Are Better Legislation and Lower Federal Spending on the Horizon?

December 31, 2010
One of my favorite places to take in varying perspectives of current political events and issues is Politico’s “The Arena.” In this forum, Politico poses a question to a panel… Read More

“Why won’t They Reform the Filibuster?”

November 1, 2010
Ezra Klein posted an article Friday about “Six things Obama has done Wrong.” His last point on the administration’s failures is their inability to change the filibuster. The… Read More

Grading Presidential Rhetoric using Readability Software

September 15, 2010
If you were a junior high or high school teacher interested in assigning presidential speeches for your American Government class, which presidential speeches would you assign and to whom?  My… Read More

Yucca Mountain

July 2, 2010
When teaching American politics to undergraduates, I always seem to find a handful of examples or issues that transcend each lecture.  The politics surrounding Yucca Mountain is my next universal… Read More