The PoliSci Newsletter
Gary Moncrief was quoted in the Idaho Statesman article “Dan Popkey: Bedke poised to unseat Denney”. A story about Idaho House Speaker Lawrence Denny and his odds of being unseated in the coming year.
Political Science professor, John Freemuth comments on the Sawtooth National Recreation Area in Idaho turning 40 years old. Read the article in the Read about Sawtooth’s 40th Anniversary in State Journal and the Idaho Statesman.
Professor Gary Moncrief discussed the results of the recent primary election in idahopolitic’s blog and the question “did the GOP closed ballot work?”.
Professor Gary Moncrief provided analysis of the recent primary election for Boise State Public Radio and the Idaho Statesman. Moncrief discussed changes at the polls, low voter turnout and the future of Idaho’s closed primaries.
Read about Gary Moncrief and the recent primary in Update.
Brian Wampler has been invited to make a presentation at the international Open Government Partnership (OGP) annual conference to be held April 17-18 in Brasilia, Brazil.
Last year seven governments, led by the United States and Brazil, initiated the OGP in an effort to encourage national governments to be more transparent and accountable. This effort is being developed in conjunction with NGOs and other civil society organizations. More than 30 countries are sending official delegations to the annual conference.
For more details, visit www.opengovpartnership.org.
This article originally posted in Read about the international Open Government Partnership in Update.
Is there a right way to be a person? Does the quality of our community somehow depend on whether people live that way? Dr. Stewart Gardner was featured in a podcast that invites you to join in the exercise of cracking open such questions.
Read more and listen to the podcast on Read about “The Human Situation” in Beyond the Blue.
For those interested in the political races happening this year be sure to read the Washington Post article Twenty years on, ‘Year of the Woman’ fades. In the article Professor Gary Moncrief is quoted on the race in Idaho and how women are playing a part in that race.
In conservative Idaho, whose filing deadline was this month, nearly four in 10 of the Democratic candidates for the state legislature are women, while only 13 percent of the Republican candidates are, said Gary Moncrief, a political science professor at Boise State University.
“In other words, a Democratic candidate is three times more likely to be a woman than is a Republican candidate,” he said. “In Idaho, it isn’t a gender gap; it’s a gender chasm.”
This story was first published in Read about the Gender gap in Update.
Gary Moncrief was quoted in a report on WUWM Milwaukie Public Radio on efforts to recall Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker. Moncrief said that no matter what other political issues have arisen in Wisconsin during the past year, he expects a recall election to focus on unions’ collective bargaining rights, a divisive issue in that state. Read the story here.
This story originally appeared in the Read about Gary Moncrief’s thoughts on the Wisconsin Recall Effort in Update.
Gus Voss, a senior political science major, is running for the Idaho House of Representatives, seat 17A, in the 2012 election.
Voss feels he has a moral duty to fix the legislature.
“Given our current political climate, I feel it is my ethical duty to run for office,” Voss said. “I feel that constituents of district 17 deserve a lot more than that, especially since we are much more intelligent than the candidates of district 17 are willing to demonstrate.”
Voss is a Boise native and said he was largely influenced by his father and grandparents who, “taught me a hard work ethic and a strong sense of morality.”
He said he believes this work ethic helped him through a variety of occupations. Voss has worked several customer service jobs such as the Boise Co-Op as stock-boy and the Owyhee Plaza Hotel as a banquet server during his four years at Boise State.
Read the Arbiter Online article about Gus’s campaign.