Eleanor Clift on Glenn Youngkin: “A Trumpy Wannabe Tries to Spend His Way to Victory in Va.” (The Daily Beast)

And Stephen Farnsworth, Director of the Center for Leadership and Media Studies at the University of Mary Washington, is spot on: “The Democrats would pay for Trump to come to Virginia. They’d love to see him in the state. For Youngkin, that wouldn’t be helpful. Every day Trump is part of the national conversation is a good day for McAuliffe and the Democrats.”


Farnsworth Lectures on Political Humor

Farnsworth Lectures on Political Humor

Stephen Farnsworth, professor of political science and director of the University’s Center for Leadership and Media Studies, recently delivered an online lecture, "Political Humor from Johnny Carson to Stephen Colbert," to the Jewish Community Center of Greater Richmond. Dr. Farnsworth drew upon his recent co-authored book, "Late Night With Trump: Political Humor and the American Presidency,” for that online conversation.

In addition, Professor Farnsworth was quoted in a variety of media outlets in recent weeks.

In Virginia governor’s race, a raging debate about education takes center stage (Washington Post)

Judge dismisses group’s effort to remove Black state senator (Washington Post)

New Book Examines Virginia’s Urban-Rural Divide (WVTF Radio IQ)

CNBC, for the Second Year in a Row, Names Virginia as Best State for Business (Virginia Mercury)

Trump joins Rumble as his search for alternative social media platform continues (ABC 6)

2022’s midterm elections already are pressuring Democrats, as Wall Street ‘might be praying for Republican gains’ (MarketWatch; Morningstar; Crumpe)

Petition against Louise Lucas seeks to do the unprecedented-recall a Virginia lawmaker (The Virginian-Pilot)

McAuliffe commits to five debates in Virginia governor’s race, Youngkin to one (Washington Post)

Democrats Playing Too Nice? (CTV News Channel)

U.S. Troops Leaving Afghanistan (CTV News Channel)

Professor Stephen Farnsworth of the University of Mary Washington in Virginia said that four US presidents and a range of allies including Canada have invested a huge amount of military resources and training over the past 20 years to make sure that the Afghanistan government has sufficient strength to stand up to insurgents, if it has the will to do so.