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Stanford expert says brokered Republican convention could be 'gigantic mess,' but not a bad idea

Political scientist Morris Fiorina says, however, it would give the party a chance to consider alternative candidates.

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Terrorism drives nationalistic fervor in presidential politics, Stanford sociologist says

Stanford sociologist Robb Willer says terrorism generally serves to sharpen national boundaries and increase nationalist spirit. However, scholars are largely in uncharted territory in regard to how terrorism will affect the 2016 presidential campaign, as prior research has focused primarily on incumbent officeholders.