Author: tompepinsky

A Modest Proposal to Change U.S. Gun Culture

Here are two facts about the United States. The United States is awash in firearms. Effective gun control regulation appears to be nearly impossible, the result of strong grassroots political support for maximalist firearm ownership. To those two facts, I will add an opinion. No matter how horribly tragic events mass shooting events such as […]

Section Diversity and APSA 2017

Two weeks ago, the Diversity Committee of the Society for Political Methodology released a diversity report (PDF) that identified, in blunt terms, that the SPM faces severe diversity challenges. There is a disproportionately low number of women and minorities in the field of political methodology in all spheres- graduate student body, assistant professors, tenured professors, […]