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

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There are still moons to explore, problems to solve, challenges to meet. This is a time to remember what Americans – united, resolute, bravely facing the future – can achieve, if we wish to do so.
This suggests that Utahns’ disapproval goes beyond the job Obama is doing to the person himself. Yet, let me suggest three reasons why Latter-day Saints should think better of the president personally.
Overall, a second constitutional convention is worth serious consideration.
Today is a day to remember how far the nation has advanced in promoting the civil rights of all. The Civil Rights Acts of 1964 was a major cause. But we also need to realize that the struggle for civil rights i...
The president walks a tightrope — too little intervention and Iraq descends into an indefinite civil war and endangers the stability of other nations. Too much intervention and Americans become angry and ...
Obituaries for the tea party have been rampant in the past six months. But the tea party demonstrated it really isn’t dead after all. Last week, a tea party candidate was able to unseat House Majority Lea...
If Sen. Hatch wants to get tax reform done, he should make that his priority and forego any thoughts about re-election. That way he can leave office more as a statesman rather than as a politician worried abou...
Chinese who wish to remember the Tiananmen massacre cannot do so publicly. That is why Americans must. We must remind ourselves of the freedoms we so often take for granted.
Maybe we should remember that the family member in the same room really is much more important than our favorite news site or the person we are following on Twitter or Facebook. They will keep, but our spouse o...
There are just under 12 million illegal immigrants living in the United States today. And the number of illegal immigrants is growing, according to U.S. Border Patrol estimates. That means immigration reform ma...