Conservative national security experts are worried about Trump’s policies. But some are even more concerned that he won’t have any good advisers. “First, is the sense that he’s likely to lose and you will be forever tarred if you endorse him,” says political scientist Peter Feaver. “Second, he is unlikely to listen to your advice. So even if he wins and you go in, the chance that you can do good is limited.”
Venezuela Election in The Huffington Post
In Campaign Stop’s Cartoon of the Week, The Charlotte Observer’s Kevin Siers takes aim at the battle in Congress over gun legislation following the mass shooting in Orlando, and the outsized influence of the NRA. This fall, members of the Association of American Editorial Cartoonists will be on Duke’s campus for a political cartoon and satire festival.
in The Charlotte Observer
Security Issues in The Huffington Post
“The standard view is that gun regulation is a political issue, not a policy issue – but that’s not entirely right,” says Sanford professor Kristin Goss. “More high-quality research might actually make advocates on both sides of the gun debate happy by helping lawmakers craft approaches that zero in on high-risk people while respecting the majority of gun owners who will never do anyone harm.”
Combatting ISIS in The Christian Science Monitor
Last week, Philadelphia became the first major U.S. city to adopt a tax on carbonated and sugary drinks. Proponents of the tax promoted both its health benefits and its ability to raise money for early education, parks and other civic initiatives. “When history looks back on this, Philadelphia will be seen as what launched a much broader wave of these taxes," says Sanford dean Kelly Brownell.
in Mother Jones