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Samuel Workman

Professor, Data & Statistical Consultant, West Virginian

The County

Respect my authoritah!

Samuel Workman

10 minutes read

I’ve titled this post ‘The County’. Back home in West Virginia, people often refer to entities of government by their jurisidiction or where they draw authority. We refer to the police as ‘The Law’ and the various functions, whether for public health or taxes, as ‘The County’. Today, I’m drawing a map of the ‘The County’, Fayetteville, WV. Even when going into town to pay your taxes, you’d say “going over to see ‘The County’”. This will ring true for folks back home, and probably for other rural…

From the Bunker

COVID-19, Homegrown Beef, and Essential Business

Samuel Workman

2 minutes read

So…we never made it to West Virginia. I came home after work on March 8th and decided going back to the office was a bad idea. So, we have been self-isolating here in rural Oklahoma. I don’t teach in the Spring Semester so it hasn’t been too difficult.

The Splintered Establishment Comes Together

Democrats, Surprisingly(?), Gravitate to a Democrat

Samuel Workman

4 minutes read

On Tuesday evening, I was invited to go on the OU Nightly’s broadcast to talk about issue politics, the Democratic presidential primary, and what this means moving forward. It was the second television interview I’ve done in my career. (The first was when a former student, Paul Benefiel at UT Austin, ended up on the Colbert Report after some actions inspired by my GOV310 course - the local news came calling.) Host Lindsey Gibbs was kind, easy to respond to (that’s a thing in an…

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