Tom Brokaw and Political Science

October 1, 2010
On today’s The Today Show, Tom Brokaw shared his experiences as a political science undergraduate at The University of South Dakota.  In particular, Brokaw recalled the influence one political science… Read More

Colbert in Congress

September 24, 2010
Stephen Colbert testified in front of House Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on Immigration, Citizenship, Refugees, Border Security, and International Law. He spent one day with the UFW (United Farm Workers)… Read More

Quick Hit: Just how bad is the scandal?

August 12, 2010
Ever wonder what’s going to happen to Maxine Waters or Charlie Rangel?  And why did Elliot Spitzer’s fondness for prostitutes trigger his resignation while David Vitter kept his post?… Read More

Michael Steele’s Gaffes: An Empirical Assessment

July 21, 2010
In the wake of Michael Steele’s most recent gaffe, political pundits and observers opined on the topic of Steele’s effects (broadly defined) on the Republican Party. With little variation, the… Read More

On the Calendar

July 15, 2010
The Old Spice spokesman, man, has some advice on how President Obama can win back female support. If congressional rifts weren’t enough, there now appears to be a… Read More

On the Calendar

July 12, 2010
This week on Capitol Hill: The House and Senate reconvened today.  Scott Brown is a tentative “yes” on Wall Street reform.  What about the filibuster pivot from West… Read More

A History of Congressional Absurdity

June 29, 2010
Teaching a class on Congress is not easy. While procedural nuances and institutional norms are sometimes difficult to articulate, the most difficult obstacle I encounter is students’ hatred for American… Read More