Obama White House veterans urge Biden to embrace executive action

Denis McDonough, professor of the practice of public policy and former White House Chief of Staff, shared insight on how President-elect Joe Biden might leverage executive power to implement key policies during his presidency.

“There is—as President Trump himself has demonstrated with the consent, quite obvious consent of Republicans in Congress—an enormous amount of leeway for the president to institute executive action on things like immigration and energy and climate policy,”

Originally published at npr.org on November 14, 2020.

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California synagogue latest target of violence at place of worship

Jeremy Hobson of NPR’s “Here & Now” speaks with Atalia Omer, associate professor of religion, conflict, and peace studies at the Keough School’s Kroc Institute.

The gunman who carried out a deadly attack at a synagogue in Southern California over the weekend is also being investigated in connection with an arson attack last month at a nearby mosque. The shooting at Chabad of Poway follows separate attacks on places of worship around the world, including New Zealand and Sri Lanka.

Why are these attacks happening now and how do communities of faith carry on?

This segment aired on WBUR on April 29, 2019.

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