Hulk Hogan (left) and Nick Denton (right)

How Hulk Hogan v. Gawker May Change the Face of Journalism

The recent Gawker vs. Hogan spat is the latest in the long history of journalism, free speech, gossip, and the law.
Mussolini and the Quadrumviri during the March on Rome in 1922: from left to right: Michele Bianchi, Emilio De Bono, Italo Balbo and Cesare Maria De Vecchi

Authoritarianism’s Hidden Root Cause

The greater the inequality of a society, the greater the risk of authoritarianism.
Donald Trump makes a campaign stop at Muscatine Iowa on 1/24/2016

Donald Trump and “Whiteness”

Donald Trump's controversial racial rhetoric and mostly white supporters lead us to ask what whiteness means to white people?
Fast Food Strikes, NYC, July 2013

The Long Prelude to the Fight for 15

Arguments in support of the minimum wage over the last century have ranged from social justice to increased worker efficiency.
Single mother coloring with her daughter.

Single Parenting And Welfare

What does the research say about welfare encouraging single parenting, as conservative critics have long charged? 
Mrs. Reagan hosts the First Ladies Conference on Drug Abuse, 1985 in the White House East Room

Nancy Reagan and the Paradox of Being First Lady

The role of the First Lady is undefined and dependent on the woman in the role, but it's a politically fraught one for all of them. 

Who Doesn’t Like National Parks?

National parks and monuments have always been controversial, opposed by ranchers, farmers, resource, extractors, and small government conservatives. 
Hillary Clinton Speaking

On Men and Women’s Public Speech

What we call “eloquence” in public speech is, essentially, code for values associated with masculinity. 

The Perpetual Paranoid Style in American Politics

The "paranoid style" isn't so much periodical as it is perpetual. 
John F. Kennedy, Richard Nixon and Barack Obama.

Looks Matter, Even in Politics

Research suggests that a candidate's looks play an integral part in whether they are electable or not.