About Jonathan Parent

I am a PhD candidate in Political Science at Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy at the University at Albany, SUNY. I have taught courses in American government and Public Law at UAlbany and Union College. I have also contributed op-ed pieces to several online blogs and newspaper publications in Schenectady, NY and Alberta, Canada. I am originally from Edmonton, Alberta and currently reside in upstate New York.

How the Right Wing Media Discusses Race

I have a confession to make. I watch Fox News. A lot. I’m not really sure why since I’m not a suburban-dwelling middle to upper class retiree who anyone would describe as a conservative. I have absolutely no illusions that Fox is “news.” My working theory is that it’s something … Continue reading

Winning Without Ohio or Florida

If there is a common wisdom regarding the 2012 Presidential election – or for that matter, the 2008, 2004, and 2000 contests – it is that the road to the White House for both candidates runs invariably through Ohio and Florida. More specifically, there seems to be a near-consensus among … Continue reading