Glee Singers Strike Discord

October 25, 2010

Campus a capella group the Counterparts is featured as the real-life and politically aware version of the hit TV series “Glee.”

Article Source: BBC News

Education Will Split the Democratic Party

October 21, 2010

Alvin Felzenberg of the Annenberg School for Communications offers his perspective on how education issues could divide left-wing politics.

Article Source: U.S. News & World Report

It’s a Strange Year for Gender in Politics

October 16, 2010

Kathleen Hall Jamieson of the Annenberg Public Policy Center comments on the shift in gender politics during the 2010 election cycle.

Article Source: Los Angeles Times

GOP Hammers Away at Stimulus in TV Ads

October 20, 2010

FactCheck.org of the Annenberg Public Policy Center is cited for analyzing data regarding the usage of “stimulus” in recent campaign advertisements.

Article Source: Wall Street Journal

Euphemisms for China

October 8, 2010

Justin Wolfers of the Wharton School authors an op-ed on U.S. political rhetoric concerning China.

Article Source: New York Times

Defining Expertise Down

October 7, 2010

Eric Trager, a student in the School of Arts and Sciences, authors an opinion on the notion of political expertise.

Article Source: New York Post

Trifecta of Torment

October 6, 2010

Factcheck.org of the Annenberg Public Policy Center analyzes economic-stimulus critiques.

Article Source: New York Times

O'Donnell's Thinking: Not Very Evolved?

October 4, 2010

Michael Weisberg of the School of Arts and Sciences discusses the philosophy of evolution.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer
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50th Anniversary of John F. Kennedy’s Election as President


Dr. Thomas Sugrue

Professor of History

University of Pennsylvania



• Expert on 20th-century American political, urban and social history; the U.S. in the 1960s; and liberalism and anti-liberalism since the 1930s.  

• Teaches a course on American history in the 1960s.