Jonathan Rothermel

Jonathan Rothermel

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


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, […]