Politics Archive

Humphrey School alumna Leah Phifer (MPP '15) is exploring a possible run for Congress in Minnesota's 8th District. She is traveling the district this summer to talk to constituents before deciding. 

Message Media
July 24, 2017

Professor Larry Jacobs is quoted in this article looking at Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges' handling of a recent fatal police shooting as she runs for re-election. 

Associated Press
July 25, 2017

Former Sen. David Durenberger, health care policy expert and a member of the Humphrey School's advisory council, wrote this column urging current senators to take it slow on approving changes to Obamacare.

USA Today
July 24, 2017

Professor Larry Jacobs is quoted in this story looking at the firestorm of criticism over the fatal shooting of an unarmed woman by Minneapolis police earlier this month.  

USA Today
July 23, 2017

Professor Larry Jacobs is quoted in this article looking at how a fatal shooting by a Minneapolis police officer has pushed the issue of police community relations to the forefront of the mayor's race.

MPR News
July 29, 2017

Professor Larry Jacobs is a guest on Kerri Miller's Friday Roundtable, to discuss practical ways to improve America's health care system. 

MPR News
July 28, 2017

Professor Larry Jacobs argues in this article that most Americans want a middle ground on health care reform, and endorses moves in Congress toward bipartisan efforts to improve Obamacare. 

Health Affairs Blog
July 31, 2017

Professor Larry Jacobs is quoted by columnist Jon Tevlin, who looks at the crowded race for Minneapolis mayor. 

Star Tribune
July 11, 2017

Professor Larry Jacobs wrote this commentary looking at how both major political parties are defining themselves for the state's next election cycle. The struggle for the DFL's soul could be particularly decisive. 

Star Tribune
July 7, 2017

Humphrey School's Diplomat-in-Residence Mary Curtin discussed the expectations around the Trump-Putin meeting that took place during the G20 Summit in Hamburg, Germany. Listen to Curtin's interview with KARE 11 News. 

July 10, 2017