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Campaign 2012: The female vote

August 23rd, 2012 in Campaign 2012, Politics 0 comments

Statistics show that women turn out to vote in higher numbers than men and that most of those women vote Democratic. Women’s issues, particularly involving health and a woman’s access to contraceptives, have played a key role in many campaigns this election year. Recent comments on rape and abortion by Representative Todd Akin, the Republican… MORE

Campaign 2012: Political conventions

August 13th, 2012 in Campaign 2012, Politics 0 comments

Boston University professor Tom Whalen, an expert on American politics and a presidential historian, discusses the history of and the role political conventions play in a presidential campaign. Contact Whalen at 978-888-3131; tjw64@bu.edu