June 19, 2014 5:01 PM

Let’s study professorsand politics

This fall, two professors at the same college will compete for a Congressional seat in Virginia. I speak of course of David Brat, an economist at Randolph-Macon College, who shocked the country last Tuesday by defeating House majority leader Eric Cantor in a GOP primary election. Brat will face off against Democratic nominee Jack Trammell, his colleague in the sociology department.

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