Category Archives: Department of Political Science and International Affairs

Farnsworth Comments on Trump’s Attacks on Mail-In Voting

Stephen Farnsworth, professor of political science and director of the University’s Center for Leadership and Media Studies, was recently interviewed by Courthouse News about Trump's attacks on mail-in voting. The post Farnsworth Comments on Trump’s Attacks on Mail-In Voting appeared first on EagleEye.

Farnsworth Comments in the Regional and National News

Farnsworth Comments in the Regional and National News Stephen Farnsworth, professor of political science and director of the University’s Center for Leadership and Media Studies, has been quoted in several regional and national news stories: A Look at What to Expect from the General Assembly Next Week (WVTF) Virginia Lawmakers Reject Bid to Delay May Elections (Courthouse News Service) Can Michelle Obama be Joe Biden’s running mate? Experts say she is popular and a ‘very effective choice’  University of Mary Washington on WHRV 89.5

Farnsworth Comments on Upcoming Elections in Henrico Citizen

Farnsworth Comments on Upcoming Elections in Henrico Citizen Professor of Political Science Stephen Farnsworth, who is also the director of UMW's Center for Leadership and Media Studies, recently commented in the Henrico Citizen on the possibility of using mail-in or absentee ballots for upcoming elections. The groups are asking for provisions such as free or prepaid postage, allowing ballots postmarked by election day to count, in addition to extending early voting periods for in-person voting. Two possible alternatives to replace voting in person are mail-in and absentee ballots, according to Stephen Farnsworth, a professor at the University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg who specializes in media and elections. The post Farnsworth Comments on Upcoming Elections in Henrico Citizen appeared first on EagleEye.

Farnsworth Comments in the Regional and National News

Farnsworth Comments in the Regional and National News Stephen Farnsworth, professor of political science and director of the University’s Center for Leadership and Media Studies, has been quoted in several regional and national news stories: Grading the region’s coronavirus response: Hogan 1st, Northam last, and Bowser in the middle (The Washington Post) National Media Discover Gov. Hogan: ’The Republican Who Gets It’ (Maryland Matters) Viewpoints with Todd van der Hey (CJAD Montreal) Virginia Judge Loosens Ballot Signature Rules Amid Pandemic (Courthouse News Service) The post Farnsworth Comments in the Regional and National News appeared first on EagleEye.

Farnsworth Comments on Virginia Budget on WAMU

Stephen Farnsworth, professor of political science and director of the University’s Center for Leadership and Media Studies, has been quoted in the following story on WAMU, "Virginia Lawmakers Pass $135b Budget, Despite Calls to Delay Amid Health Scare." “Budgets are always vulnerable to timing,” said political scientist Stephen Farnsworth at the University of Mary Washington. Still, he added, “you are looking at an environment that the Democratic majority is trying to increase funding for issues that Democrats campaigned on last year. The post Farnsworth Comments on Virginia Budget on WAMU appeared first on EagleEye.

Farnsworth Delivers Lectures on ‘Late Night with Trump’

Stephen Farnsworth, professor of political science and director of the University’s Center for Leadership and Media Studies, recently delivered three invited lectures entitled, “Political Humor and the Donald Trump Presidency,” which were drawn from his new co-authored book, Late Night With Trump: Political Humor and the American Presidency. The talks were delivered at the University of Vermont in Burlington, VT, St. Michael’s College in Colchester, VT and the Georgetown Day School in Washington, DC.

Dr. Farnsworth was also interviewed regarding this co-authored book by Transition Virginia, a leading Virginia podcast. Listen here.

Dr. Farnsworth has also been quoted in several regional and national news stories:

Democratic trifecta sparks a revolution for LGBTQ Virginians (NBC News.com)

“Late Night with Trump” and Scorched Earth Humor

Democrats Promised To Change Virginia. Here Are Six Areas Where They Made Moves (WAMU)

Year of Fear, Chapter Five: Are Democrats an Endangered Species in Caroline County? Maybe Not. (CJR.org)

Biden Victories Calm the Waters as Sanders’ Ship Founders (The Well News)

Late-Night Comedy Is No Laughing Matter (Public Affairs Council)

Speaker probes political humor in age of Trump (Saint Michael’s College)