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ProfHeather
San Francisco
Professor Emeritus of Political Science, San Francisco State University
Interests: Political Theory, Politics and Religion, Politics and Literature, Contemporary American Politics
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Political scientists have long concluded that, however the harsh and vitriolic the rhetoric of primary debates, party loyalty produces a return to party allegience during the general electio. This axiom has been put to a severe test with the presidency of Donald Trump. During the primary debates, Rubio referred to... Continue reading
Reblogged May 17, 2017 at Let's Talk Politics
Political Scientists have long concluded that, however the harsh and vitriolic the rhetoric of primary debates, party loyalty produces a return to party allegience�during the generalelection.This axiom has been put to a severe test with the Presidency of Donald Trump. During the primary debates, Rubio referred to Trump as a... Continue reading
Reblogged May 17, 2017 at Let's Talk Politics
Political Scientists have long concluded that, however the harsh and vitriolic the rhetoric of primary debates, party loyalty produces a return to party allegience during the general election. This axiom has been put to a severe test with the Presidency of Donald Trump. During the primary debates, Rubio referred to... Continue reading
Reblogged May 17, 2017 at Let's Talk Politics
Political Scientists have long concluded that, however the harsh and vitriolic the rhetoric of primary debates, party loyalty produces a return to party allegience during the general election. This axiom has been put to a severe test with the Presidency of Donald Trump. During the primary debates, Rubio referred to... Continue reading
Posted May 16, 2017 at Let's Talk Politics
"What we need is a government shutdown." tweeted May 2nd. Shutdown will cost American Economy over 20 Billion dollars according to Standard and Poors Ratings. "Congressional Rules are Archaic." tweeted after Appropriations bill required Democratic votes to pass. "Its complicated." Said after failure of Congress to bring to vote Repeal... Continue reading
Posted May 2, 2017 at Let's Talk Politics
Both the "Beloved Leader" of North Korea and the less than loved leader of the United States appear to be on a dangerous collision course. Both are unpredictable and tend to celebrate that quality; Both are given to bellicose rhetoric and threatening military gestures. But a glimmer of hope may... Continue reading
Posted Apr 29, 2017 at Let's Talk Politics
Both the "Beloved Leader" of North Korea and the less than loved leader of the United States appear to be on a dangerous collision course. Both are unpredictable and tend to celebrate that quality; Both are given to bellicose rhetoric and threatening military gestures. But a glimmer of hope may... Continue reading
Posted Apr 29, 2017 at Let's Talk Politics
The American President has collided with realty. The President who rose to power with neither political nor military experience - the first such president in American history - has discovered that applause lines in rallies does not translate into concrete policies and legislative achievements. His lack of political experience, an... Continue reading
Posted Apr 25, 2017 at Let's Talk Politics
I am currently involved in a discussion with a colleague from the University of Amsterdam. We both agree that Hannah Arendt is possibly the most significant political theorist of the 20th century. As a philosopher, my colleague has been directing a working group examining her philosophical magnum opus, The Life... Continue reading
Posted Apr 21, 2017 at Let's Talk Politics
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