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 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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Fox11 - USC’s new Center for the Political Future aims to bridge the partisan divide

Veteran strategists Bob Shrum and Michael Murphy joined Good Day LA to discuss USC’s new Center for the Political Future -- which aims to bring the right and left together to talk instead of attack.

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President Trump speaks during a campaign rally at Ford Center in Evansville, Ind., on Thursday, where he once again attacked the news media. (Mandel Ngan / AFP/Getty Images)

LA Times - Who do you trust? Trump's attacks take a toll on his own credibility, as well as the media's

As President Trump stokes the fires of doubt with attacks on much of the media as “fake news” and “enemies of the people,” the nature of the news bubbles into which Americans have sorted themselves has taken on increased importance. By David Lauter

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A handshake amidst chaos. (Nick Shepherd / Getty Images)

LA Times - We used to be political rivals. We disagreed on the campaign trail, but we never called each other 'fake'

We disagreed on the campaign trail, but we never called each other 'fake,' say CPF co-directors Robert Shrum and Mike Murphy, in this article published in the L.A. Times.

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The University of Southern California.CreditCreditMike Blake/Reuters

The New York Times - California Today: A New Home for the Study of Politics

Mr. Shrum and Mr. Murphy, who both live in Los Angeles, are joining forces to create the Center for the Political Future at the Dornsife College at the University of Southern California. By Adam Nagourney and Matt Stevens

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