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Farnsworth Weighs in on Pelosi’s Taiwan Visit

Professor of Political Science Stephen Farnsworth spoke to appeared on a segment titled "Pelosi Visits Taiwan Despite Warnings" on CTV News Canada. “There’s no time like the present to stand up for democracy,” Farnsworth said. “I think the fundamental challenge the United States faces in the wake of the Donald Trump years is to demonstrate a commitment to the principles that we have.” Hear more

Farnsworth also spoke to the Australian Broadcasting Corp. for a story titled “Kansas Put Abortion Rights on the Ballot. The Surprising Outcome is Reverberating Across the United States.” Farnsworth said: “What you see here, though, is that the Republican Party has put itself in a very difficult spot on the abortion question. It is much better to be a Republican running against abortion when abortion is legal than to be asking voters how to react once abortion is under the kind of threat that it’s under right now.” Read more.

Explore other recent media mentions featuring Dr. Farnsworth:

U.S. Proposes Prisoner Swap to Russia (CTV News)
Trump Gives Washington Speech (CTV News Canada)

How Youngkin’s approval rating compares to past Virginia governors (Axios)

University of Mary Washington political scientist Stephen Farnsworth tells Axios the numbers are mostly a reflection of the contentious political environment. "Voters are increasingly drawn to their partisan champions and hostile to the other side," he said. "That's long affected presidential approval ratings, and it increasingly looks to be shaping approval and disapproval of Virginia governors as well."

How Youngkin’s approval rating compares to past Virginia governors (Axios)

Will the U.S. Department of Justice Charge Trump? (CTV News)

"I think in the last several days we have learned a lot of new information about the Justice Department in terms of the subpoenas they have issued and the people who are willing to testify," said Stephen Farnsworth, professor of political science at the University of Mary Washington in Virginia.

Will Department of Justice Charge Trump? (CTV News Canada)

Farnsworth Lectures on Upcoming Midterm Elections

Farnsworth Lectures on Upcoming Midterm ElectionsStephen Farnsworth, professor of political science and director of the University’s Center for Leadership and Media Studies, recently delivered a public lecture, "Previewing the 2022 U.S. Midterm Elections" at the Fredericksburg Area Rotary.

Dr. Farnsworth was also featured in the following news stories and opinion pieces:

EDITORIAL: Truth, accountability are crucial to democracy (The Free Lance-Star; Culpeper Star-Exponent)

Opinion by Peter Galuszkain-Youngkin’s appointments raise questions about his ‘moderate’ label (The Washington Post)

Democrats are raising more money than Republicans in Virginia’s competitive Congressional races (WVTF)

‘The Problem With Jon Stewart’ Has a Problem — With Ratings (The Wrap)

No debates, few interviews: why experts say it’s harder to get to know candidates ahead of key elections (KMOV4)

Jury selection for Steve Bannon trial begins today (

A Collision of Economics and History: In Pennsylvania, the Debate Over Climate is a Bitter One – Inside Climate News (Reporter Wings)

How Youngkin’s Approval Rating Compares to Past Virginia Governors (Axios)

Will Department of Justice Charge Trump (CTV News)