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Simon F. Haeder

Assistant Professor of Political Science, West Virginia University


Experts Agree that Trump’s Coronavirus Response Was Poor, but the U.S. Was Ill-Prepared in the First Place

Trump called coronavirus a hoax, and he dragged his feet in addressing it. But the U.S. health care system was ill-equipped from the start to deal with such a crisis. The pandemic shows the flaws.


Boeing 737 MAX: The FAA Wanted a Safe Plane – But Didn’t Want To Hurt America’s Biggest Exporter Either

Some are calling the FAA's relationship with Boeing an open-and-shut case of "regulatory capture." The reality is more complicated.