politics http://ijpr.org en Sorry About That (Or Are They?) http://ijpr.org/post/sorry-about-or-are-they <p></p><p></p><p></p><p>Did you hear the one about the politician who apologized?&nbsp; Yeah, neither did we.&nbsp;</p><p>Public official apologies are usually along the lines of "I'm sorry if anyone took offense..."&nbsp; Notice the careful construction.&nbsp;</p><p>Linguist Edwin Battistella of Southern Oregon University certainly noticed.&nbsp; Mon, 30 Jun 2014 17:10:10 +0000 Geoffrey Riley & Charlotte Duren 14848 at http://ijpr.org Sorry About That (Or Are They?) Freedom And Dialogue In A Polarized World http://ijpr.org/post/freedom-and-dialogue-polarized-world <p></p><p>To understand a person, walk a mile in their shoes.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p>Not a lot of shoe-swapping going on in the world today, is there?&nbsp; Historians assure us there have been other periods of polarization in American history (see: Civil War), but we have to live in this one.&nbsp; Unless we can do something about it.&nbsp; Wed, 19 Mar 2014 17:10:10 +0000 Geoffrey Riley & Charlotte Duren 9302 at http://ijpr.org Freedom And Dialogue In A Polarized World Women and Politics and Winning http://ijpr.org/post/women-and-politics-and-winning <p></p><p>It's often been said of the legislative process that (like sausage-making) it's best not to watch.</p><p></p><p>Now just imagine the process of getting a candidate elected. Mon, 20 Jan 2014 18:35:00 +0000 Geoffrey Riley & Charlotte Duren 6344 at http://ijpr.org Women and Politics and Winning T.R.'s Roots: "Heir To The Empire City" http://ijpr.org/post/trs-roots-heir-empire-city <p></p><p>Any discussion of American President Theodore Roosevelt often goes straight to his tough-guy image.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p>Yes, he charged up San Juan Hill in Cuba with a unit called The Rough Riders.&nbsp; Thu, 12 Dec 2013 19:01:00 +0000 Geoffrey Riley & Charlotte Duren 4518 at http://ijpr.org T.R.'s Roots: "Heir To The Empire City" Turning Against The Christian Right http://ijpr.org/post/turning-against-christian-right <p><a href="http://www.frankschaeffer.com" target="_blank"><strong>Frank Schaeffer</strong></a> is the black sheep of his family.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p>His mother is the evangelical writer Edith Schaeffer, and his family had a profound impact on Christianity and politics in America.&nbsp; Thu, 17 Oct 2013 17:53:00 +0000 Geoffrey Riley & Charlotte Duren 1428 at http://ijpr.org Turning Against The Christian Right Jackson County Commisioners May Leave Party Designations Behind http://ijpr.org/post/jackson-county-commisioners-may-leave-party-designations-behind <p>Jackson County Oregon county commissioners may become non-partisan. The county's Board of Commissioners is considering a ballot measure that would change the current partisan set-up of the governing body.&nbsp;</p><p>The Mail Tribune reports that if the measure makes it to the May 2014 ballot and is passed, the language of the county's home rule charter would be amended to make commissioner seats nonpartisan by the May 2016 primary election.</p> Thu, 19 Sep 2013 13:23:42 +0000 Barbara Dellenback 297 at http://ijpr.org Inside the 2012 Race to the White House http://ijpr.org/post/inside-2012-race-white-house <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Before the talk about the 2016 presidential election turns serious, can we look back?&nbsp; Washington Post correspondent Dan </span>Balz<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> enjoyed great access to both major-party campaigns during the last election cycle, and he shares the access with readers in his book </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;"><a href="http://www.us.penguingroup.com/nf/Book/BookDisplay/0,,9780670025947,00.html" target="_blank"><strong>Collision 2012: Obama vs. Romney and the Future of Elections in America.</strong></a></em></p><p> Fri, 06 Sep 2013 00:10:41 +0000 Geoffrey Riley & Charlotte Duren 192 at http://ijpr.org Inside the 2012 Race to the White House