Ask Jon 18 – The Times They Are a-Changin’

By Scott Douglas Jacobsen Jonathan Engel, J.D. is the President of the Secular Humanist Society of New York. Here we talk about the demographic projections influencing current political reactionary moves. *Interview conducted on September 21, 2020.* — Scott Douglas Jacobsen: So, you’ve been reading your hometown newspaper, which is regular for those who … Continue reading

Ask Jon 16 – American Exceptionalism: or, “You don’t know everything.”

By Scott Douglas Jacobsen Jonathan Engel, J.D. is the President of the Secular Humanist Society of New York. Here we talk about American exceeptionlism. *Interview conducted on August 3, 2020.* — Scott Douglas Jacobsen: Okay! This is another Ask Jon. You wanted to talk about the concept or the claim of American exceptionalism. … Continue reading

Ask Jon 15 – Evidence-Based Policy-Making

— By Scott Douglas Jacobsen Jonathan Engel, J.D. is the President of the Secular Humanist Society of New York. Here we talk about evidence-based policy. *Interview conducted on June 22, 2020.* Scott Douglas Jacobsen: So, you’ve been doing some reflection on evidence-based policy making and some research on the numbers of guns in … Continue reading

Ask Professor Burge 2 – Research Questions and Answers, and Themes

— By Scott Douglas Jacobsen Professor Ryan Burge‘s website states: “I am an Assistant Professor of Political Science as well as the Graduate Coordinator at Eastern Illinois University. I teach in a variety of areas, including American institutions, political behavior, and research methods. My research focuses largely on the intersection between … Continue reading

Ask Professor Burge 1 – The Junction of American Religion and Politics

— By Scott Douglas Jacobsen Professor Ryan Burge‘is website states: “I am an Assistant Professor of Political Science as well as the Graduate Coordinator at Eastern Illinois University. I teach in a variety of areas, including American institutions, political behavior, and research methods. My research focuses largely on the intersection between … Continue reading

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