Rudalevige on Russia Investigation — And Whether It’s ‘Really Worse’ Than Watergate (Monkey Cage)

Andrew Rudalevige

In advance of former FBI director James Comey’s testimony before a Senate committee last Thursday, Bowdoin’s Andrew Rudalevige shared his executive power expertise in examining whether President Trump had the power to block Comey from testifying.

In the wake of that testimony, Rudalevige writes again in the Washington Post political science blog, The Monkey Cage, that Comey’s remarks cast a different light on many of the questions he’s considered since this all began. Read “When you compare Trump to Nixon, think character not crime.”

Slideshow: Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum Celebrates 50 Years

The Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum celebrated its golden anniversary with a party replete with all the accoutrements you might expect from an Arctic affair — and perhaps one or two you didn’t see coming. Check out the slideshow and read about this uniquely Arctic celebration.

Emmy-Winner Matt Roberts ’93 Delivers Commencement Address at Alma Mater (Dispatch-Argus)

Matt Roberts ’93 backstage at the Emmys along with fellow writer Mo Rocca. Photo by Tom Caltabiano.

Matt Roberts ’93, formerly the executive producer and head writer for The Late Show with David Letterman and winner of a 2011 Emmy award for his writing for the 64th Annual Tony Awards, got a few laughs as he shared insights during his commencement address at Rivermont Collegiate, his private-school alma mater in Bettendorf, Iowa.

“Look for what excites you and follow those things,” Roberts said.

“It’s never going to get easier to pursue what you love than right now.” Read more in the Dispatch-Argus.



Bowdoin’s Rudalevige on Whether Trump Has the Power to Block Comey from Testifying (Monkey Cage)

Andrew Rudalevige

It has been reported that President Trump will not invoke “executive privilege” to prevent former FBI director James Comey from testifying before a Senate committee Thursday.

As Andrew Rudalevige, Bowdoin’s Thomas Brackett Reed Professor of Government, writes in the Washington Post political science blog, The Monkey Cage, “the popping of that trial balloon has less to do with the broader concept of executive privilege and more to do with the specifics of the current situation.” Read his piece, “Does Trump have the power to block Comey from testifying? Probably not.”