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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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The repetition of the message made it clear — Trump as president would be preoccupied with making sure there was law and order in the nation. However, the speech was short on any explanation of exactly ho...
Remembering the genesis of Pioneer Day — and drawing lessons from this celebration — may provide some perspective on current events.
The Civil Rights Movement did not suddenly make everything OK. You cannot discriminate against a race for centuries and then, even if you suddenly stopped, say that everything is all right now. Effects of that ...
Even the best of men and women become corrupt when they are given too much power for too long. That is why limits on power, including party power, are crucial to good government.
The EU vote was not really about the EU. It was about frustration with the "chattering class." If U.S. voters define the November election as a referendum on the establishment, Hillary Clinton may be rejected b...
A cardinal difference between Donald Trump and Barry Goldwater is that partisanship is more intense today than it was in 1964 and the vast majority of Republicans who don’t like Trump will hold their nose...
Hillary Clinton’s victory reflects on how far we have come as a nation. It is a time to be grateful that women are beginning to receive the “voice and representation” they have long deserved. ...
In many ways, Hillary Clinton has lost and Bernie Sanders has won. How has that happened?
Young people, don’t hold a gloomy view of your own future. Your future is bright. Let me tell you why.
The Obama administration's draconian bathroom and locker room edict was wrong. But North Carolina state officials' reaction was also wrong. We need to find a balance rather than stand in partisan corners and fi...