Five factors that led to Chauvin guilty verdicts

Five factors that led to Chauvin guilty verdicts

Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was convicted April 20 for his killing of George Floyd. Collectively, people across the country breathed a sigh of relief because far too often, the story has been police killing people of color with impunity, says an expert on race and the law at Washington University in St. Louis.
Now playing: Propaganda at the movies

Now playing: Propaganda at the movies

As China prepares for the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Communist Party, thousands of theaters have been instructed to screen at least two propaganda films each week. But political jargon and ideological mandates may not sit well with 21st-century moviegoers, argues Zhao Ma, associate professor of modern Chinese history and culture in Arts & Sciences.
Executive orders come ‘at great cost’

Executive orders come ‘at great cost’

Like other modern presidents, executive orders may be the only path forward for Biden to deliver on his policy agenda, however these powers come at a great cost, according to Andrew Reeves, associate professor of political science iat Washington University in St. Louis.
ERCOT to blame for Texas blackouts, not renewables or fossil fuels

ERCOT to blame for Texas blackouts, not renewables or fossil fuels

At the McKelvey School of Engineering at Washington University in St. Louis, the situation and the fallout that followed — the rolling or lasting blackouts, national attention, the termination of the energy group’s CEO — prompted Richard Axelbaum, Stifel & & Quinette Jens Professor of Environmental Engineering Science, and Phillip Irace, PhD candidate and NSF Graduate Student Fellow, to take a closer look.
Breaking down the American Rescue Plan

Breaking down the American Rescue Plan

The American Rescue Plan is a remarkable effort to jump-start the U.S. economy — unprecedented in scale outside of major wars — and will lead to very fast growth of the U.S. economy over the next year, according to Steven Fazzari, director of the Weidenbaum Center on the Economy, Government and Public Policy.
One pandemic year later, what’s next?

One pandemic year later, what’s next?

As we mark the one-year anniversary today of the World Health Organization first declaring a global COVID-19 pandemic, Washington University in St. Louis experts, including from its School of Medicine, look both back and ahead.
What GameStop can teach us about lottery-like short squeezes

What GameStop can teach us about lottery-like short squeezes

Although brick-and-mortar companies like GameStop and AMC Theaters have given investors reason to count them out of stock market success, a huge surge via a “short squeeze” was both predicted and expected in recent research by an expert at Washington University in St. Louis.
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