1. 2016 Presidential Characters (includes scandals, snafus & misspokes)
–Hillary Clinton as Democratic Party contender
–Running Republicans (race for the Republican nomination)
–Tea Pots vs. Tea Party (i.e. congressional leadership – particularly Kern County’s Kevin McCarthy’s comments)
2. Court Cultural Clashes (includes any local, municipal, state, federal, or global renderings and actions)
–Obamacare; immigration; voting rights; religion; Hobby Lobby; free speech; civil liberties
–ECJ, ICC, and UN rulings, sanctions, etc . . .
3. Neos & Isms, or the United States in Comparative Context
Combines two recognized fields in the American politics academy — American Political Development (APD) and American Political Thought (APT). For more in-depth analysis of how these two fields regard history, time, thought, and tradition, see Neos & Isms, a Graduate Center seminar Professor O’Brien taught.
*All Frederic D. O’Brien’s opinions are his own and reflect nothing CUNY-related.