December 2, 2021

Farnsworth Lectures on U.S. Politics to Norwegian Washington Seminar

Professor of Political Science and International Affairs Stephen Farnsworth

Professor of Political Science and International Affairs Stephen Farnsworth

Stephen Farnsworth, professor of political science and director of the University’s Center for Leadership and Media Studies recently presented a lecture, “The State of the USA in 2021,” to the Norwegian Washington Seminar. The Washington, D.C., lecture drew on Professor Farnsworth’s recently published book, Presidential Communication and Character.

Dr. Farnsworth has also offered commentary in the following news stories:

Virginia Governor’s Race in its Final Stretch (CBS)

The anti-Trump resistance helped these Northern Va. Democrats get elected. Now they’re playing defense. (The Washington Post)

War of the suburbs: Virginia Democrats, GOP fight over key turf to win control of House of Delegates (The Washington Post)

Democrats take the lead in early voting in Virginia governor’s race, but GOP could close the gap on election day (CNBC; Times of News)

Third poll shows McAuliffe & Youngkin tied in Virginia governor’s race (WUSA 9)

Democratic Biden warns in Virginia Governor election (Texas News Today; Yahoo News; From Press)

Virginia’s redistricting commission’s failure to transcend partisanship has lessons for other states, critics say (The Washington Post; Westport News)

McAuliffe-Youngkin Governor’s Race Tests Democrats’ Tenuous Hold on Virginia (US News and World Report)

UMW professor argues dead heat polls show why Blanding’s name should be included (WINA; WVAX)

The Memo: Biden faces double crunch in Virginia and in Congress (The Hill)

Candidates in 88th House District race to take part in virtual debate (The Free Lance-Star; Fredericksburg Today)

With legislative control at stake, House of Delegates races take on more urgency (Richmond Free Press)

Education is Playing a Big Role in Virginia Elections This Year (WFVA)

Virginia governor’s race could give ‘flashing red warning sign’ for Democrats — and shift market sentiment (MarketWatch)

Former Carlyle Group CEO could knock Democrats out of Virginia’s governor’s office. Here’s what to know (CNBC; USA News Hub)

Jan. 6th insurrection investigation (CTV News Canada)

Redistricting stalemate may have been inevitable. It doesn’t mean the effort was useless. (Virginia Mercury)

VA-Gov: The Daily Beast, “This Mini-Trump Doesn’t Want to Be Seen With the Real Thing” (Daily Kos)

Who will win control the House of Delegates? A handful of Chesterfield races could be pivotal (Chesterfield Observer)

COMMENTARY: Two presidents will have limited effect on governor’s race (The Free Lance-Star)

Colin Powell Dead at 84 (CTV News Canada)