A lesson in good government

Two political veterans with conservative backgrounds told a UCLA audience that legislative success depends on compromise, not on who can yell the loudest.

Trump not the only commander-in-chief to flex presidential muscle

Because of his shortage of Capitol Hill contacts and his complete lack of experience in wrangling legislation, Trump may feel more tempted — or obliged — than previous presidents to try and cram his agenda through by executive fiat, the panelists said.

Jan. 17: Presidential election postmortem

As Donald Trump begins his presidency, UCLA political scientist Lynn Vavreck joins other scholars in dissecting the contentious 2016 presidential election.

Putting post-election protests in historical perspective

The wave of protests that erupted after Donald J. Trump’s unexpected presidential victory was no surprise to Zachary Steinert-Threlkeld, an assistant professor in the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs Department of Public Policy.
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