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Brexit And Trump Show The Rejection Of Liberalism

The Conversation US | Posted 06.28.2016 | World
The Conversation US

The current rejection of the liberal idea has come in disparate forms and is by no means universal. Last week's Brexit vote in the United Kingdom and Donald Trump's presidential ambitions in the United States are only the most obvious signs of this new illiberal wave.

Thank You, Mr. Trump

David Paine | Posted 06.03.2016 | Politics
David Paine

Here's an alternative POV: Donald Trump will be good for us. The prospect that a person like him could actually become our President is forcing many ...

The Decision Not to Furl the Confederate Flag in My Classroom

Karyn Amira | Posted 06.03.2016 | Education
Karyn Amira

Right before the 2014 holiday season while in the final throes of my PhD program I was offered a job as an Assistant Professor at the College of Charl...

Trump Culture: Threat, Fear and the Tightening of the American Mind

The Conversation US | Posted 04.27.2016 | Politics
The Conversation US

What is "Trump culture," and where is it coming from? As it turns out, our group at the University of Maryland has been studying the basis for Trump culture for the last 10 years, something that we call "cultural tightness-looseness."

Get Ready For The Veepstakes, Everybody!

The Huffington Post | Jason Linkins | Posted 04.26.2016 | Politics

For all we argue which American presidents were successful and which were failures, one has to be impressed with the glowing achievements of American ...

THE WILDCATTERS: Why We Write

Keith Gaddie | Posted 03.14.2016 | Politics
Keith Gaddie

If you start getting irritated with political science professor friends during this campaign, it's because of the discipline and what it was meant to do -- understand and defend democracy and avoid the failures of civic culture.

Experts Weigh In: Women Also Know Stuff

Samara Klar | Posted 03.08.2016 | Politics
Samara Klar

This post was written by the Editorial Board of WomenAlsoKnowStuff: Emily Beaulieu, Amber Boydstun, Nadia Brown, Kim Yi Dionne, Andra Gillespie, Sa...

Why Are Political Experts Mostly Men? Women Also Know Stuff

The Conversation US | Posted 03.09.2016 | Education
The Conversation US

Beyond the number of women faculty, other obstacles prevent women from being called upon to serve as experts within the profession and beyond. Research shows that women in political science do not attain tenure and other promotions at the same rates as men, even when controlling for multiple relevant factors.

Are Donald Trump Supporters Merely "Unhyphenated Americans"?

Benjamin Knoll | Posted 02.06.2016 | Politics
Benjamin Knoll

Donald Trump's campaign slogan has is "Make America Great Again." Perhaps this resonates with unhyphenated Americans who actively reject all non-American identities (even ancestral identities) and respond positively to his nativist, authoritarian rhetoric.

Disability: A New Campaign Issue About Not-so-new Concerns

David Pettinicchio | Posted 01.28.2016 | Politics
David Pettinicchio

Democratic presidential frontrunner Hillary Clinton recently proposed increased early screenings and more resources for treating autism.

Donald Trump Could Do Something Unprecedented In Modern Elections

The Huffington Post | Matt Fuller | Posted 01.27.2016 | Politics

Donald Trump may be about to do something that has never been done in the modern presidential nominating era: Win a state primary without a single end...

Remembering Stanley

Debora Spar | Posted 01.04.2016 | Education
Debora Spar

I always pictured him, strangely enough, as a frog. Not a silly frog in any way, or a pre-prince-like frog, but the kind of wise frog who would populate the best kind of fairy tales if fairy tales ever involved professors who strove to explain the world.

Here's What Science Says About Gender Bias In Elections

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 11.12.2015 | Science

Presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Carly Fiorina will have a more challenging time than their male opponents convincing voters that they're q...

Cow Chips and Politics

Don Ringe | Posted 05.25.2016 | Politics
Don Ringe

Several years ago, I bought into the notion that GSR (Galvanic Skin Response) technology could be a measurement used in political focus groups to analyze the intensity of a group member's response to a series of TV spots.

Why Does Everyone Hate Libertarians?

Druce Vertes, CFA | Posted 05.17.2016 | Politics
Druce Vertes, CFA

We need libertarians to defend freedom. They should be constructive in their skepticism of anything that threatens liberty, whether it's government or private interests, and mindful of the tradeoffs. There aren't enough libertarians like that.

Jason Linkins

Thinking About Skipping The Iowa Caucuses? Better Think Again!

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.14.2015 | Politics

Earlier this week, news broke that former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush was opting out of active participation in this summer's Iowa Straw Poll, the annual ev...

Book Review: Thieves of State

Taylor Dibbert | Posted 05.03.2015 | Books
Taylor Dibbert

Thieves of State by Sarah Chayes is informative, thought-provoking, very interesting and concisely written. Published this year, the book is about corruption and its devastating effects.

Jason Linkins

The 10 Best Months For Presidential Election Poll Accuracy, Ranked

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 08.19.2015 | Politics

This week, you probably saw some headlines that said things like, "Poll: Clinton clobbers potential GOP foes." Which sounds pretty definitive. But! Yo...

Jason Linkins

If It's Sunday Morning, Is It Sexist?

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 01.08.2015 | Politics

If you've spent any length of time watching the Sunday morning political talk shows, as I once, regrettably, did, you've probably noticed that the on-...

Thanksgiving for Social Scientists

Ralph Nader | Posted 01.26.2015 | Politics
Ralph Nader

Besides giving us insights, surveys and findings, can more social scientists like these few but important examples change some routines to provide strategies, tactics, and solutions that can more practically flow from their knowledge to action?

The Problem and the Solution

William B. Bradshaw | Posted 01.08.2015 | Politics
William B. Bradshaw

People throughout the U.S. have such a bad opinion of politicians that in their early years they prepare for other occupations and vocations, never giving serious thought to becoming a politician.

One Solution to the World's Wars: Alternative Energy

Michael Shammas | Posted 11.10.2014 | College
Michael Shammas

Crimea, once part of Ukraine, is now part of Russia (at least according to Putin). Yet so far, this dramatic move is being met with relatively weak responses from the United States and Europe.

Jason Linkins

Everybody Calm Down About The Kansas Senate Race

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 09.04.2014 | Politics

If you spent any time Wednesday scanning headlines and tweets about the Kansas Senate race, you wouldn't be thought a fool to have come away with the ...

D'Souza's Shameful Treatment of Conservatives Highlights Need for a Renaissance of Intellectual Conservatism

Joseph Amodeo | Posted 09.22.2014 | Politics
Joseph Amodeo

Conservative doctrine can no longer afford to fall victim to poorly constructed books and films or, for that matter, "talking heads" who risk negating the very real contribution that this political philosophy has and can continue to make to our society.

Jason Linkins

The President Isn't Green Lantern. So What Is He Then?

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.22.2014 | Politics

Over at Vox this week, Ezra Klein offers up the latest critique of the "Green Lantern Theory of the Presidency." He's not the first to have done so, a...