Increasing shifts towards security among politicians and voters alike in the US in today’s Bwoglines.
Happening in the World: After former UK Prime Minister Liz Truss’s resignation on Thursday of last week, the Conservative Party has chosen former Chancellor Rishi Sunak to replace her. Sunak lost in favor of Truss in July after former Prime Minister Boris Johnson resigned, but received a second chance thanks to Truss’s resignation. Sunak is the first Prime Minister of color (specifically of Indian descent), being winning on Diwali. (BBC)
Happening in the US: In every major Senate race in the upcoming US midterm elections, Republicans are favored to win, with the notable exception of Georgia. These trends are consistent with a shift among voters citing issues surrounding the economy, immigration, and public safety as their top concerns—all issues that have historically favored Republicans in recent years. (NY Times)
Happening in NYC: Mayor Eric Adams, along with state Governor Kathy Hochul, announced plans on Saturday to expand police presence on the subways in response to a dramatic increase in subway crime in recent years, especially post-COVID-19. In addition to over 1,000 extra overtime shifts each day, the city will continue to install surveillance cameras in train cars in the name of passenger safety, despite increasing criticism and backlash against both. (NY Times)
Happening in Our Community: Tonight at 6:30 pm in Low Library, Political Science Professor Greg Wawro will host and moderate a panel discussion on the 2022 US midterm elections and the difficult, ever-evolving process of analysis and prediction of outcomes. This program also marks the university’s new degree option of a Master of Science in political analytics.
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