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Jonathan Rothermel

Jonathan Rothermel

Jonathan C. Rothermel is a political science professor at Mansfield University. Readers may follow him on Twitter @ProfJCR.

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The political cost of rising gas prices is mitigated by the GOP’s success and denial

By: - July 9, 2022

There is no question that President Joe Biden and Democrats will pay a political price in November for the rising cost of gas. According to the American Petroleum Institute, there are more than 145,000 gas stations in the United States, and gas prices are plastered like political billboards for all to see daily. Aside from […]

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As goes baseball, so goes America

By: - November 5, 2021

Baseball is often referred to as the national pastime because it is intrinsically linked to American culture, history, and politics.  Pivotal moments of baseball’s history, such as Jackie Robinson breaking the color barrier, labor disputes, and various presidents throwing out ceremonial first pitches, are chronicled in Ken Burns’ award-winning documentary mini-series, “Baseball” (1994). On Tuesday, […]