Larry Evans

Larry Evans
  • Newton Family Professor, Government
  • Archived Blogger

About Larry Evans

I’m the Newton Professor of Government at William & Mary, where I’ve worked since 1987. Mostly, I teach courses about American national politics. For a number of years in the early 1990s (yes, I know, that long ago), I worked as a committee aide in the U.S. House. So I like to tell boring war stories in class from the good old days.

Posts by Larry Evans

Rep. Eric Cantor at Charter Day

In a few weeks, on February 4, Rep. Eric Cantor, the new Majority Leader of the U.S. House, will be the main speaker and

W. Lee Rawls, an appreciation

This past week, the College of William and Mary lost a great friend and mentor, Lee Rawls. Lee was a career-long participant in the

The Demise of the Moderates

Wow.  The midterm results of yesterday were an eye-popping defeat for congressional Democrats.  Although Barack Obama has at least two more years in the

What the heck is a “faculty research assignment?”

If you think that W&M students deserve to be taught be professors who have real standing as scholars in their fields, then these semester-long

Life after the Burg – Andrew Langer W&M ’93

Well, I’m back.  It’s been months since my last blog post and the blog czarina at W&M informs me that I am now officially

A memo to prospective students – If you have the choice, I think that you should attend W&M over UVA.

I originally wrote this post last February. In my view, it still holds true for students considering enrollment at William & Mary in fall

Life after the Burg – Angela Perkey, W&M ’08

As an undergraduate, Angela Perkey was one of our most active and gifted students.  Angela was a Monroe Scholar, graduated from the College in

Unique Class Opportunities at W&M

One of the advantages of teaching at W&M is that the strengths of our faculty and students, along with our location in Williamsburg, enable


From 9/11 to exploding budget deficits and the election of our first African American president, the “aughts” were a decade of significant surprises for