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Cal Jillson, Political Science, what if Republicans take over the Senate?

Christian Science Monitor …In the run-up to the 2016 election, “it would be in the interest of the Republican majority in both houses, should one develop, and President Obama to position their party brands as able to do business,” says … Continue reading

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Embrey Human Rights Program Director Rick Halperin interviewed about helping hate crime survivor Rais Bhuiyan promote a “World Without Hate”

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Cal Jillson, political science professor, Rick Perry tries for positive spin on indictment

Business Insider….. Cal Jillson, a political science professor at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, said Perry has a brief chance to reintroduce himself. If Perry goes to trial, voters will see a parade of Perry operatives discuss the deal-making surrounding … Continue reading

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SMU seismologists, Texas Railroad Commission OKs new rules for injection wells

Star Telegram- State agency OKs new rules for injection wells …Southern Methodist University researchers said this year that they had detected more than 300 quakes large enough to be recorded by multiple seismic monitors the school has deployed in the Azle … Continue reading

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Political Science Professor Matthew Wilson on Wendy Davis’ TV ad

KERA….Davis’ ad is a dramatization of an event in 1993. A vacuum cleaner salesman offering in-home demonstrations rapes a young mother while her two children sleep in a nearby room. “The salesman was a sexual predator on probation but the … Continue reading

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Ron Wetherington, Anthropology Professor, Dallas-based institute out to prove biblical version of creation

Dallas Morning News… Dallas researchers out to scientifically prove biblical version of creation Most scientists believe Darwin got it right: Single-celled creatures evolved into complex ones, a process of natural selection and genetic adaptation that over eons turned a primordial … Continue reading

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Political Science Professor quoted in Time

….“Governor Perry’s public relations strategy is to present this indictment as one blow, low and foul, in an ongoing fight between a disgraced, partisan, Democratic, district attorney and a Republican governor fighting for common decency, the rule of law, and … Continue reading

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Final reading of Summer Author Series to feature Creative Writing Professor David Haynes

Creative Writing Professor David Haynes will read from A Star in the Face of the Sky at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 21, at the Audelia Road branch at 10045 Audelia Road. Haynes’s book is about two families coping with the … Continue reading

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Matthew Wilson, Dedman College professor, should the government say whether churches can preach politics from the pulpit?

READ FULL BLOG POST HERE MATTHEW WILSON, Assistant Professor of Political Science, Southern Methodist University The limitation on political activity by religious organizations is both misguided and unenforceable in any coherent, consistent way, and should thus be repealed. Many of … Continue reading

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Jeffrey Engel, director of the Center for Presidential History and Dedman College professor in Washington Times

Washington Times: …“I think people are remarkably flippant. Neither side thinks this is actually going to happen,” said Jeffrey Engel, director of the Center for Presidential History at Southern Methodist University. “In recent years it seems the rhetoric has increased … Continue reading

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