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Jeffrey Lyons Quoted in Inverse Article

Assistant Professor Jeffrey Lyons was quoted in an article about how competing social influences affect political beliefs over the course of a lifetime. The article is titled, “Like States, American Families Are Blue and Red“ and examines parental and spousal influence … (Read More) Jeffrey Lyons Quoted in Inverse Article

Scot Yenor Published in Clairmont Review of Books

Scott Yenor, professor in the Political Science Department at Boise State University, has published a thought-provoking article entitled “Up from Polygamy” in the Clairmont Review of Books. “Most animals and most cultures are, according to Barash, polygamous. The “ghosts of … (Read More) Scot Yenor Published in Clairmont Review of Books

Justin Vaughn Interviewed by the Idaho Business Review

Associate professor Justin Vaughn was recently featured as one of Idaho Business Review’s “Accomplished Under 40”. The article discusses Dr. Vaughn’s contributions not only to programs within the School of Public Service, but to the community as a whole. Read … (Read More) Justin Vaughn Interviewed by the Idaho Business Review

Justin Vaughn Published in New York Times

Just in time for our presidential contenders to announce their running mates, associate professor Justin Vaughn, who also acts as the co-director of the Center for Idaho History and Politics, recently published an op-ed in the New York Times titled, “How to … (Read More) Justin Vaughn Published in New York Times

Scott Yenor Published on The Daily Signal

Professor Scott Yenor recently published the article “What Liberals Get Wrong About the Family” on the Daily Signal blog. This article discusses how liberals view autonomy, and the effects this can have on marriage and family life. (Read More) Scott Yenor Published on The Daily Signal

Jaclyn Kettler

Jaclyn Kettler was quoted in a Boise State Public Radio story about why so many Idahoans registered as Republicans this year. Kettler notes that at the time of the March primary, the race for the Republican presidential nominee was still … (Read More) Jaclyn Kettler

Scott Yenor

Scott Yenor published a review of Steven Horwitz’s new book, “Hayek’s Modern Family and the Evolution of Social Institutions,” on the Liberty and Law website sponsored through Liberty Fund. The review contrasts a sober view of changes in marriage and … (Read More) Scott Yenor

A Shooting Chance

Scott Yenor’s article titled “A Shooting Chance” about basketball in the state of Idaho was recently published by The Blue Review. He looks at both the high school and collegiate level. Read “A Shooting Chance” here. Original Sources: The Blue Review – … (Read More) A Shooting Chance

Scott Yenor Publishes Article on Gender Inequality in Sports

Scott Yenor recently published an article with the Witherspoon Institute’s Public Discourse titled “A Sporting Difference: On Men’s and Women’s Athletics”. In it Yenor comments on the inequality between men and women’s collegiate sports teams. Read Scott Yenor’s full article in … (Read More) Scott Yenor Publishes Article on Gender Inequality in Sports

Touchton’s visit to Indonesia

Michael Touchton presented his article titled “Trapping the Tigers: Regulation of Market Entry and the Rule of Law in SE Asia” at Indonesia’s Ministry of Development and Planning in Jakarta, Indonesia. His article explores the regulation of entry into the formal marketplace … (Read More) Touchton’s visit to Indonesia