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Constitution Day Discussion Focuses on Imperial Presidency

Sep 19, 2014 - Last night, the Department of Political Science led a discussion of "The Imperial Presidency: Unilateral Presidential Action and Constiutional Limits" for one of Union's larger Constitution Day events. With President Obama's unilateral actions stopping deportation of certain illegal immigrants, making recess appointments when the Senate was in pro forma session, bombing Libya without Congressional authorization, waiving compliance with No Child Left Behind (NCLB), changing dat...read more

Department Graduates 7

May 21, 2014 - This past Saturday, the Department of Political Science sent seven graduates off into the world. During their time at Union, they were very active in Student Government, Tennessee Intercollegiate State Legislature (TISL), fraternities and sororities, debate team, and many other campus and community activities. We wish the following God's richest blessings as they begin this new phase in their lives. Seth Brake of Denver, NC starred as the captain of Union'...read more

Benefield Makes History Winning PSC Bracket Challenge

Apr 8, 2014 - Nice guys don’t finish last, they finish second (unless you adhere to the Ricky Bobby philosophy of “if you’re not first, you’re last.”) Before the bracket challenge started, Colby Benefield, a student in American Government, heard Dr. Evans talking with students about the Departmental Bracket Challenge and asked if he could play. Dr. Evans, being the gentlemen he is, said “sure.” So who wins the Department Bracket Challenge?&n...read more

Anderson Defends Marriage As Between One Man and One Woman

Feb 14, 2014 - Last night, Ryan Anderson spoke to a full room in the Grant Center on the topic of “What Is Marriage?” Anderson is the William Simon Fellow at the Heritage Foundation and editor of Public Discourse, an on-line journal on ethics and public policy. He is also the author of What is Marriage? Man and Woman: A Defense, with Sherif Girgis and Robert Georg...read more

Evans Presents Paper on Partisan Waves and Congressional Retirement

Jan 26, 2014 - Do you ever notice that when a Congressman or Senator announces their retirement that they always tend to say that they want to spend time with family or begin a new chapter in their life? Well many times, they do this because they fear they may lose their race for reelection. Just recently, Scott Matheson (D-UT) and Mike McIntyre (D-NC)announced their retirements with that justification. Yet, they both represent districts that Mitt Romney won by double digits and the president and his heal...read more

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