Category Archives: Media

Senate budget writers to their “Trump country” constituents: “Drop dead” (The Progressive Pulse)

"'There’s this image of Medicaid as a program that is primarily of benefit to the inner cities, but the reality in Virginia and many other places is that large numbers of people living in rural communities lack health care,’ said Stephen Farnsworth, a political science professor at the University of Mary Washington. ‘Medicaid expansion is extraordinarily beneficial for people living in those counties that supported Trump.’”

Senate budget writers to their “Trump country” constituents: “Drop dead” (The Progressive Pulse)

Trump Country sees majority of new enrollees under Va.’s Medicaid expansion (Virginia Mercury)

“There’s this image of Medicaid as a program that is primarily of benefit to the inner cities, but the reality in Virginia and many other places is that large numbers of people living in rural communities lack health care,” said Stephen Farnsworth, a political science professor at the University of Mary Washington. “Medicaid expansion is extraordinarily beneficial for people living in those counties that supported Trump.”

Trump Country sees majority of new enrollees under Va.’s Medicaid expansion

U.S. President Visits Japan (CTV News Canada)

Professor Stephen Farnsworth of the University of Mary Washington said the President Trump's dismissal of the concerns of his own National Security Adviser regarding the latest missile tests from North Korea will not go over well with the Japanese leadership. "Japan is a lot closer to North Korea than the US is," Farnsworth said. 

U.S. President Visits Japan (CTV News Canada)

Probe Inconclusive Regarding Racist Photo on Governor Ralph Northam’s Yearbook Page (WVTF)

Stephen Farnsworth at the University of Mary Washington says the report's inconclusive results are probably the best possible outcome for the medical school and its many powerful and wealthy graduates. “Nobody wants to be identified as the blackface guy. Nobody wants to be identified as the guy in the Klan robe. And so the alumni of this medical school all benefit from the ambiguity of this report,” he explains.

Probe Inconclusive Regarding Racist Photo on Governor Ralph Northam’s Yearbook Page (WVTF)

Trump Battles China, Congress (CTV News Canada)

Professor Stephen Farnsworth of the University of Mary Washington said that President Trump will likely lose most of his legal battles with Congress over access to government records and his tax forms. Effective congressional oversight requires access to such materials, and the courts have favored disclosure of such documents in the past, with exceptions for national security materials that judges believe should be kept confidential, Farnsworth said.

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