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Prof. Wheelan Talks About the Government Shutdown

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In the wake of the recent government shutdown, Professor Charles Wheelan '88, a senior lecturer and policy fellow at the Rockefeller Center, has been making the media rounds to talk about the policy implications of the latest impasse between Democrats and Republicans. Along with Associate Professor of Government, Russell Muirhead, Prof. Wheelan penned an op-ed in Politico in which he discussed the reasons why Republicans and Democrats were acting the way they were, and ultimately concluded that President Obama could come up with a compromise if he agreed to cap the annual growth in health care spending at the rate of inflation. After the shutdown, Prof. Wheelan appeared on Minnesota Public Radio to talk about how moderates will now have the upper hand in the next round of negotiations. That interview can be heard here.

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