USC in the News

USC In the News 9/28/2017

CNN published an op-ed by Edward McCaffery of the USC Gould School about President Donald Trump's proposed tax plan and how the potential tax cuts will impact Americans. According to McCaffery, these cuts will hurt single-parent households, larger families, blue state earners and the federal deficit. "Is it really fair that millions of working parents, single and otherwise, should see their taxes increase to help finance a massive tax cut for hundreds of multimillionaire morons?" he wrote.

Vox published commentary by Edward Kleinbard of the USC Gould School about President Donald Trump's proposed tax plan. According to Kleinbard, in order to balance out the budget, the income tax burden will fall on average Americans while the richest citizens will likely benefit. "Where personal taxes are concerned, the proposal is a surefire winner for the very top of the income ladder, including the president," he wrote. Los Angeles Times quoted Kleinbard about the impact of the capital gains tax. The Times also quoted Kleinbard about the lack of specific policy details in President Donald Trump's tax reform plan.

The New York Times quoted Karen North of the USC Annenberg School on whether it is reasonable to hold Twitter liable for the spread of false information by users or bots.

CW News Los Angeles affiliate KTLA-TV quoted Lois Banner, professor emeritus of the USC Dornsife College, on how the late Hugh Hefner made himself a cultural icon. The Washington Post, USA Today, The Wrap and LAist, in obituaries for Hefner, noted his contributions to the USC School of Cinematic Arts.

Fox News Los Angeles affiliate KTTV-TV quoted Michael Levine of the Keck School of Medicine of USC about the rise in emergency room visits for use of the drug "lean" - a combination of the antihistamine Promethazine with the opiate codeine.

The China Post (Taiwan) interviewed Jacob Soll of the USC Dornsife College about his recent book "The Reckoning: Financial Accountability and the Rise and Fall of Nations."

Consumer Reports quoted Brad Spellberg of the Keck School of Medicine of USC on the power of consumers to demand antibiotic meat at restaurants, which may curb the trend of antibiotic resistance.

CNET quoted Karen North of the USC Annenberg School on how Twitter allows President Donald Trump to push the limits of the First Amendment.

The New York Times (in an Associated Press story) mentioned a USC assistant basketball coach was charged with federal corruption by the FBI and noted USC launched an internal investigation by former FBI Director Louis Freeh. Los Angeles Times noted comments by USC Athletic Director Lynn Swan. The New York Times' "California Today" newsletter, Los Angeles Times (in an Associated Press story and second story here), NBC News, The Orange County Register, Forbes, International Business Times and Marketwatch mentioned the charges.

Politico and Mother Jones cited a study by Emilio Ferrara of the USC Viterbi School's Information Sciences Institute on how a significant proportion of Twitter accounts that circulated campaign-related tweets during the American presidential election were bots and the possible impact this had on the election.

The Huffington Post reported on research by Yves Bergquist of the USC School of Cinematic Art's Entertainment Technology Center's Data & Analytics Project that found Rotten Tomatoes scores do not correlate to box office success or failures.

Hyperallergic noted the opening of The Boyle Heights Museum on Oct. 1 and how the project was successful because of a partnership between George Sanchez of the USC Dornsife College's Center for Democracy and Diversity and the Casa 0101 Theater.