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PSA Debate Watch Party

The Political Science Association (PSA) hosted a debate watch party in the common area of the Student Union Building. The event was covered by KIVI Channel 6 News, and includes interviews with several students and the PSA President and Vice President. … (Read More) PSA Debate Watch Party

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

Taking Trump Seriously

Justin Vaughn’s paper titled “Taking Trump Seriously” published by The Blue Review argues that only recently have Republican leaders began to “come to terms with the fact that the Trump phenomenon is more than a passing curiosity” and started viewing … (Read More) Taking Trump Seriously

Feeling the Bern

Justin Vaughn was quoted in a Planet Jackson Hole story titled “The Buzz: Feeling the Bern” by Natosha Hoduski. In it she comments on how Bernie Sanders is gaining momentum in the presidential race despite his “media blackout”. Among other comments, Vaughn … (Read More) Feeling the Bern

Scott Yenor’s Take on Recent Student Protests

Scott Yenor’s article titled “A Professor’s Take: College Student Protests Echo 1960s Protests” was published by The Daily Signal’s Education/Commentary feed. In his article he discusses recent student protests, specifically those of University of Missouri and Yale. Read Scott Yenor’s full article … (Read More) Scott Yenor’s Take on Recent Student Protests

Presidential Policy Czars

Justin Vaughn, Associate Professor of Political Science at Boise State University, wrote a guest post for Presidential Power titled “Presidential Policy Czars”. Presidential Power is a blog that focuses on presidents and presidential politics around the world. Vaughn’s post focuses on … (Read More) Presidential Policy Czars

Students encouraged to “Rock the Vote”

Tuesday, October 6, 2015 students will have the opportunity to ask questions and get registered to vote in the upcoming election. There will be opportunities to volunteer, register, and listen in on an Election Candidates Forum.  Learn all you need … (Read More) Students encouraged to “Rock the Vote”

Jaclyn Kettler Wins Award

Jaclyn Kettler, Assistant Professor, has received The Christopher Mooney Dissertation Award for her dissertation, titled The Right to Party (Resources): Political Party Networks and Candidate Success.  The Christopher Mooney Dissertation Award is  a national award given by the American Political Science Association (APSA) State Politics and Policy … (Read More) Jaclyn Kettler Wins Award

Dr. Justin Vaughn

Assistant Professor Justin Vaughn was quoted in a U.S. News and World Report story about former presidents who parlay their time in office into millions through speeches, book deals, etc. Vaughn is an expert in the American presidency.  Read the article, … (Read More) Dr. Justin Vaughn

“Controlling the Message”

Justin Vaughn recently edited a book titled “Controlling the Message: New Media in American Political Campaigns” with the help of Victoria Farrar-Myers. This book contains a series of essays featuring research conducted during the 2012 elections. Chapter authors “look at the … (Read More) “Controlling the Message”