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United States Politics

Dr. Jaclyn Kettler

Jaclyn Kettler is co-author on an article published in the March issue of the Political Research Quarterly. In this paper, researchers answer the question “Why do cities spend scarce resources lobbying the federal government?”. Using a new dataset, they study the lobbying … (Read More) Dr. Jaclyn Kettler

Dr. Justin Vaughn

A poll of political science experts on the American presidency, conducted by Justin Vaughn, revealed intriguing new findings about the popularity of U.S. presidents and was featured in several national media outlets, including the Washington Post blog, Constitution Daily, Brookings Institute and … (Read More) Dr. Justin Vaughn

Public Invited to Join Discussion About Election’s Impact

The Blue Review (TBR), Boise State’s journal of popular scholarship, and the Boise Weekly newspaper will hold a post-midterm elections breakdown panel discussion at 6 p.m. Nov. 10 at Boise State Downtown, 301 S. Capitol Blvd. A distinguished panel of … (Read More) Public Invited to Join Discussion About Election’s Impact

Gary Moncrief to Speak at Midwestern Legislative Conference

Professor Gary Moncrief will be travelling to Omaha, Nebraska to discuss the history of state legislatures and their current role in society.  He will be speaking at a conference for lawmakers, July 13-16. The Midwestern Legislative Conference comprises lawmakers from 11 … (Read More) Gary Moncrief to Speak at Midwestern Legislative Conference

Justin Vaughn Interviewed on Reader’s Corner

Associate Professor Justin Vaughn was interviewed on Boise State Public Radio’s Friday, June 13 episode of Reader’s Corner.  President Bob Kustra and Dr. Vaughn discussed the book The Rhetoric of Heroic Expectations: Establishing the Obama Presidency, which was co-authored by Dr. … (Read More) Justin Vaughn Interviewed on Reader’s Corner

Justin Vaughn Quoted in “American Conservative”

Assistant Professor Justin Vaughn was quoted in an article in the May/June 2014 issue of American Conservative about U.S. Rep. Raul Labrador. Vaughn said that in order for Labrador to become a power player in Washington, he would have to lose … (Read More) Justin Vaughn Quoted in “American Conservative”

Justin Vaughn Honored with Peter C. Rollins Book Award

Justin Vaughn, assistant professor of political science, recently was awarded the Peter C. Rollins Book Award from the Southwest Popular/American Culture Association for his book “Women in the White House: Gender, Popular Culture, and the American Presidency.” The Rollins award … (Read More) Justin Vaughn Honored with Peter C. Rollins Book Award

Ross Burkhart Quoted in Tampa Bay Times Blog

Ross Burkhart, Associate Professor of Political Science and co-director of the Canadian Studies Program, was quoted in a PolitiFact.com story about Hillary Clinton’s claims that the United States is falling behind Canada on key measurements. Burkhart said the key comparisons … (Read More) Ross Burkhart Quoted in Tampa Bay Times Blog

Justin Vaughn Contributed to The Monkey Cage

Assistant Professor of Political Science Justin Vaughn has contributed an article to The Monkey Cage, the political blog of The Washington Post.  The article, “Can Rob Nabors Fix the VA?  Here’s What He Needs,” addresses the recent outcry against the … (Read More) Justin Vaughn Contributed to The Monkey Cage

John Freemuth Discussed Federal Timber Rules on Boise State Public Radio

John Freemuth, a professor of political science, was quoted in a Boise State Public Radio report on how federal timber rules have affected the logging industry. Freemuth talks about the politics of environmental protection and how that has influenced the … (Read More) John Freemuth Discussed Federal Timber Rules on Boise State Public Radio