In the Media

Professor Larry Jacobs was interviewed for this column exploring how Minnesota election officials are preparing for potential disinformation, cyberattacks, and other dirty tricks that could disrupt the state’s voting activities this year.

Star Tribune
January 27, 2024
The Iowa Caucus "is a political system that has far outlived even its most modest claims," Professor Larry Jacobs told an opinion writer who argues in this column that Donald Trump has proven the Iowa Caucuses no longer matter.
January 16, 2024

Professor Larry Jacobs, in this story looking at the year ahead in the race for president, says, "The protective shield that all democracies and social orders rely on: legitimacy of the governing body; some level of elite responsibility; the willingness of citizens to view their neighbors in a civic way; is in an advanced stage of decline or collapse."

The Guardian
December 27, 2023
In this commentary, Professor Larry Jacobs argues the University of Minnesota will attract the best candidates for a new president if the finalists are not named publicly.
Star Tribune
December 13, 2023

U.S. Rep. Dean Phillips of Minnesota, who is running against President Biden in the Democratic race for the White House, is struggling to formulate a broader policy platform that would appeal to voters, according to Professor Larry Jacobs.

December 13, 2023