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The article draws on the work of Lawrence Glickman, professor of American studies, on using consumption as a political statement throughout history.

“It’s increasingly clear that fossil fuel production has dramatically increased global methane emissions,” says Robert Howarth, professor of ecology and environmental biology.

Gustavo Flores-Macías, associate professor of international affairs, discusses the new version of the North American Free Trade Agreement.

“I think there is a distinct possibility that (impeachment) won’t have much impact on the electorate,” says professor of American studies Glenn Altschuler. “I don’t think independent voters in November of 2020 will cast their votes based on how they think an impeachment inquiry and trial was conducted.”

Sarah Kreps, professor of government and adjunct professor of law, provides comments on the documents released by the Washington Post containing admissions by U.S. government officials that the government misled the public about failures in the war in Afghanistan.

“Privacy is one of the defining problems of our times,” said Emin Gün Sirer, associate professor of computer science.

“We weren’t quite sure what her celebrity hinged upon, but it hinged upon her self-brand,” says Brooke Erin Duffy, associate professor in the department of communication. “She was engaging in a model of strategic self-promotion before self-branding became something that everyone did. Now we take this for granted. ... She was doing this a decade before the rest of us.”

"The law is absurd on its face — these workers are not professionals," says Kate Bronfenbrenner, director of labor education research and a senior lecturer at the ILR School.

A paper produced by researchers including Mani Sethuraman, assistant professor of accounting and management communication, finds that CEOs who choose their own CFO receive more compensation than those who don’t.

“Generally, I think this is bad news. Not terrible news, but bad news,” says professor in engineering Natalie Mahowald, who wasn’t part of the report. “A stronger switch from coal to solar or wind needs to happen to reach low climate targets.”

“Commercial apples are getting hit fairly hard by fire blight,” says Kerik D. Cox, associate professor of integrative plant science. “And the intensity of it appears to be new.”

“This weakens Fiat Chrysler’s hand in negotiations because GM has shone a very bright, white spotlight on how they have not been following the pattern,” says Art Wheaton of the ILR School.