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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

Predictions for 2014

Jan 3, 2014 - With all the pundits making predictions for the coming year, the Union Political Science faculty have decided to make some of their own predictions. See what the faculty predict and then come back next year and see how well they did. Our guess is that Dr. Watson's predictions will be the least likely to come true but they are definitely the most amusing. Hunter Baker's 2014 predictions: 1. The GO...read more

Gill argues property rights is next important religious liberty issue

Nov 4, 2013 - This morning University of Washington political scientist Tony Gill spoke to the Future of American Politics class on the future threats to religious liberty. Gill, who has written The Political Origins of Religious Liberty and is the host of Research on Religion pod casts, argued that the real issue that Christians should be concerned about is religious property rights and that these rights are more improtant than public displays of nativity scenes at Christmas. read more

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