Author: Dave Brockington

Born in San Jose, grew up in Seattle, received a Ph.D. in poli sci from University of Washington in 2000. I worked for three years at Universiteit Twente in Enschede, Netherlands, and have worked at the University of Plymouth for 16 academic years now in Plymouth, United Kingdom. I also currently serve as joint campaign coordinator for the Plymouth Sutton & Devonport Constituency Labour Party.
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Apollo 13

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On April 14, 2020
In the midst of everything else going on right now, it’s also the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 13 mission, and I’m going to use this as an excuse to write about something a bit different: let’s share some geeky space and technology podcasts. Apollo in Real Time. These are exceptionally cool resources on Apollos […]
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Corbynism: A Post Mortem

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On January 14, 2020
I’m going to have more on the December election and the future of the party in the coming days, but this post does a decent job of summarising the past four years of the Labour Party. Some bits I reject, like its implied pro-Brexit position, as well as how it wasn’t only the £3 registered […]
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Yesterday afternoon, the news that an emergency cabinet meeting scheduled for 5PM (of this nascent government) and then a PM announcement in front of No. 10 for 6PM caught our attention. While proroguing Parliament is clearly a ploy to reduce the probability of parliamentary muddling with the government’s plan to crash out of the European […]
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