Category Archives: MyPoliSciLab VLog

MPSL VLog: Incumbent Here Often?

Are there certain advantages that incumbency brings in the race for the White House? Professor Gaffaney explains.


MPSL VLog: Tweeting to the White House

How will the use of technology to target voters affect this fall’s elections? Professor Gaffaney explains.

MPSL VLog: Proving Voter Eligibility in Florida

A democracy depends on the votes of citizens. But how should a state determine which of those citizens is eligible to cast their votes? Professor Gaffaney explains.

MPSL VLog: Same-Sex Marriage… Again?

President Obama announced his position on same-sex marriage has “evolved” (along with many other Americans’), but how will this affect the race for the presidency? Professor Gaffaney explains.

Video Glossary: Privacy and the Right to Die

Oregon’s Death with Dignity Act allows the terminally ill to seek physician-assisted suicide.  Recently, suicide kits have been selling over the Internet.  Should the right to privacy be expanded to allow certain types of suicide?  Professor Gaffaney explains.

MPSL VLog: Health Care and Other Economic Decisions

Congress gets much of its power to legislate from the commerce clause in the U.S. Constitution.  Does the current health care reform bill relate to interstate commerce enough for it to survive multiple lawsuits?  Professor Gaffaney explains.

MPSL VLog: Direct Democracy and Recall Elections

Do voters have any recourse if they don’t like their elected state representatives?  Professor Gaffaney discusses “recall fever” in Wisconsin.