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Cal Jillson, political scientist, Ebola heightens partisanship

San Antonio Express WASHINGTON — As Americans wait to see how many more U.S. Ebola cases will be diagnosed, a sharp partisan divide is developing around the issue of whether or not the administration is doing enough to stop the … Continue reading

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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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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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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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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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Joshua Rovner, comments on U.S.-Ukraine policy in light of Malaysian crash

USA TODAY- “The first question is whether or not U.S. interests have changed at all in the last 24 hours,” said Joshua Rovner, a professor at Southern Methodist University. “It’s been a terrible day, but it’s not clear to me … Continue reading

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Cal Jillson comments on new series highlighting Texas politics

Star Telegram: “I think this will add to Texas’ visibility around the country,” said Cal Jillson, a political science professor at Southern Methodist University in Dallas. “The old show Dallas certainly did that. “Gov. Perry and others frequently say other … Continue reading

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Governor’s race has gone messy, and it’s only January

  “Davis and Abbott are accomplished people with a lot to offer,” wrote SMU professor Cal Jillson. “But we’re having a difficult time tuning out the noise so we can hear them.” READ MORE

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Dedman College student Rahfin Faruk writes about MLK’s dream debate

In 1935, Southern Methodist University, an all-white university with ties to the Dallas elite, declined to debate Wiley College, a historically black college made famous in The Great Debaters. Seventy-four years later, in 2009, SMU held up its end of the … Continue reading

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Freedom Riders’ film to kick off conversation series

Thursday, Jan 22. Dr. Dennis Simon, political science professor at Southern Methodist University, will lead a discussion: “Would Today’s Youth Get on the Bus?” READ MORE

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