U.S. Election Notebook #13: Political futures

August 2004 – One of many protests outside the Republican National Convention, which selected George W. Bush to run for a second term (Jonathan McIntosh, Wikimedia Commons).

In the final entry in a series entitled U.S. Election Notebook, Athabasca University professor Paul Kellogg identifies some of the possible future directions in U.S. politics, made visible by the 2016 U.S. presidential election. In the last blog post, Kellogg discussed insight from W.E.B. Du Bois. Hopes Whatever the short-term result of the 2016 election, in the long run, Donald … [Read more...]

U.S. Election Notebook #12: ‘A sort of public and psychological wage’

January 15, 1975 – Reverend Jesse Jackson (centre) in a march for jobs around the White House (Thomas J. O’Halloran, Wikimedia Commons). Psychological Public

In the twelfth of a series entitled U.S. Election Notebook, Athabasca professor Paul Kellogg reminds us of a great insight from W.E.B. Du Bois. In the tenth of the, Paul Kellogg examined arguments which equate the Democratic and Republican Parties. Populist voices It is not uncommon to see working class populist anger as the key to the 2016 election campaign, fuelling both Bernie … [Read more...]

U.S. Election Notebook #11: Not a dime’s worth of difference?

U.S. Election Notebook #11 Richard Nixon George Wallace Republican Dime

In the eleventh of a series entitled U.S. Election Notebook, Athabasca professor Paul Kellogg examines arguments which equate the Democratic and Republican Parties. In the tenth blog, he explored Michelle Alexander’s important reframing of contemporary U.S. politics. Two party system? There is a well-worn path taken by critical thinkers, equating the Republican Party with the … [Read more...]

U.S. Election Notebook #10: The New Jim Crow

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In the tenth of a series entitled U.S. Election Notebook, Athabasca University professor Paul Kellogg explores Michelle Alexander’s important reframing of contemporary U.S. politics. In the ninth in the series, Kellogg looked at mass incarceration and its implications for U.S. electoral politics. Trigger warning – article discusses racialized and sexualized violence. Michelle … [Read more...]

U.S. Election Notebook #9: Locking up the vote

June 8, 2012 – “A typical cell” (Ken Piorkowski, Wikimedia Commons)

In Glass ceilings and backlash, Athabasca University  Professor Paul Kellogg examined the shocking sexism frequently directed against presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. In our ninth of a series entitled U.S. Election Notebook, Kellogg looks at mass incarceration and its implications for U.S. electoral politics. Trends Donald Trump’s support amongst African-Americans is at … [Read more...]

U.S. Election Notebook #8: Approval and Disapproval

White House Barack Obama Graph

In the eighth of a series entitled U.S. Election Notebook, Athabasca University professor Paul Kellogg explores the thesis, that Donald Trump’s campaign represents a backlash against the presence, for eight years, of an African-American president in the White House. In the seventh of the series entitled Glass ceilings and backlash, Dr. Kellogg examined the sexism frequently directed … [Read more...]

U.S. Election Notebook #7: Glass ceilings & backlash

Glass Ceilings and Backlash

In the seventh of the U.S. Election Notebook series entitled Glass ceilings and backlash, Athabasca University professor Paul Kellogg examines the shocking sexism frequently directed against presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. In the sixth blog,  Kellogg looked behind the numbers, to see just who likes and dislikes the two main U.S. presidential candidates. In crisis Donald … [Read more...]

U.S. Election Notebook #6: The Colour Line

Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton, Athabasca University, Paul Kellogg

In the sixth of a series entitled U.S. Election Notebook, Athabasca University professor Paul Kellogg looks behind the numbers, to see just who likes and dislikes the two main U.S. presidential candidates – Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. In the fifth of the series, professor Paul Kellogg sees the shadow of the anti-civil rights figure George Wallace in the current U.S. … [Read more...]

U.S. Election Notebook #5: Memories of George Wallace

June 11, 1963 – Then Governor George Wallace (third from left), tries to block integration at the University of Alabama (Warren K. Leffler, U.S. News & World Report Magazine, Wikimedia Commons).

In the fifth of a series entitled U.S. Election Notebook, Athabasca University professor Paul Kellogg sees the shadow of the anti-civil rights figure George Wallace in the current U.S. presidential election. In the fourth of the series, Athabasca University professor Paul Kellogg looked at the ‘birther’ roots of Donald Trump’s political career. Struck a chord Trump’s rhetoric has … [Read more...]

U.S. Election Notebook #4: Birther Origins

June 19, 2009 – Bumper stickers on the tailgate of a Maryland pickup truck. Donald Trump. Birth Certificate. Hillary Clinton. ( Wikimedia Commons).

In the fourth of a series entitled U.S. Election Notebook, Athabasca University professor Paul Kellogg looks at the ‘birther’ roots of Donald Trump’s political career. Read the third in the series, which suggests that Donald Trump’s extremist rhetoric cannot be dismissed as just ‘misspeaking’. Playing with racially-charged, factually baseless issues has defined Trump’s entire … [Read more...]