UW-Madison political scientist David Canon speaks with Brian Standing about the appointment of Paul Ryan as U.S. Speaker of the House.
In this pledge drive edition of the Monday Buzz, host Brian Standing speaks with University of Washington professor Mark Smith about his new book, Secular Faith: How Culture Has Trumped Religion in American Politics. In it, Smith argues that religion is not the immovably conservative political force some have characterized it as, but instead morphs and […]
Every election season, Americans come to expect an inundation of two things: attack ads and opinion polling. The former is pretty straightforward: candidates seek money for huge ad buys to tell half-truths about their opponents and hope voters are impressed by their hand-picked statistics. But the results of polls, and the processes and techniques pollsters […]
In 2012, Kohl’s Corp. received a whopping $62.5 million tax credit package from the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation earmarked for job creation and the construction of a new headquarters. Three years later, Kohl’s is headquartered out of its new building, but has struggled to meet its required jobs quota, landing at just 15 percent of […]
This Week On Mel & Floyd: Dr. Smartypant’s Frankenstein President, ugh . . . always the guns, Wisconsin:America’s Dunderland, the selfie vote, and tons more fun!!!
Although the resignation of Speaker John Boehner of Ohio might have come across to some observers as abrupt, the departure of the House Republican leader was precipitated by a long career in government marked by political battles, the most recent of which manifested itself in publicly visible tension with some of the more conservative members […]