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Public policy schools more relevant than ever
Public policy schools more relevant than ever

Voters who went to the polls on Nov. 4 considerably changed the landscape of American government and politics. The shift from a somewhat divided government in Washington to one in which the legislative branch is in the hands of conservatives and the executive branch is in the hands of a liberal foretells a period of partisan wrangling. Keeping with that trend, voters in deep blue Maryland confounded the pundits and installed a conservative Republican governor while retaining a mostly liberal Democratic legislature. Voters' choices matter not just because they indicate approval for or dissatisfaction with particular parties or candidates but because they often result in changes in...

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