Topic: Political science

Changes in the House

Oct. 29, 2010
The "No Debate" debate

The Texas House of Representatives is facing possible turnovers, some involving Republicans challenging other Republicans, as in the case of the speaker's race between Speaker Joe Straus and the conservative challenger Warren Chisum.

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The last men standing

Oct. 25, 2010
The "No Debate" debate

Incumbents Chet Edwards and Ciro Rodriguez face a difficult battle during the upcoming election in the U.S. House. Find out how redistricting could make or break the political careers of these two Texas Democrats.

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Early voting: It's now or never for Bill White

Oct. 13, 2010
The "No Debate" debate

In the Texas gubernatorial race, Bill White is considered the most viable Democratic candidate since Ann Richards. Despite the anti-incumbent atmosphere, Rick Perry -- with his 10-year tenure in the governor's office -- leads White by a short margin in the polls. Early voting remains crucial in this tight race.

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The "No Debate" debate

Oct. 6, 2010
The "No Debate" debate

Using online communications outlets on their own terms, political candidates no longer see an advantage to engaging their challengers in more traditional televised debates. This "No Debate" debate approach signals a new era in campaigns nationwide.

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Government Professor Advises Drafters of Proposed Kenyan Constitution

Aug. 2, 2010

A University of Texas at Austin political scientist joined several other constitutional scholars to advise the Kenyan leaders who recently drafted a new national constitution that voters there will have the chance to ratify this Wednesday (Aug. 4).

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