In the Media

In this commentary, Professor Larry Jacobs argues that America has a ‘glut’ of elections every year that is overloading its citizens, “and overloaded citizens skip elections.

The Hill
April 4, 2022

Professor Larry Jacobs says it's not surprising that former MN GOP Chair and widow of U.S. Rep. Jim Hagedorn is running in the special election to fill his seat in Congress. Hagedorn, a Republican who represented the 1st Congressional District, died of cancer in February. 

March 14, 2022

Professor Larry Jacobs was interviewed for this story looking at the newly redrawn 8th Congressional District in northeastern Minnesota, and whether its balance between parties has changed. 

February 23, 2022

In light of her recent defamation trial against the New York Times, Professor Larry Jacobs is quoted in this story saying Sarah Palin "paved the way" for the rise of Donald Trump in the Republican Party. 

The Guardian
February 13, 2022

Professor Larry Jacobs said in this story that the U.S. could see scattered attacks as a result of the country’s increasing polarization. “It doesn’t take a huge number of people to do this, and right now there are highly motivated, well-armed groups,” he said.

The Guardian
January 9, 2022

This commentary raising concerns about proposed mining projects in northern Minnesota mentions research conducted by Professor Larry Jacobs, which outlines the influence large campaign contributors have over state legislators and party caucuses.

December 17, 2021

Professor Larry Jacobs authored this commentary cautioning that changes in public policy typically occur more slowly than activists would like, and only after reformers studied failure and designed policy to circumvent it.

Star Tribune
December 11, 2021

 Professor Larry Jacobs called the Republican Party "dysfunctional and dangerous" in this story reacting to a holiday photo released by a Republican member of Congress, in which each member of his family is holding a military-style firearm; a sign of a more provocative brand of Republican politics.

The Guardian
December 6, 2021

Professor Larry Jacobs comments in this story on how Republicans are embracing Kyle Rittenhouse, the teenager who shot and killed two people and wounded a third during unrest in Kenosha, Wisconsin. He was acquitted after arguing self defense. 

The Guardian
November 27, 2021

Professor Larry Jacobs provided analysis for this story on the defeat of a ballot initiative in Minneapolis that would have replaced the city's police department with a department of public safety.

Associated Press
November 4, 2021