Tag Archives: Tea Party

How the Government Shutdown Affects Me

I teach a Career Seminar course for political science students, and one of the most valuable innovations in that class (first innovated by my colleague, so no credit for me) is having the State Department’s regional Diplomat-in-Residence come speak to … Continue reading

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Giving Up on Democracy?

My friend P.J. asked me recently if I thought it was possible that the Tea Party wing of the Republican Party had given up on “trying to win a democratic game.” That is, have they decided–finally realized, is perhaps more … Continue reading

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Strategic Analysis of the Sequester

One of my Political Behavior students wrote a nice strategic analysis of the sequester and its failure. His theoretical basis was the concept of brinkmanship, originally devised by Thomas Schelling, and concludes that the sequester is a good example of … Continue reading

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