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Catholic Church gets win in liberal California Legislature

...balance."It's a different kind of playing field from abortion and gay rights," said Claremont McKenna College political scientist Jack Pitney. "The church is part of a more powerful coalition."The vote carried possible political risks for...
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China's biggest public political event - but is it relevant?

...who has consolidated his powers at the expense of other institutions, including the NPC, said Ming Xia, a political scientist at City University of New York who studies China's legislative system.The congress has become increasingly...
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Study: Conservatives say they're happy, but liberals show it

...Having Fun." His spokesman Ken Grubbs said, "A day at the office here ... is never without lots of laughs."Political scientist Jack Pitney said the Wojcik study was so off kilter that it seemed to be a parody, adding "I don't think too...
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Alaska Editorial: Reserve transfer would hurt state's future fiscal options

...of the fact that dividends are supposed to be based on a five-year rolling average return. One needn't be a political scientist to understand that if residents didn't receive dividends in 2016 because of the move, legislators up for election...
My Turn: Will rise of nonreligious reshape US politics?

...said, register and vote less than committed Christians. But "there is untapped potential."David Campbell, a political scientist at the University of Notre Dame and co-author of "American Grace: How Religion Divides and Unites Us," suggests...
My Turn: Your vote is free speech- think before you cast

...Statisticians tell us the more who vote, the more likely an accurate measure of the public choice. Philosophers and political scientists tell us the more who study the complex issues to inform their vote, the more likely a successful outcome for all...
My Turn: Maximum benefit to people or favored corporations?

...from Houston and New York City, speaking to Alaskans with a feigned authority that resembles forked tongues. Political scientists call it strategic misrepresentation.Big Oil's favorite political weapon is television. With more money than...
Ohio's job growth doesn't guarantee an Obama win

...That trend encourages Obama's supporters, but it might have scant influence on the Nov. 6 election.Several political scientists' studies have concluded that voters are less influenced by local and state economic trends than by national statistics...
Fall arts preview

...Library or in the Egan Lecture Hall. These talks showcase a wide range of speakers, from authors to artists to political scientists. A new series of talks will be presented in the spring.Sept. 14: "Breaking Ice for Arctic Oil" with...
Romney's 47 percent blunder

...Romney's supporters - especially the elderly - don't pay federal income taxes and receive government benefits.As a political scientist, Romney is an excellent former governor of Massachusetts.On taxes, he was repeating a conservative talking...


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