Even in today's fragmented media environment, the president still has the power to lead the debate on income inequality


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Matthew Eshbaugh-Soha, chair of the UNT Department of Political Science, and doctoral student Ronald J. McGauvran write about their research on increased attention to income inequality shown by presidents from 1999 to 2013 driving news coverage and influencing national policy debates. However, federal policy usually does not result from a president drawing attention to income inequality.

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