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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 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...
The vice president holds specific responsibilities, including meeting regularly with the president, serving on the National Security Council, taking on campaigns such as reforming government or directing the wa...
The mantra of many Senate Republicans is that the next president should choose the nominee. But the president has done his job by nominating Garland.
Whether we have candidates who must beg others for cash or candidates who are woefully distant from the average American, our system is reinforcing the wrong values.
It is becoming increasingly apparent that Democrats who want to take back the governor’s chair will have to wait another four years for a candidate who doesn't reinforce stereotypes that undermine Democra...
Voters may well assume that the majority of delegates to the convention reflect the majority will of the state’s primary or caucus vote. But that is not necessarily the case.
Many voters, particularly socially conservatives, confuse stances on moral issues with personal morality. Just because a candidate, say, opposes gay marriage or abortion does not make that person moral.
The candidate who might be inclined to engage in Republican-type tactics — the underdog Bernie Sanders— has remained, on the whole, positive. His primary message has been to publicize growing econo...
Now, the two parties’ candidates are fighting one another. This is particularly true on the Republican side. By the fall, the nominees will turn their attention to the opposite party’s candidate. Th...
The governor says he believes there should be different views represented on the state school board. He should make sure the state school board represents the people and not a political party by vetoing the par...