Professor Perspective: Opinions on Obama’s Religion

Polls have revealed what appears to be a rather shocking level of misinformation about the religion of President Obama among Republicans in some southern states. Leading up to the Republican primary in Alabama and Mississippi, polls conducted by Public Policy Polling showed that 45% of Republicans in Alabama and 52%...

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Dividing to Conquer: TN Voter Registration Laws

On September 13th, 2011, 96-year-old Dorothy Cooper waited patiently for over an hour at the DMV station in Chattanooga, TN to get her now mandatory state-issued photo ID. An active citizen, Cooper has missed only one election since 1933, and desired only to continue to exercise her fundamental right to...

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Could Reagan Have Won the 2012 GOP Nomination?

Last year, a Gallup Poll asked Americans which US president they regarded as the greatest. Ronald Reagan, the 40th president of the United States, was atop the list with 19% of those polled calling him the greatest president America has ever seen, a full 5% points above Abraham Lincoln. Reagan’s...

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Rights, Rhetoric & Reality: The Future of Birth Control

Birth control is an interesting thing – an in recent years, appears to have burst into the political spotlight to a astounding degree. For instance, the US Department of Health and Human Services’ recent decision to overrule the FDA approval on the morning-after pill caused a stir. While the FDA...

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Issues Driving the 2012 Election

Every election cycle, Americans go to the voting booth with certain issues in mind. Voters survey the candidates and determine who matches up with their views most consistently. While many Americans vote strictly by party, issue voting asserts that constituents often cast their ballots based on the common concerns of...

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Over & Out: The End of the US Shuttle Program

On Thursday, July 21st, 2011 – a little more than a year ago — the Atlantis space shuttle landed smoothly at Florida’s Kennedy Space Center. Mission Commander Chris Ferguson’s voice, shaken with emotion, rang loud and clear in Mission Control: “Atlantis is finally home. We were honored to be a...

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