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

College Football, Politics, and “Irrationality”

July 13, 2010
I thought I’d pick up on a comment Jordan offered in his last post. Other than being a nice piece, this research on college football’s relevance to politics highlights an… Read More

Two of my Favorite Things: College Football and Politics

July 9, 2010
This week, ESPN and other sports news outlets carried an AP story which contained some actual political science.  The original AP story summarized a study by Healy,… Read More