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TN Supreme Court More Liberal Than State
Sean Evans, Chair and Associate Professor of Political Science

Jul 28, 2014 - One of the main arguments of those wanting Tennesseans to reject the three Supreme Court Justices up for retention votes is that the Tennessee Supreme Court (TNSC) is too liberal for Tennessee. While the arguments they use in their ads do not support this argument, there is strong evidence that that the TNSC is more liberal than...read more

Gloom, Despair, and Agony on Me
Sean Evans, Chair and Associate Professor of Political Science

Jul 24, 2014 - In the show Hee Haw, one of the weekly skits had two people talking about something that was not as they thought it was in a song called “Gloom, Despair, and Agony on Me.” After examining the arguments for and against retaining the three Justices of the Tennessee Supreme Court, I feel like singing “Gloom, Despair, and Agony on Me” because the arguments in favor of retention come from a commissio...read more

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Department Graduates 7
May 21, 2014 - This past Saturday, the Department of Political Science sent seven graduates off into the world. During their time at Union, they were very active in Student Government, Tennessee Intercollegiate State Legislature (TISL), fraternities and sororities, debate team, and many other campus and community activities. We wish the following God's richest blessings as they begin this new phase in their lives. Seth Brake of Denver, NC starred as the captain of Union's award winning debate team for the past year. He ...read more

Benefield Makes History Winning PSC Bracket Challenge
Apr 8, 2014 - Nice guys don’t finish last, they finish second (unless you adhere to the Ricky Bobby philosophy of “if you’re not first, you’re last.”) Before the bracket challenge started, Colby Benefield, a student in American Government, heard Dr. Evans talking with students about the Departmental Bracket Challenge and asked if he could play. Dr. Evans, being the gentlemen he is, said “sure.” So who wins the Department Bracket Challenge? Colby Benefield. And in the ultimate ir...read more

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