About Merle Black

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Merle Black

(404) 727-6570 office, merle.black@emory.edu

Merle Black, Emory's Asa G. Candler Professor of Politics and Government, is a renowned expert on national politics and the foremost authority on politics in the South. One the nation's most incisive commentators, Black is coauthor of Divided America: The Ferocious Power Struggle in American Politics. The groundbreaking work details — for the first time — the country's distinct regional differences to assess the driving forces of partisanship in national politics.

Black In the News
Associated Press: Differing views in GOP on Voting Rights Case
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
: Bob Barr for president? Maybe
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
: Simulus pulls GOP two ways
: Obama Wins in North Carolina; Democrats Increase Senate Margin
Boston Globe:
The Republican Strategy Backfires
CBS News
: Jindal Talks About Poorly-Reviewed Speech
CNN's Anderson Cooper:
Reverend Wright Responds to Criticism
CNN Election Center 2008
: Voters' reactions show resistance to negativity
CNN's Newsroom:
N.C. Primaries
CQ Politics: Many Candidates, No Favorite in Georgia Governor's Race
Forbes: Kaine tours hard-hit city after jobless bill loss
Fox 5 Atlanta: (VIDEO) Several Republicans Mull Governor's Race
The Independent
: 'I never thought we'd see the day,' Proud African Americans see their dream fulfilled
Los Angeles Times: Democrats see karma at work in Georgia race
New York Times: For South, a Waning Hold on National Politics
Newsweek: Southern Discomfort
NPR: Tide Turns for Democrats
New York Times: In the South, a Force to Challenge the GOP
Reuters: Obama grappling over AIG bonus fallout
Reuters: Obama admission of mistake rare for Presidents
Time: A Rematch for the Georgia Senate: Will Obama Help?
USA Today: For Obama, nominees' exits take off some of the glow
WABE: Republican Heavyweights Crowd Field for Gubernatorial Primary
WXIA: 'Palin Factor'Awakens Sleeping Giant of GA Voters

Black News Releases
All Eyes on Georgia for Senate Runoff (11.6.2008)
Election 2008: Emory Experts Available (11.5.2008)
Georgia Senate Race Competitive, Run-Off Possible (10.27.2008)
The Last Debate: Experts Analyze Presidential Contenders (10.13.2008)
Election '08 Panel Discussion Hosted by Emory Libraries (10.8.2008)
Fresh Battleground and Swing States Emerge in the Election (10.8.2008)
McCain's Call to Halt Campaign Risky, Unprecedented (09.25.2008)
Presidential Race to Finish will be a Close One (09.4.2008)
Challenges and Opportunities for McCain (09.2.2008)
Black, Abramowitz Comment on Presidential Campaign (08.22.2008)