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Richard Davis
Richard Davis is a professor of political science at Brigham Young University. Email: Richard_Davis@byu.edu

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If you're looking at the "top stories" of 2014, you might consider the ones that really had an impact in individual and family lives — in the areas of employment, health care and education. And 2014 was f...
The Republican Party is suing the state to overturn SB54, which it helped pass to compromise the Count My Vote initiative and the caucus/convention system. Republicans are wrong to oppose Utahns who want a more...
The protests and violence in Ferguson, Missouri, speak to a much larger problem we still face as a nation and a people — that race still matters.
In between the turkey dinner and the next football games, we should pause for a minute to consider freedoms we typically don’t think much about — freedoms of speech, of worship, of the press and to ...
The problem is the law on filling legislative vacancies. It currently removes voters from the process of choosing their own representatives. It retains power for political parties but takes it away from those w...
Why did Republicans do so well last Tuesday? Democratic commentators are suggesting it was because the 2014 electorate was more typical of a midterm electorate, with Republicans turning out and Democrats stayin...
As someone who has lost several times — both as the candidate and the supporter — let me give some day-after-election advice to those candidates who lost.
Many Americans aren’t even aware of midterm elections — or that they matter. If past trends hold, highly ideological people — the most extreme among us — will decide the races this year.
Liberalism is a term having become a grab-bag for all sorts of meanings. Whittle away the incorrect definitions of the term, and I believe it is worth the trouble to be a liberal.
In wake of the progressive movement of 100 years ago, a series of laws regulated monopolies, limited corporate profits and instituted the protection of labor. Many of those laws have been weakened in recent yea...