professor of political science

Best Friends (Part 2)

Summary: Meeting in college, you and Bucky strike up a friendship. And that is all there is, until Bucky realizes he’s in love with you. But it might just be a little too late for that.

Word Count: 890

Part 1

A/N: If you aren’t in the tags yet, and you told me you wanted to be in the tags, I apologize. This part was queued up minutes after I made part 1 and I’m at work ahhh. You’ll be included in part 3 for sure. Hope you enjoy!

Originally posted by jlstreck

Two weeks later, you ran into him again. This time, you were sitting down for your political science final exam and he had taken the seat right next to you. He recognized you first.

“Hey!” he greeted, wide smile on his face as you turned to look at him, perplexed. “Girl that I thought was Dot and snuck into her bed! How are you?”

You tilted your head, your brain still going over political theory and not processing what he had just said.

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There is trend going on of smearing Jews. 

I saw an article that whole premise of it was that Bernie Sanders in conformation hearing for deputy director of the Office of Management and Budget was making it hard for him because he was christian.

Now this wasn’t in some far right online thing or some over the top christian blog.

No this was in an Atlantic article.   

And I read it and then read it again to make sure I understood what I read.

See what actually happened was Bernie Sander, a Jewish man, was making sure that the nominee was going to do his job for all the people and not just some.

You might wonder why Bernie Sanders was concerned here is why:

Sanders took issue with a piece Vought wrote in January 2016 about a fight at the nominee’s alma mater, Wheaton College. The Christian school had fired a political-science professor, Larycia Hawkins, for a Facebook post intended to express solidarity with Muslims. Vought disagreed with Hawkins’s post and defended the school in an article for the conservative website The Resurgent. During the hearing, Sanders repeatedly quoted one passage that he found particularly objectionable:

Muslims do not simply have a deficient theology. They do not know God because they have rejected Jesus Christ his Son, and they stand condemned.

“In my view, the statement made by Mr. Vought is indefensible, it is hateful, it is Islamophobic, and it is an insult to over a billion Muslims throughout the world,” Sanders told the committee during his introductory remarks. “This country, since its inception, has struggled, sometimes with great pain, to overcome discrimination of all forms … we must not go backwards.”

Yeah I am concerned too, Bernie.

Later, during the question-and-answer portion of the hearing, Sanders brought this up again. “Do you believe that statement is Islamophobic?” he asked Vought.

“Absolutely not, Senator,” Vought replied. “I’m a Christian, and I believe in a Christian set of principles based on my faith.”

As Russell Moore, the head of the political arm of the Southern Baptist Convention, said in a statement, “Even if one were to excuse Senator Sanders for not realizing that all Christians of every age have insisted that faith in Jesus Christ is the only pathway to salvation, it is inconceivable that Senator Sanders would cite religious beliefs as disqualifying an individual for public office.”

The exchange shows just how tense the political environment under Trump has become. But it’s also evidence of the danger of using religion to deem someone unfit to serve in government.

Bernie didn’t take issue with this guy being christian. Bernie was rightly concerned that the nominee may not do his job for all the citizens.

Sanders: I don’t know how many Muslims there are in America, I really don’t know, probably a couple million. Are you suggesting that all of those people stand condemned? What about Jews? Do they stand condemned too?

Vought: Senator, I am a Christian—

Sanders: I understand that you are a Christian. But this country is made up of people who are not just—I understand that Christianity is the majority religion. But there are other people who have different religions in this country and around the world. In your judgment, do you think that people who are not Christians are going to be condemned?

I don’t know I gotta agree with Bernie here.

“I’ve heard some rumors from some heartbroken students that you’re currently in a relationship, Elric. Care to inform me?”

“Oh ha ha, wonder where they got that idea, with you following me home everyday. You’re grading your own papers tonight, bastard.” 


*Throws my favorite RoyEd AUs*

Have I told you that I love College Professor AUs? 

Not that anyone needs these but my fam @supah-novah-betch and I were going crazy over college professors!founders trio so here u go


•Philosophy professor? Mayyyyybe something in the biology field? But I see him more Liberal Arts

•Will round you up to an A without question. Even if you have like… an 86, he’ll still give you an A if he likes you and you give him puppy dog eyes

•Wears goofy but cute shit to class. Such a bowtie professor

•So bad with organizing PowerPoint and lectures. He’ll literally be like “I gave up on the PowerPoint at this point so uh…. I think I’ll just make up the rest as I go along (:”

•Comes in late to class with Starbucks all the time so none of his students have to be on time either. Sometimes comes in with a hangover and let’s the class do whatever they want while he sleeps at his desk. Only reason he hasn’t gotten in trouble is because his students love him and they won’t snitch

•The professor you run into at bars on the weekends. Will definitely have a drink with you. Will actually BUY a drink for you (whether you’re at the legal drinking age or not. He’s usually too drunk to ask for an ID tbh)

•His office hours turn into hangout sessions with his students. No matter how hard he tries to keep everything centered around curriculum, it always comes back to him and his students just sharing memes with each other or something like that. What a dork

•Lets class out 20 minutes early if he’s in a good mood (which is almost every day). Real MVP


•Political science or government professor most definitely. Maybe something science-y like biology

•"89.9 is still a B" type of asshole

•Will get into arguments with his students constantly. He’s not afraid to sass the shit out of someone if they try to get smart with him. And you’re probably not going to win an argument with Tobirama, so students just learn to keep their mouths shut

•If you come to his office hours he’s actually much more pleasant than he is in lecture. Good chance he’ll become somewhat fond of you if you make an effort in class and come see him in office hours, because if you’re genuinely interested in the curriculum, he respects you

•Writes the most savage feedback on papers though. Halfway through, his comments just turn into question marks, or a simple “No.”

•Hiruzen is the teacher’s pet and eventually becomes his TA or grading assistant

•Type of professor who expects you to read the syllabus like a bible. If you miss the online exam because you didn’t read it on the syllabus, then oh well. 0 for you. He’s not one to remind his students in class about upcoming assignments. He figures he should prepare his students for the “real world” and turn them into responsible adults. You’re just stressing them out Tobirama, chill

•No extra credit. Believes you should’ve done it right the first time


•He might teach some sort of social studies? History? Human development? Sociology? It’s actually difficult to say

•Definitely has a few favorites in his class. The ones who makes good grades and ask good questions. But asking too many questions annoys him. He honestly hates those kids that feel the need to raise their hand after everything he says because they want to show off how much they know

•You better not be on your phone during lecture because if he catches you, he just stops talking and looks at you until you notice. Then everyone else is looking at you too. And it’s dead silent. He figures the best way to discipline kids is to embarrass them. So mean

•As stern as a professor as he can be, he’s still got jokes. Will say something humorous every once in a while that reminds the class he’s not just a total asshole. But they’re usually snide little jokes, like savage jokes that make you go “Dude… did a teacher really just say that”

•Gives lots of pop quizzes just to make sure you’re paying attention

•Is randomly lenient some days. For example, he’ll randomly announce that he’s canceling an assignment or postponing a test. Doesn’t really give a reason why. Probably because he wants to give his students a break. He’s hard on them, but if he’s pleased with the overall grade averages, he’ll cut them some slack

•Don’t pack up your bags to leave class until he gives you permission. If he hears even one backpack being zipped he pauses for a moment, let’s the class know he’s displeased, then continues when the zipping stops. Such an ominous, threatening professor omg Madara

KBTBB Modern Deities AU

another au for the pile :’)) 

i’m a big fan of mythology aus, so i thought i’d add my own modern twist to it!

@maidofstars here’s the au lol @2bedroom-baddestbidderlove @bolt8826

For the longest time, the gods lived in the heavens, far from the humans’ reach —at least, that was what people thought. In reality, the gods lived among the humans, silently masquerading as regular people to observe and judge the actions of humankind from up-close and personal. One day, MC, a minor goddess in the guise of a barista, receives a foreboding message from the council of major gods—apparently, all her years of hard work have deemed her a possible candidate fit to join the council. Nervous, she makes her way to the lair of the major gods, or more commonly known to the humans as the penthouse of the Tres Spades Hotel. There, she meets eight of the major gods, and from there on, she has to choose which one will mentor her.

Eisuke: The king of the gods and the god of wealth, prosperity, and abundance. His human front is (surprise, surprise) the CEO of the country’s biggest company. He’s the most beloved god because humans believe he brings prosperity and happiness to them. Because of that, he has the most lavish shrine with the most offerings. Most people don’t know, however, is that he himself used to be human a long, long time ago. As a human, he lived a life of suffering and died in poverty. When he was reborn as a god of wealth, he saw humans as a reflection of his former self—powerless, weak, and helpless. Of course, this changes when MC enters the council. He’s baffled at MC’s dedication to the humans despite how much they shun her, but he eventually comes to realize that there is more to humankind than just what he sees. 

Soryu: The god of justice, law, and order. His human front is a feared, but just prosecutor. Like his human persona, he’s also a widely-feared, but respected god. He’s in charge of keeping things in the right place, especially when it concerns social order. His job is arguably one of the most difficult, but he still does the best he can because he believes every human deserves the right to justice. He butts heads with Eisuke most of the time because Eisuke (in spite of being the king of the gods) doesn’t care much for order and  views humans as just tools for amusement. Honestly, some of the gods think Soryu’s efforts at trying to make things better is futile because humans, in their history, are inherently doomed to repeat their cycle of mistakes. At the very least, MC still believes in him, and for that he’s grateful.

Baba: The god of love and attraction. His human front is the owner of a quaint flower shop. Like Eisuke, he’s one of the more popular gods. His shrine is a fountain people thrown coins in so people can make wishes about love. He thinks humans are wonderful, adorable creatures, and he always does what he can to get their love wishes granted. In truth, he chose a job as a flower shop owner because he loves seeing the different people who come in every day to buy flowers for their loved ones. Still, despite being a god of love, he himself has never fallen in love and becomes quite curious about experiencing it for himself when MC becomes a part of the council.

Ota: The god of the arts and inspiration. His human front is a museum curator. People pray to him to look for inspiration and guidance. Being a major patron of the arts (and being an artist himself), he admires humans for their ability to create beautiful works of art. His shrine is the museum he works as a curator for. People leave offerings by the biggest painting in the gallery—a blank canvas. To be honest, he’s been looking for inspiration of his own. For the longest time, he hasn’t found anything worthy of putting up on that blank canvas. However, when he meets MC for the first time, he suddenly knows what to paint on that canvas.

Mamoru: The god of sleep, rest, and dreams. His human front is the receptionist of a quiet little inn. Back then, the other gods used to pick on him for being such a “useless” god. At first, his job and title don’t really seem that valuable as compared to the other gods, but eventually, he gained the respect of the council (and eventually became a member) when they saw how much the humans valued him. Though he doesn’t look like he does much, he’s actually a well-loved god among the humans because he grants them well-rested nights and good dreams. Nevertheless, he’s pretty lowkey about all the praise he gets and is content with his position. He doesn’t have much of an opinion on humans, but if he thinks they’re in the wrong, he grants them nightmares. He’s on good terms with MC and respects her for her dedication to the job.

Shuichi: The god of wisdom and knowledge. His human front is a Political Science professor at a university. He immensely values the pursuit of knowledge, so he specifically chose a day job that would reflect that. People always pray to him or give offerings to his shrine whenever exams are coming up, and he finds that endearing. He’s one of the gods that doesn’t hold a negative opinion of humans; in fact, he’s quite pleased that despite everything humanity has been through, they still try to learn from their mistakes and become better. He wishes his friend Hikaru could see that humans weren’t all that bad. He and MC get along well, as they both enjoy what they do and try to make the best of what they have.

Luke: The god of healing and medicine. His human front is (again surprise, surprise) a surgeon. At the hospital he works in, he’s known as the surgeon with god-like hands because of his skill.  A lot of people always place offerings at his shrine in order for him to grant good health. He isn’t really interested in the affairs of the gods, but when it comes to humans, he gets really passionate. He thinks humans are creatures that have to be protected; unlike the gods, humans are mortal and are prone to sickness. Sometimes, he gets too immersed in his job that isolates himself from the other gods completely. He admires MC for her passion and love for her job.

Hikaru: The god of death and mortality. His human front is a coroner. He’s not a very popular god due to his title. His shrine only gets offerings during funerals, and his name can usually be heard at hospitals or cemeteries. He’s in charge of making sure that humans can successfully move on to the next life. He’s honestly not a very big fan of humans because he’s seen the cruelty they’re capable of. Being a god of death, he’s seen and heard the souls of those who pass on to the afterlife, and some of the things he witnesses aren’t exactly the best reflection of humankind. After a long time of doing this job, he slowly came to hate it. He doesn’t understand why MC loves her job, seeing as though she still loves humans after seeing their true nature for so long.

MC: The goddess of fortune, chance, and luck. Her human front is a barista at a coffee shop. Sadly for her though, she’s not a very favorable goddess because most humans believe she only brings bad luck. She never gets any prayers or wishes from people, and nobody ever turns to her for aid. The other gods look down on her because she gets the least amount of offerings at her tiny, dilapidated shrine. Despite all of that, she still loves humans and wants nothing but for them to be happy (thus her job choice as a barista, so she can make people smile with her coffee). When the major gods recognize her hard work, they invite her to be part of the council and mentor her so that she can gain more recognition from the humans.

mbti types as stuff my political science professor has said

ENFP: *scribbles on the board* do you like my beautiful design

ENTP: this guy had a weird way of communicating, okay, words were not in his vocabulary

ENTJ: i don’t have time to read a lengthy-a** paper. *grades over 60 papers in less than 2 days*


ESFP: sitting still? i am not capable of doing that.



ESTJ: you may not be able to pass my class, but you can be a greeter at walmart

INTP: in my own time, in my own mind, i am a lllllegend

INFP: there are times you feel like dying. that’s ok

INTJ: you can die after the class, but you can’t die in my class. i already talked to God.

ISTJ: they talk about banning headphones while driving. they should ban CHILDREN

ISTP: france got french fries, we got FREEDOM FRIES

ISFJ: as sad as it is for me to say, superman does not exist

ISFP: *yells* F U S IO N  O F  PO W E R!!! *whispers* i know im being dramatic but i want you guys to understand this

INFJ: boys will leave you. your education is forever.

Last month, the fashion designer Tory Burch launched an ad campaign called “Embrace Ambition.” It features black-and-white photos of celebrities wearing various slogan-brandishing T-shirts: Mindy Kaling wears “BOLD,” Kate Bosworth wears “STRONG,” Burch herself wears “AMBITIOUS.” This last T-shirt can be purchased on the Tory Burch Web site for sixty-eight dollars. For the thriftier shopper, there are thirty-dollar bracelets, which come on a placard saying “#EMBRACEAMBITION” and “JOIN THE MOVEMENT.” Proceeds from this merchandise are directed toward the Tory Burch Foundation, which helps support women entrepreneurs. (It administers a small fellows program and connects women to business education and affordable loans.) A New York Times piece about the “Embrace Ambition” campaign calls it a “public service announcement” aiming to reclaim what has become a dirty word.

Burch aims to be apolitical: she told the Times that she wants her campaign to be something that “unites, rather than divides” the country and pointedly noted that she has “lots of Republican friends.” Which is partly why the campaign feels so beside the point. Women’s ambition is still structurally hampered, as it always has been in this country, by failures of policy—the absence of paid family leave and decent worker protections, for instance. (To this effect, the Tory Burch Foundation did publish an interview with Lilly Ledbetter on Equal Pay Day.) But in much of American popular culture women’s ambition is now encouraged at a fever pitch. Ads frequently show images of frighteningly ambitious women: a recent Equinox campaign showed a model sitting in a restaurant, wearing expensive formalwear and breastfeeding twins. It is standard practice for mainstream women’s publications to celebrate any woman who has achieved any degree of wealth or prominence, regardless of what that success might be or mean. On the Tory Burch Foundation’s Instagram account, you’ll find dozens of celebrities promoting #EmbraceAmbition as if it were a clean-water initiative. Ambition, for women, has been marketed as a mandate, and the model of ambition that’s most commonly marketed tends to resemble Ivanka Trump—the superficially appealing woman who can pay to have it all.

A new anthology of essays about women and ambition, “Double Bind,” edited by the fiction and memoir writer Robin Romm, tries to embrace the concept in a more substantive way. In her introduction, Romm, who is in her early forties, writes about her sense, as a young woman, that “striving and achieving had to be approached delicately or you risked the negative judgment of others.” She felt a pull between the hardness of her ambition and the softness of her socialization, and calls this “the double bind of the gender, success paired eternally with scrutiny and retreat.”

Romm notes that many contributors to “Double Bind”—a group that includes Molly Ringwald, Ayana Mathis, Roxane Gay, Francine Prose, and Lan Samantha Chang—found this project difficult. Ambition “felt connected to deeply private impulses and actions that made them too vulnerable,” Romm writes. It seems, too, that, as an abstract idea, ambition is just fiendishly complicated to write about. It is at once deeply idiosyncratic and indicative of larger cultural forces; in many of the essays, the writers seem to be inwardly thrashing against the idea that they could generate meaningful insights on the subject. Work at what matters to you, the essays say. Prepare for thrills and compromises, particularly involving children. Consider my doubts about my own achievements. Strive for an ending of rueful hope.

Reading one crackling, cheerless narrative after another, I started to feel that there was another—and possibly trickier—conflict at work. Ambition will always be complicated for women, and not just because of external impediments: it is an imperfect drive, enacted in imperfect circumstances, that inevitably leads to imperfect things. The more compelling essays in “Double Bind” address this head on. Elizabeth Corey, a political-science professor at Baylor, cautions against the extreme focus on success and productivity that one sees applied to both work and motherhood. “We simply cannot approach marriage and family in the spirit of achievement at all,” she writes. The novelist Claire Vaye Watkins writes about a trip back to her home town, Pahrump, Nevada, where being on “free lunch means you’re a scrounge, but reduced lunch means you’re regular.” Only two kinds of people make it out of there, she explains: “kids gunning for something and kids running away.” When Watkins meets a promising young student, she wants to both help her and caution her. Watkins was a runner, and she’s melancholically aware of the dislocations that her ambition has caused.

In a spirited, cutting essay called “Snarling Girl,” the novelist Elisa Albert reorients the entire premise of “Double Bind.” “Maybe my great ambition, such as it is, is to refrain from engagement with systems that purport to tell me what I’m worth compared to anyone else,” she writes. She adds, “What I would like to say is Lean In my hairy Jewish ass.” Albert spells out the foolishness of trying to generalize about ambition: the desire to be a first-generation college student isn’t easily comparable to the desire to shatter a glass ceiling or own a luxury car or write a work of genius. “Our contexts are not the same, our struggles are not the same, and so our rebellions and complacencies and conformities and compromises cannot be compared.” To Albert, ambition is a quality that arises organically from both vanity and a genuine wish to do good work; it’s also something she regards as alien and horrific. “So you got what you wanted and now you want something else,” she writes. “You probably worked really hard; I salute you… . But if you have ever spent any time around seriously ambitious people, you know that they are very often some of the unhappiest crazies alive, forever rooting around for more, having a hard time breathing and eating and sleeping, forever trying to cover some hysterical imagined nakedness.” Albert’s essay is easily the most ambitious in the collection.

There’s an infantilizing undertone that is often present in the discussions of women’s ambition happening right now. On the Web site for the Tory Burch Foundation, you’ll find an ambition pledge (“I will: Embrace ambition. Proudly articulate my ambition. Not hide it”) and an “Ambition Guidebook,” which encourages you to “gather your favorite pen, pencil, colored pencils or markers.” Within that guidebook, there’s a box for writing down ten things you love about yourself, and another box in which you can “draw or write your dreams.”

Another prominent symbol of female ambition put forward this year is a statue of an elementary-school student: the bronze “Fearless Girl” staring down the famous bull on Wall Street. The statue was conceived by an advertising agency for an investment firm whose twenty-eight-person leadership team contains five women; according to the sculptor, Kristen Visbal, the statue “reminds us today’s working woman is here to stay.” It’s dismaying, and revealing, that this message is most easily conveyed through a figure of a girl—her skirt and ponytail blown back in the breeze, cheerfully unaware of the strained, exhausted, overdetermined future that awaits her.


Professor Armand Richelieu, tenured teacher in Political Science at the Sorbonne, Paris.

Capitaine de police Jean Treville, Division Générale de Paris.

Because those modern AU headcanons deserved life.
Come on, team? What do you think? This is a rough sketching, I’m open to edits. Thouh the red coat is unnegociable, the 2017 french police uniform may sound a little boring. It’s not my fault.

anonymous asked:

When I was a grad student in political science, I was grateful that my professors did not use their bias in the classroom, but allowed us the freedom to use our minds to form our own opinions as to party politics and ideologies. The young voting public/students today deserve the same privilege. Not long ago, professors of political studies took pride in giving their students the tools in which to form their own voting decisions.

To be clear, since you apparently aren’t: this is a blog, not a classroom. Just fyi.

anonymous asked:

I plan on majoring in political science, but my dad keeps telling me that I will not be able to find a job. Is this true?

Not at all.

Possible Careers:

  • Government Executives and Legislators
  • Government Lawyers
  • Judges
  • News Analysts, Reporters, and Correspondents
  • Political Scientists
  • Public Interest Advocates
  • Public Interest Lawyers
  • Anthropologists and Archaeologists
  • Economists
  • Social Sciences Professor (Sociology, Political Science, Economics, Anthropology, etc)
  • Sociologists
  • Urban and Regional Planners

Check out this link from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for more info on the job outlook.

headcanons I have about the Hamilton college au

Alex: political science/ English double major, never stops working, has to go, has to get the job done

Burr: law major, really frickin hates Alex bc he gets away with everything and passes all his classes with almost straight A’s

Eliza: social sciences major, really wants to work with kids in like therapy or social services, total cinnamon roll

Angelica: women’s studies major, probably started an equality club, wants to double major in political science

Peggy: photography major, hella artsy, the definition of aesthetic

John: biology major, favorite thing to study is animals, has thought about changing his major to veterinary

Lafayette: hella undecided, can’t figure out what to do with his life, poor bean is a ball of stress bc he feels like he doesn’t have a plan for the future (but he’ll be ok)

Herc: design major, makes hot pants™

Dad™Washington: political science professor, really wants to strangle Alex and Thomas bc they’re always about to strangle each other, needs a vacation

Jefferson: political science major, is definitely the guy who has crazy parties on the weekends and gets completely hammered, probably stoned 24/7 but still somehow manages to pass all his classes

Madison: political science major, but only bc he felt pressured into it, follows Thomas around all the time bc he was the first person who talked to him when he transferred from a different university

Phillip: English major, really loves writing, def has all the ladies bc he’s the cliché sensitive one™

Maria: business major, is way smarter than anyone gives her credit for bc they just see her as a pretty face (but she could totally destroy you)

Why people believe conspiracy theories like ‘pizzagate’

“Tens of millions of people believe in conspiracy theories,” Dartmouth political science professor Brendan Nyhan tells CNN. “It’s not a reflection of mental illness or pathology. It’s a common thing that otherwise smart and well-informed people do.”

What has changed, though, since the heyday of the John Birch Society in the 1960s, is the rate of proliferation and speed at which the dark whispers turn to public pronouncements.


The Roshar Project


Thaylenah is an island kingdom of Roshar South of the Frostlands and Kharbranth. It is separated from the mainland by the Longbrow’s Straits.  Thaylen merchants travel with wagon caravans to trade items throughout Roshar. Master merchants are legally fathers, or babsks, to their apprentice merchants.