Professor Larry Jacobs observes that President Biden can’t seem to catch a break, as he has grappled with COVID-19, inflation, the Russia-Ukraine war, and rising energy prices over his 14 months in office.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.