The recent political conventions – whether they made you spew coffee or stand up and cheer – are a reminder that there is a lot of competing information out there.

And not all of it is true.

Through a recently established blog, West Virginia University social scientists are gathering together to offer the facts about politics that you won’t see on TV. The blog is located at http://polisci.wvu.edu/political_science_blog/

“We aim to make this an interactive tool by which the department can hear from the community, and illustrate how political scientists can contribute to our understanding of politics and world events,” the blog’s introductory post – says.

Posts so far include Political Science Department Chair R. Scott Crichlow’s look at pundits vs. political scientists and David Hauser’s look at the U.S.’ increased presence in Asia.

Questions for the professors to take up in future blog posts should be directed to: polisciblog@mail.wvu.edu

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