This blog will primarily be a place where I draw upon my research and my teaching to offer analysis about politics, public policy, and the media. But I'll also likely mix in posts about sports, food, or whatever else might be on my mind. I have a wide array of interests, both scholarly and otherwise, and I expect that this blog will reflect those interests. Sometimes I might throw an idea out there in a sentence or two, sometimes I will post several thousand words on a topic. Occasionally, what I'll say will be provocative or will challenge some established notion because we owe it to ourselves and society to rethink things and to try to think outside the box and test new ideas as we work to better our society. I'm hoping with time to host blog debates between myself and other scholars. Unfortunately, I'm not perfect so I'm sure there will be mistakes and corrections along the way.