The Hack Heard ‘Round The World

Editor’s note: This is the second in a two-part series about the potential Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election and what then-candidate Trump and his closest advisers knew about the situation. The first story can be found here. Once again, my planned blog post could not keep up…

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Finding a Better Way to Draw the Lines

James Madison said in Federalist No. 52, “where annual elections end, tyranny begins;” which prompts the question: ‘how close to tyranny do we come, when those annual elections are shaped to all but ensure a nominee’s victory?’ This is precisely the question the Supreme Court will have to ask in what…

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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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