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Marvin King

Marvin King
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Marvin King received his Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of North Texas and his B.A. from the University of Texas. Now, he is an Associate Professor of Political Science with a joint appointment in the African American Studies Program at the University of Mississippi. He conducts research into how political institutions affect African American politics. Marvin is available for public speaking engagements and you can follow him on Twitter @kingpolitics

Are Pundits the Problem?

In a lecture last week, I explained to 200 college freshman about opinion leaders and the two-step flow of information. This is the process...

Debating Obama: Why the Media Hyperventilates Over Every Misstep

Ever since last week’s poor debate performance, Democratic partisans have been in “agony,” nervous angry and despondent over Barack Obama’s chances. They believe that...

Obama vs. Romney in VA, OH, FL… and Swing-State Economies

The old adage that politics is local remains true in 2012. While most polls spout out national projections, as I wrote earlier, it is...

The 50th Anniversary of the Integration of the University of Mississippi

The University of Mississippi commemorates the 50th anniversary of its integration this fall. Attorney General Eric Holder will provide the keynote address at the...

Why the GOP Always Peddles Tax Cuts and Why It Doesn’t...

On a surface level, tax cuts appeal to everyone. After all, who wouldn’t appreciate having a little extra money from their paycheck? In a...

The DNC From a Delegates Perspective

I spent the last week in Charlotte for the 2012 DNC. It was an amazing experience and I felt fortunate to go. In fact, I...

#Voice Your Vote: The Black Vote – All Eyes on Ohio

Here we go again. The Buckeye State must really love all this attention every four years, because that state is up to it again....

#VoiceYourVote: Biggest Threat to Obama Isn’t Romney, It’s Stay-at-Home Black Voters

Voter apathy is not the sole province of black voters, but its effects are far more damaging. A 2009 Pew Survey showed that black...

Sin Taxes: Blacks Should Ignore Fads and Avoid What Snoop Does

In a just released report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) researchers have concluded that cigarette and tobacco use by teenagers...

Obama, Ryan, Romney: November is More Than an Election, It is...

Mitt Romney’s selection of Wisconsin Representative Paul Ryan as his vice-presidential nominee has deservedly cast light on Ryan’s draconian budget proposals to cut Medicare....