SOURCE: Washington Post
Is Kamala Harris Really the Least Popular VP in a Half-Century?
The right has seized on the argument, which is based on shoddy interpretation of polls and ignores the fact that net favorability ratings for current officials are much more affected by partisan polarization than for their predecessors decades ago.
Vice Presidential Loyalty and Independence
by Ron Faucheux
As the Trump era comes to an end, Vice President Pence is paddling his own boat. Where he goes is now up to him––and him alone.
Pence Under Pressure To Follow Vote Certification Procedure But Also Please Trump
Princeton University historian Julian Zelizer joins Here & Now's Peter O'Dowd to discuss the difficult position that Vice President Mike Pence is in ahead of the formal Electoral College vote certification in Congress.
SOURCE: Academe Blog
Demon vs. Monster: The Vice-Presidential Debate and an Historian’s Harassment
by Hank Reichman
Experience suggests that when institutions issue these kinds of condemnatory statements the harassers are only encouraged to push harder, says Hank Reichman, Chair of the American Association of Univrersity Professors Committee A on Academic Freedom and Tenure.
SOURCE: Made By History at The Washington Post
Two Visions of Higher Education Illuminate the Chasm between Harris and Pence
by Marybeth Gasman and Adam Laats
The Vice Presidential candidates' university affiliations--Harris's attendance at Howard and membership in a prominent Black sorority, and Pence's political affinity for Liberty University--show that both HBCUs and Evangelical colleges are important and politically significant parts of the American higher education system.
SOURCE: Saved by History
Stars and Stripes and Blasphemy
by L.D. Burnett
What we heard from Mike Pence was a white evangelical Christian swapping out the Savior for the United States flag.
Pence's outrageous op-ed holds deeper meaning
by Jeremi Suri
Vice President Mike Pence published a powerful, but deceptive article in Friday's Wall Street Journal.
SOURCE: NBC News
Historians on The Political Misuses of King's Legacy
Year after year, notable figures and institutions attempt to recast Martin Luther King Jr. as champion of causes that don't align with his legacy.
Julian Zelizer blasts Pence for comparing Donald Trump to MLK
Zelizer said the Trump administration is "antithetical to absolutely everthing" King fought for.
Pence's shocking use of Martin Luther King's words
by Julian Zelizer
As we've seen, nothing about this administration resembles King's ideals.
SOURCE: USA Today
Jonathan Zimmerman says Donald Trump should be given a pardon in exchange for resigning
"Mike Pence should make Donald Trump an offer he can't refuse: Full pardon if he resigns the presidency and ends our national nightmare."
Back in the 1990s Mike Pence made a moral case for removing a president from office
He argued that morality and integrity to the office of the presidency were vital.
Remember When Pence Praised Trump to His Face 14 Times in Under 3 Minutes?
by Joel K. Goldstein
Four decades after it was reinvented by Carter and Mondale, the Office of the Vice Presidency is sinking in status.
Mike Pence Is No Jerry Ford
by Ronald L. Feinman
If Trump goes, we won’t be able to say our long national nightmare is over.
What Awaits Us If Pence Replaces Trump?
by Michael A. Genovese
SOURCE: Time Magazine
Vice President Pence Cited a Fake Thomas Jefferson Quote
Quoting Pence: "Thomas Jefferson said, ‘Government that governs least governs best.’" Thomas Jefferson didn't actually say that.
SOURCE: Time Magazine
Mike Pence on Confederate Statues: I'm "Someone Who Believes in More Monuments"
He told Fox & Friends "what we have to walk away from is a desire by some to erase parts of our history just in the name of some contemporary political cause."
Mike Pence’s Big Decision
by Richard Moe
Where does his ultimate loyalty lie?
NYT uncovers the story of Pence’s Irish grandfather
When Mr. Pence was a toddler, overshadowed by talkative older brothers, his grandfather taught him to recite “Humpty Dumpty” in Gaelic.
Why Indiana Is Feeling Plucky Again!
by Jeff Tenuth
With Pence’s ascension, it’s back where the action is – and that’s where it was for a long long time.
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