Author Archives: zcourser@cmc.edu

Constitution Day Speech at Reagan Presidential Library

September 10, 2016 Prof. Zachary Courser, Research Director of the Dreier Roundtable, gave a speech at the Reagan Library for their 12th annual Constitution Day event. The Constitution was a product of hard fought experience in self-government that yielded invaluable lessons about the frailties of human nature, and that a government of the people requires… Continue Reading

Rocky start for Democratic convention: DNC bias charges, Party chair resigns

July 25, 2016 Research Director Zach Courser joins Lisa Garcia Bedolla, Chancellor’s Professor of education and political science at UC Berkeley, to discuss the opening of the DNC convention in Philadelphia, focusing on the resignation of the DNC chair after charges of bias from the Sanders campaign on AirTalk. Continue Reading

How Brexit impacts the campaigns, Sanders support of Clinton, and counting down to the conventions

June 27, 2016 Research Director Zach Courser joins Louis Desipio, professor of political science and Chicano/Latino studies and director of the Center for Democracy at the University of California Irvine, to discuss how Britain’s historic vote to leave the European Union last week will have ripple effects on the presidential campaigns here in the US on… Continue Reading

Analyzing the major storylines on the eve of the CA primary

June 6, 2016 Research Director Zach Courser joins Ange-Marie Hancock, associate professor of political science and gender studies at the University of Southern California, to discuss California’s upcoming primary and Donald Trump’s comments on federal judge Gonzalo Curiel on AirTalk. Continue Reading

California Republicans kiss votes goodbye, closet Trump-ers speak and Sanders holds out

May 4, 2016 Research Director Zachary Courser joins Dan Schnur, director of the Jesse M. Unruh Institute of Politics at USC; Pilar Marrero, senior political reporter at La Opinion; and Luis DeSipio, Director, Center for the Study of Democracy, on AirTalk to discuss Ted Cruz’s quitting the Republican primaries and whether Trump will manage the threshold for a first… Continue Reading

Analyzing each campaign on the eve of the New York State primary

April 18, 2016 Zach Courser, Research Director, joins Steve Philips, senior fellow at the Center for American Progress, to discuss the upcoming New York state primiary on AirTalk. Both current frontrunners, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump call the Empire State home and have been making sure everyone knows it in the weeks leading up to tomorrow’s contest.… Continue Reading