Can I do my job better, please!

I plan to become a political scientist, officially, in May 2014. As a researcher of American politics, voting is very important to me. As I specialize in republicanism, I see great inefficiency in the American voting system. First, both political parties (Democratic and Republican) are liberal parties: they both promote variations of capitalism. Republicans (small…

Statistics don’t tell the whole story.

I just got back my student evaluations from 2013 Spring / Summer. The class was Introduction to Public Policy, and I had about 13 students. It was a really interesting class. Like, every week, about 8 people would show up, but it was always a different group of 8 people. And different discussions between different…

Midwest Conference Call Ends Today: I tried and…

Hi, I’ve been to the Midwest Political Science Conference twice now, and I’m applying again for 2014. Here is the abstract I plan to submit in a few hours. I welcome your comments / suggestions. This paper is basically the main  evidence chapter from my dissertation. I find evidence of republicanism in America as a competing ideology…