U.S electoral politics http://wamc.org en Hurricane Sandy - Political Scientist, Brad Hays http://wamc.org/post/hurricane-sandy-political-scientist-brad-hays <p></p><p>With the election just over a week away, Hurricane Sandy has the Presidential campaigns scrambling. Not just in scheduling and rescheduling and travel hiccups, but also which candidate could possibly gain political ground as a result.</p><p>Union College political science professor Brad Hays is just back from the battleground state of Ohio and joins by phone from Union College this morning.</p> Mon, 29 Oct 2012 15:15:00 +0000 Alan Chartock & Joe Donahue 50817 at http://wamc.org Paul Elisha : Revisionist history in U.S. electoral politics http://wamc.org/post/paul-elisha-revisionist-history-us-electoral-politics <p>In the introduction to his massive chronicle of combat, entitled &ldquo;Men At War,&rdquo; Ernest Hemmingway described his subject as&hellip; &ldquo;&hellip;that thing which no one knows about who has not done it.&rdquo;&nbsp;&nbsp; Much later in the sequence of events, he modified his unmitigated statement with this qualifier:&nbsp; &ldquo;As they get further and further away from a war they&rsquo;ve taken part in, all men have a tendency to make it more as they wish it had been, than how it really was.&rdquo;<br /> Tue, 07 Aug 2012 16:45:00 +0000 44923 at http://wamc.org