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Articles about events and initiatives at the Center for the Political Future and Unruh Institute, as well as contributions from our team to significant publications in California and beyond.

The mail-bomb plot is merely the latest in a series of stunning attacks to test how much political animosity Americans are willing to accept.

PBS Nation - Enough is enough: Fed-up Americans crave unity amid violence

As authorities intercepted more than a dozen pipe bombs addressed to President Donald Trump’s most ardent critics, political scientists and ordinary Americans observed, again, that rabid partisanship had devolved to the point of acts of violent extremism.

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On the heels of a new climate change report, Robert Shrum of USC Dornsife's Center for the Political Future explains the politics behind the issue.

USC Dornsife News - Q&A: Robert Shrum on the politics of climate change

The director of USC Dornsife’s Center for the Political Future examines the politics of averting a climate calamity. By Lance Ignon

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Political consultants—a Democrat and a Republican—join forces in an effort to ratchet down the hyper-partisan dialogue now dominating so much of our political debate.

NBC - USC Center to Bring Bipartisan Dialogue

NBC4’s Conan Nolan talks with Bob Shrum, the man who navigated the Gore and Kerry campaigns for president and Mike Murphy, the man behind John McCain’s 2000 run and Arnold Schwarzenegger’s gubernatorial campaign. Both are heading USC’s new Center for the Political Future.

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Panelists Dee Dee Myers and Jon Macks joined Bob Shrum for a discussion about how the entertainment industry can shape politics through representation of different lifestyles. (Joseph Su | Daily Trojan)

Daily Trojan - Panel discusses the interaction of entertainment, politics

Prominent figures in the entertainment and politics industries came together on Tuesday at Tommy’s Place to discuss how entertainment affects the political atmosphere of America. By JOYCE LI

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The Axe Files with David Axelrod

The Axe Files with David Axelrod Ep. 270 - Bob Shrum

David Axelrod, the founder and director of the University of Chicago Institute of Politics, brings you "The Axe Files," a series of revealing interviews with key figures in the political world.

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Bloomberg Markets: Balance of Power - Small Business Optimism at Record High

Bloomberg Markets: Balance of Power" focuses on the politics and policies being shaped by the agenda of President Trump's administration.

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Demonstrators gather outside the Phoenix, Arizona, Convention Center where US President Donald Trump will be speaking at a “Make America Great Again” rally on August 22, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / Laura SegallLAURA SEGALL/AFP/Getty Images

The Mercury News - USC political street fighters battle for civility in Trump era

Political pros show students they don’t need to scream at each other to make their points. By George Skelton

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Republican strategist Mike Murphy, left, and Democratic strategist Bob Shrum speak during a taping of "Meet the Press" on April 13, 2008, in Washington, D.C. The two are heading up a new Center for the Political Future at USC. (Alex Wong / Getty Images for "Meet the Press")

LA Times - Two longtime political street fighters have a new cause: restoring civility to Trump-era public discourse

Democratic strategist Bob Shrum and Republican guru Mike Murphy are heading up a new Center for the Political Future.

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GOP strategist Michael Murphy and Democratic political strategist Robert Shrum will lead the Center for the Political Future.(Emily Smith | Daily Trojan)

Daily Trojan - USC creates political center to encourage dialogue among students

With the rising political tension and the upcoming 2018 midterm elections, the Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences announced its new Center for the Political Future on Tuesday. By Erica Hur

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VoteSC and USG will be using TurboVote, an app that helps to register voters to decrease voting barriers and increase access to voting. (Adriana Sanchez | Daily Trojan)

Daily Trojan - USG and the Unruh Institute of Politics rolls out new voter platform

Andrea Klick writes about a different kind of competition than usual between top California schools.

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