role in how candidates promote themselves in the future.

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Penn Carey Law

‘View’ host Sunny Hostin has scant evidence for claiming GOP wants to raise voting age to 28

Kermit Roosevelt of Penn Carey Law says that it would be almost impossible to raise the voting age since it would take the repeal of the 26th Amendment and a new constitutional amendment.

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The New York Times

The red wave didn’t just vanish

Yphtach Lelkes of the Annenberg School for Communication says that Republicans tacked too hard to the right during the midterms, causing independents and a small percentage of conservatives to move in favor of Democrats.

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Pennsylvania Capital Star

America’s post-midterm forecast is sunnier than we dared to dream

Dick Polman of the School of Arts & Sciences offers commentary on the MAGA movement’s failure to establish a political mandate with the results of the midterm elections.

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CBS Philadelphia

Midterm Election 2022: “Red wave” doesn't crash in Pa. races

Brian Rosenwald of the School of Arts & Sciences says that the ceiling for conservative and extreme Republican candidates equals the base for Republican voters.

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