Rich Meagher

Rich Meagher teaches political science at Randolph-Macon College, and is the author of Local Politics Matters (Lantern Publishing and Media, 2020).

stories by Rich Meagher

In Richmond Mayor’s Race, Math Matters

In Richmond Mayor’s Race, Math Matters

Richmond's mayoral election is more like nine mini-elections, making the path to victory complicated for both incumbent Mayor Levar Stoney and his four challengers. Rich Meagher breaks it down for us. As Richmond’s mayoral race heats up, it’s worth remembering that...

Op-Ed: Unraveling the Myth of Law Enforcement

Op-Ed: Unraveling the Myth of Law Enforcement

In a time of ongoing protests over police violence, Rich Meagher examines the central cultural myth that enables the police to attain an air of authoritarian impunity on America's streets. What we are seeing is the unraveling of the myth of law enforcement.  I...

Op-Ed: The Blue Wave Is Still Cresting (Probably)

Op-Ed: The Blue Wave Is Still Cresting (Probably)

As Virginia's next election approaches, statewide trends are showing favor to Democratic candidates. Will they be able to gain control of the General Assembly? There’s a pivotal election in Virginia next month (as usual). At stake: control of the state legislature,...




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