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In this op-ed, professor of American studies Douglas Kriner argues that Trump's abuse of presidential power isn't unique and doesn't alone make him an imperial president, but if voters choose to allow him free rein on presidential abuse, we may have a truly imperial president.

“Biden will somewhat temper his approach to China should he be elected, but not by a lot. Politically he would not be able to, and, in terms of American interests he cannot,” says Allen Carlson, associate professor of government.

“So this is a recipe for fiscal problems, serious fiscal problems,” says Rick Geddes, professor of policy and analysis management.

This piece features the work of Russell Weaver, economic geographer at ILR Buffalo Co-Lab, on Black workers in Buffalo and the disproportional coronavirus impact they face.

“Beijing’s rhetoric appears aimed at defusing the global backlash that its brash diplomacy and harsh policies have provoked,” says Jessica Chen Weiss, associate professor of government.

Carole Boyce-Davies, professor of Africana studies, says,“This is a good time for Americans to think through this question, and particularly since it’s not raised often in the context of white immigrant identities. [White immigrants] just pass and fade into white identities, and nobody knows what their background is.” 

Robert Howarth, professor of ecology and evolutionary biology, says that cutting back on methane measures is “dangerously reckless,” and that “Methane emissions are increasing rapidly, and the oil and gas industry is clearly part of the problem.”

Sarah Kreps, professor of government, and Baobao Zhang, postdoctoral associate in government, are noted to have upcoming research in which about 2,000 people were surveyed on their level of support for coronavirus monitoring policies.

Allen Carlson, associate professor of government, says that China’s arrest of media executive Jimmy Lai reminds him of the Chinese saying, “killing the chicken to scare the monkey,” meaning that China is punishing a few high-profile individuals to set an example.

“The things that are within the White House’s ability to do on its own are very, very limited and what we need now is to focus on is how we’re going to maintain the businesses that are out there,” says Daniel Alpert of Cornell Law School.

“Instead of a one-way street, it’s a two-way exchange but on a large scale potentially,” says Natalie Bazarova, associate professor of communications, about live-streaming.

This article features Janis Whitlock, a research scientist in the College of Human Ecology, and her urge to record her thoughts into her phone amid the pandemic, assign her students a journaling project and expand that project into a global project called “Telling Our Stories in the Age of COVID-19.