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UTA In The News — Monday, January 7, 2013

Monday, January 7, 2013

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Political scientist says American Jews won't abandon Israel

Brent Sasley, UT Arlington assistant professor in political science, wrote an opinion piece for +972 Magazine arguing that despite assumptions that American Jews are distancing themselves from Israel because of its behavior, they won't be abandoning Israel any time soon.

UT Arlington graduate takes commissioner's court seat

Theresa Daniel plans to approach her new Dallas County Commissioner's job by constantly asking how initiatives and policies better the lives of county residents, The Dallas Morning News reported. The Democrat took office on the Dallas County Commissioners Court on Jan. 1. Daniel has her master's degree in public affairs and doctorate in public policy and public administration from UT Arlington.

Saxe comments on new Texas senator's stance

Just hours after he was sworn-in, Texas’ new Republican Senator Ted Cruz went on offense against president Obama and Democrats – who he says are reluctant to cut spending, CBS 11 KTVT reported. UT Arlington political science associate professor Allan Saxe says Republicans are trying to gain leverage in the escalating debate over the nation’s debt.  “It’s possible the Republicans, especially in the House of Representatives, maybe some in the Senate like Senator Cruz are going to say, ‘Look, we got to make a point with the American people, this budget deficit is critical.’”