This year’s collection challenges long-held assumptions about democracy, human history, and American exceptionalism, as well as current understandings of populism and a more assertive Russia.
“Gerrymandering: The Politics of Redistricting in the United States,” authored by Franklin & Marshall College’s Prof. Stephen K. Medvic, offers a timely, compact, and nuanced assessment of redistricting’s impact in the United States.
A billionaire enters politics and leads his new party to electoral victory, thanks to a historically-unpopular opponent and overwhelming support from disgruntled conservatives. Once in government, though, the leader fails to deliver on many campaign promises, packs government institutions with unqualified loyalists, threatens political opponents with violence, and, when voters move to reject him, aggressively undermines democracy itself. This is not referring to Donald Trump and the Republican Party. Instead, these events occurred in the country of Georgia.
By Jennifer Raymond Dresden, Ph.D., Associate Director As we bid farewell (and good riddance) to 2020, we here […]
Ill Winds | Book Review Maeve Edwards Wait! Don’t be fooled by the spring, the clearness of the […]
Joshua Espinosa Since the end of World War II, the United States has sought to remake the international […]
By Jared Kelly The United States can improve budget transparency and reduce interstate inventions by declassifying the Department […]
by Gabriel Hearn-Desautels In the United States, presidential announcements are replete with claims that the liberal media is […]
Photo: President Donald Trump at a campaign rally in Phoenix, AZ. Source: Gage Skidmore
By Avram Reisman
On Friday, President Trump declared a national emergency to address the “national security and humanitarian crisis at the border.” Presidents have declared national emergencies over 50 times since the National Emergencies Act was signed into law in 1976, and Trump has already implemented three, but a national emergency has never been used to override the Congressional power of the purse.
By Avram Reisman Recently, Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib faced a barrage of criticism from pundits and the media for […]