Tags » West Wing

What's Next?

On Friday, I received a spot of good news – I was granted tenure and promoted to Associate Professor. It wasn’t necessarily surprising news – my internal letters of support were strong, and I was told by members of our promotion and tenure committee that my external evaluations (which I don’t get to read) were outstanding.   495 more words

Hath not the potter power over the clay?

I can hear Jed Bartlet, President of the United States in the TV series West Wing, in my head “I’ve read my bible from cover to cover, so, I want you to tell me, from what part of holy scripture do you. 485 more words


Labour needs to do more than find a new leader: it must again become a movement. by Andy Winter

A concept I used to refer to regularly in the earlier incarnation of this blog was borrowed from the West Wing, the Big Mo – Momentum. 530 more words


10 Tips For Registering Millennials To Vote

Last election cycle, I developed a reputation for being an aggressive and effective volunteer deputy registrar for the state of Texas. Before I transitioned into my role as the… 890 more words


GE 2015: #16: Fixed-term Parliaments & West-Wing-Style Government

The introduction of fixed-term parliaments seemed to be a dull, albeit, necessary and appropriate change to the constitution.  Most commentators accepted that it was right to remove the incumbent government’s ability to choose the date of the next election, although they were probably sad to see the end of the will-they-or-won’t-they-call-an-early-election debate which always provided plenty of distraction and entertainment (and a large amount of copy) in the 4th and 5th years of a government.  1,230 more words

West Wing's Religion - Modern Rationalism and Fundamentalism

In movies, religion is often assumed to be a person’s belief in a supernatural God and that the Bible is the word of God to be taken literally. 640 more words