The Lily writes about New York Governor Andrew Coumo’s resignation after a NY Attorney General
report found 11 cases of sexual misconduct under his watch. Melissa Deckman, Professor
and Chair of the Political Science department at Washington College and researcher
of the #MeToo movement, discusses why Cuomo invokes the “father-of-daughters” narrative
in his speech
Vicecovers the recent legislation passed in Texas regarding restrictions to abortions
and punishments for those who assist in the abortion. Melissa Deckman, chair of the Political Science department, discusses where abortion lies in Gen
Z women's priorities and the increase for pro-abortion support among young women.
The Guardian discusses the U.S.- Honduras relationship and the difference between Trump’s and
Biden’s approach in the region. Christine Wade, Washington College Professor, discusses
the Justice Department's efforts against the Honduran President’s family and the changing
Congressional outlook on Central American allies.
The Lily writes about the different demographics' opinions towards COVID and intention to
get the vaccine. Professor Melissa Deckman of Washington College discusses the possible
reasons for these differences, focusing on gender.
FiveThirtyEight discusses the different trends among young Democrats and Republicans in regards to
“cancel culture” fears. Professor Deckman, Chair of the Political Science Department
at Washington College, discusses the power dynamic between the young left and right.
Professor Andrew Oros of the Washington College Political Science Department authors
an article in The Hill about the demographic trends of the U.S.’s Indo-Pacific allies. Oros discusses the
possible implications and issues that could arise with these demographic changes with
respect to U.S. Foreign Policy.
Professor Christine Wade of Washington College’s Political Science and International
Studies departments writes an article in the World Politics Review about the recent legislative and municipal elections in El Salvador.
Newsweek discusses the newly elected GOP women in Congress and calls on Melissa Deckman, the
chair of the Washington College Political Science department, for her expertise in
gender and politics. Professor Deckman discusses why Republican women in Congress
may not lead to more consensus-building.
Professor Carrie Reiling, Political Science and International Relations professor
at Washington College, partnered with the International Feminist Journal of Politics, co-chairing and hosting the annual conference.
Melissa Deckman, professor and chair of the Political Science Department of Washington
College, was interviewed on WYPR’s “On the Record” discussing the political implications
of the Capital Riots. Deckman addresses President Trump's impeachment, Joe Biden’s
need to restore trust in the election process, the future of the Republican party,
and the future of women in politics after numerous violent targets against current
Professor Melissa Deckman’s co-authored paper “Do moms demand action on guns? Parenthood
and gun policy attitudes” is cited in an NC State News discussing the relationship, and lack of relationship, between parenthood and beliefs
on gun control.
Maryland Governor Larry Hogan has been at odds with many other Republican leaders
in Maryland since the start of Trump’s presidential tenure. Professor Melissa Deckman,
professor and chair of the Political Science department at Washington College, discusses
the dynamic of Governor Hogan with other Republicans and his possible future role
in the GOP.
Japan Times discusses the Japanese and American strategy in deterrence against China in the South
China Sea and the Indo-China border. Professor Andrew Oros of Washington College shares
his opinion on some of China’s intentions with the U.S., Japan, and other nations.
Melissa Deckman of Washington College contributes a section to the POLITICO Magazine on Gen Z. Deckman discusses how Trump’s policy, rhetoric, and actions over
the past four years has mobilized and energized young voters.
The Washington Post analyzed the “winners and losers” of the 2020 election. Chair of the Political Science
department, Professor Melissa Deckman, shares her insight on Governor Larry Hogan's
possible 2024 presidential campaign.
The Baltimore Sun features Professor Melissa Deckman, Chair of the Political Science Department at Washington
College, analyzing the impact of Maryland General Assembly voting Adrienne Jones as the first female and African American House Speaker.
POLITICO analyzes Gen Z voting trends and enthusiasm after progressive candidates
like Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren conceded to Biden. Melissa Deckman of Washington
College discusses the “enthusiasm gap” and Democrats’ relationship with Gen Z voters.
Politico discusses the future of the GOP and conservative agenda based on Gen Z’s voting trends
and priorities. Melissa Deckman, Chair of the Political Science department at Washington
College, discusses Gen Z’s, specifically their focus on LGBTQ+ rights.
Unlike the past two elections, the discussion of gender discrimination and sexual
harassment was not a major feature of the 2020 Democratic National Convention. Professor
Melissa Deckman of Washington College discusses the possible reasons #MeToo was not
mentioned in the DNC.
Kyodo News discusses Joe Biden’s platform on strengthening relationships with Japan to aid with
the “US-China” rivalry. Professor Andrew Oros of Washington College discusses how
China could use the pandemic to advance their interest and the impact of President
Trump’s “America First” policy with US allies.
The Hill discusses Gen Z activism and the difficulty of both parties to appeal to the desires
and needs of the generation. Melissa Deckman, professor at Washington College, discusses
the Republican party’s shortcomings in this area.
Professor Melissa Deckman of Washington College and author of “Tea Party Women” discusses
the increased percentage of Republican women running for office in 2020. She discusses
these women’s motivations and their journey to this point.
The New York Times discusses Gen Z and millennial views on abortion versus other social justice movements.
Melissa Deckman, chair of the Political Science Department at Washington College,
discusses why focusing on access to abortion is not the top focus of young female
Melissa Deckman of the Washington College Political Science department co-authors
an article on the potential impact of Gen Z voting in the 2020 election. Deckman addresses
Gen Z’s commitment to activism but historic lack of voter turnout among young generations.
The New York Times covers how many Gen Z voters vote Republican primarily because of the GOP’s policy
on abortion even if other issues make the same voters more left-leaning. Professor
Melissa Deckman of Washington College discusses Gen Z’s voting trends and priorities.
Professor Deckman of Washington College discusses Mckyla Wilkes’s congressional election
against one of the most powerful Maryland Democrats. Deckman explores why Wilkes has
garnered so much national attention and the best strategies for her campaign.
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Professor Christine Wade, Professor of Political Science and International Affairs
at Washington College, discusses the fate for democracy in El Salvador and her new
book Understanding Central America: Global Forces and Political Change.
The New York Times writes about the young women planning on running for office in the future. Professor
Melissa Deckman of Washington College and expert on Gen Z talks about the young women
planning on running for office and the issues most important to Gen Z women.
The Christian Post writes about the Public Religion Research Institute which found that support for Trump
from the white evangelical community has continued to grow over the past years. Professor
Melissa Deckman of Washington College and Chair of the PRRI discusses the poll’s findings.
Melissa Deckman, chair of the Washington College Political Science department discusses
the rise in young people identifying as Democratic Socialists and what that ideology
means in The New York Times.
How are young, conservative women finding their way in the current political climate
and era of #MeToo? That’s the focus of this story on PRI (Public Radio International),
in which Melissa Deckman, Professor and Chair of Political Science, discusses how
conservative women, the GOP, and feminism.
The Washington Post writes about new rules for the Maryland Democratic primary in June that should increase
the number of women in central committees. In the story, Melissa Deckman, Chair and
Professor of Political Science, says that as gatekeepers, the central committees are
a key to encouraging more women to run for office, and this change ultimately should
help more women enter the arena. Presently, Maryland has no women in its congressional
The growing political power and influence of women—particularly young women—is the
topic of this analysis by Melissa Deckman, Chair and Professor of Political Science,
in The Washington Post’s “Moneky Cage.” Deckman parses the results of a new poll that shows how young women
are becoming more politically active than their male peers and may have a powerful
influence in the 2018 elections.
Melissa Deckman, chair of the Department of Political Science and author of Tea Party Women, is interviewed on Dan Rodricks’ “Roughly Speaking” for the Baltimore Sun, about President Donald Trump’s firing of FBI Director James Comey and his release
of classified information to Russian officials in the Oval Office.
Melissa Deckman, political science professor and author of Tea Party Women, in this Capital Gazette story by Dan Rodricks discusses why Rep. Andy Harris, R-Md., will likely win another
term to the U.S. House, largely because the Democratic Party isn’t willing to take
on the heavily Republican numbers that dominate the state’s first district.
Andrew Oros, author of the recently published Japan’s Security Renaissance and professor of political science international studies who specializes in Asian
studies, is quoted in this New York Times story about President Donald Trump’s shift toward China as it relates to the disputes
over that country’s controversial territorial claims in the South China Sea.
The Baltimore Jewish Times talks to five politically active young women about how they are focusing their efforts
after last year’s polarizing presidential election. Melissa Deckman, chair of the
Department of Political Science, says that this sort of political activism bodes well
for the country, although she worries that the election’s fallout and clashes over
sex and gender may discourage women from running for public office.
Political Science Professor Melissa Deckman weighs in on the early state of the race
for governor in Maryland in this Washington Post story about Prince George’s County Executive Rushern L. Baker III, who is positioning
himself to run in what could be a crowded Democratic primary.
In an essay for The Washington Post’s “Monkey Cage”, Melissa Deckman, chair of the Department of Political Science, discusses
whether pro-life and pro-choice can find enough common ground on other social and
political issues to move a larger feminist agenda forward.
In an essay for the United Kingdom’s Prospect Magazine, Melissa Deckman, chair of the Department of Political Science and author of Tea Party Women, discusses how it happened that despite Donald Trump’s “contempt for the female half
of the electorate”, 53 percent of white women voted for him in the presidential election,
helping push him past Hillary Clinton in the Electoral College vote. If you’ve paid
attention to the Tea Party, she says, it should have come as no surprise.
Richard Striner, professor of history, and Melissa Deckman, chair of the Department
of Political Science, are among seven Maryland professors that The Baltimore Sun’s Dan Rodrick’s asks to weigh in on the presidency of Barack Obama.
In her regular column in World Politics Review, Christine Wade, associate professor of political science and international studies,
reviews how Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador have addressed the problems of corruption
over the past year.
In this Washington Post story about this year’s General Assembly session in Annapolis, Melissa Deckman, chair
of the political science department, says she expects Maryland Democrats to try to
align popular Republican Gov. Larry Hogan more with the policies of President Donald
Trump in preparation for Maryland’s next gubernatorial election in 2018.
Melissa Deckman, chair of the political science department, is interviewed in this
story in The Globe and Mail about how the election of Donald Trump as president has widened some political fault
lines among women on college campuses.
Christopher Baylor, a visiting assistant professor in political science, is interviewed
on WNYC’s “This Week in Politics” about the history and purpose of the electoral college
and moments in our history where the popular vote and electoral vote diverged.
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Melissa Deckman, chair of the Department of Political Science, talks with Orlando
Crowcroft of the International Business Times UK podcast “In the Field” about America’s reaction in the weeks since Donald Trump
was elected president. She says diehard Democrats are still in shock at what has happened,
while even Republicans who had been against Trump are now backing him because of the
opportunities they have with a Republican in office. She also discusses Trump’s cabinet
picks, and the surge in hate speech and the voice of white nationalists.
Christopher Baylor, a visiting assistant professor in political science, writes in
The Washington Post’s “Monkey Cage” column about the original purpose of the electoral college and what
dangers the founders were seeking to avoid by creating it.
Melissa Deckman, chair of the political science department and author of Tea Party Women, is quoted in an International Business Times story about the rise of the “alt-right” in the United States, saying that although
members of the Tea Party have strident views on immigration and feel “racial resentment,”
that does not mean they support the “alt-right” and its racist views.
Christine Wade, associate professor of political science and international studies,
writes in World Politics Review about Latin American governments, once dubious of
presidential re-election, that have been amending election laws to allow presidents
to seek multiple terms in office, some indefinitely. Professor Wade looks at the presidential
re-election trend in Latin America. focusing on this month’s election in Nicaragua
and next year’s election in Honduras.
Chris Baylor, a visiting assistant professor in political science, publishes an op-ed
in Fortune in which he argues how historical precedent shows that the Republican victory in
both houses of Congress and the presidency could well be short-lived.
Christine Wade, associate professor of political science and international studies,
is interviewed by CNN for this story about Daniel Ortega’s wife, Rosario Murillo,
who ran as his vice president and helped her husband clinch a fourth term in office
as president of Nicaragua.
In this Associated Press story, which also ran in the wire service’s Spanish-speaking
outlets, Christine Wade, associate professor of political science and international
studies, talks about the important role that Rosario Marillo, the wife of Nicaragua’s
President Daniel Ortega, is playing in her husband’s re-election campaign and in his
In this cover story about how many Republican women feel betrayed by the GOP and its
support of nominee Donald Trump, Melissa Deckman, political science professor and
chair of the College’s Department of Political Science is quoted from her book Tea Party Women:Mama Grizzlies, Grassroots Leaders, and the Changing Face of the American Right.
Melissa Deckman, political science professor and chair of the College’s Department
of Political Science, is quoted about how Republican Gov. Larry Hogan is scrupulously
avoiding being overly partisan when it comes to endorsing candidates in Maryland who
may have links to Donald Trump.
Melissa Deckman, political science professor and chair of the College’s Department
of Political Science, writes in The Washington Post that it is Donald Trump’s image as an “alpha male” that continues to appeal to certain
parts of the electorate, even after revelations about the Republican presidential
nominee’s repeated pattern of sexual misconduct and assault on women.
In this story on marieclaire.com about why Republican presidential nominee Donald
Trump appeals to some women despite his misogynistic statements, Melissa Deckman,
political science professor and chair of the College’s Department of Political Science,
explains that her research has shown that many of these women believe Trump will keep
them and their families safe.
In this story about the race for U.S. Senate in Maryland, political science professor
Melissa Deckman explains that even if Del. Kathy Szeliga (R-Baltimore County) doesn’t
beat Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.), she will have enhanced her credibility with the
GOP and raise her profile statewide.
09/15/16 The New York TimesPolitical science professor Melissa Deckman is quoted in an op-ed by Thomas B. Edsall
about why a majority the evangelical Christian right is supporting Republican presidential
nominee Donald Trump.