Meet and Greet

While I love teaching students about politics, there is nothing more exhilarating than actually working on a political campaign. I have worked four local races and have discovered this is where the action is. People really care about who will represent them at city hall and in the state capital.…

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Consequences of Accepting a False Dilemma

As I am composing this post, I am listening to a great debate by two top-tier American politicians who are passionate and well-versed in their beliefs and while they may be taking jabs at each other’s party and stances, but are not belittling each other. Audience members are asking tough…

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Undemocratic by Design

With the Electoral College vote on the horizon, it might be helpful to look at a history of the institution. In 1824, America hosted an election for the 6th President of the United States. Of the four candidates running (Andrew Jackson, John Quincy Adams, William H. Crawford & Henry Clay),…

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Semper (In)Fidelis

In the two weeks since the election, we have seen protest in the streets and the theaters, and the creation of safe spaces at schools and colleges. We have also heard a lot of talk about the Electoral College. Some want to eliminate the Electoral College altogether, relying instead on…

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