Category Archives: Department of Political Science

Va. candidate backed by Democratic Socialists draws attacks from Senate Minority Leader Richard Saslaw (Washington Post)

“In any primary, you need consistent prodding to get people to the polls,” said Stephen Farnsworth, a political science professor at the University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg. “The one thing that can counter money is work on the ground. When you have a lot of energetic volunteers knocking on doors, money may not be as decisive.”

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Farnsworth Interviewed in The New York Times, The Washington Post and NPR

Farnsworth Interviewed in The New York Times, The Washington Post and NPR

Political Science Professor Stephen Farnsworth has been quoted in several current national news stories, including the following:

After Another Mass Shooting, Another Virginia Governor Tries to Change Gun Laws (The New York Times);

Gov. Ralph Northam will convene special session of Virginia legislature to take up gun control (The Washington Post)

What Impact Could the Special Session Have [...]

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U.S. and Canada Reach Deal of Tariffs (CTV New Canada)

Professor Stephen Farnsworth of the University of Mary Washington said that Friday’s decision by President Trump to ease trade tariffs with Canada makes a great deal of sense as the president seeks to increase the trade pressure on China. Trump’s decision may also lead to more rapid acceptance of the revised North American Free Trade Agreement, Farnsworth said.

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Farnsworth Comments in National Media

Political Science Professor Stephen Farnsworth continues to provide daily commentary in regional and national media on breaking news items. View a few of his current interviews: Sanders: 'Trump Likes the Idea' on CTV News Channel, Many Republicans are Calling It Quits on WVTF Radio IQ, NAACP to Protest Northam's Second Campaign Stop Since Scandal on WCVE radio.