The Feminist History of “Child Allowances”
The Biden administration’s proposed “child allowances” draw on the feminist thought of Crystal Eastman, who advocated “motherhood endowments” 100 years ago.
Adolph Reed Jr.: The Perils of Race Reductionism
The political scientist Adolph Reed Jr. on the Black Lives Matter movement, the “rich peoples’ wealth gap,” and his Marxism.
Is There a First Amendment Right to Tweet?
How social media companies have imported relatively restrictive European free speech norms to the US.
Local Energy Deregulation Makes Climate Disasters Worse
Take the case of Texas.
After the Capitol Riot, Who Will Govern Speech Online?
Protecting democracy from the power of free speech seems like a paradox. However, free speech on the internet has never truly been free.
Native Nations and the BIA: It’s Complicated
Historically, relations between Native Americans and the Bureau of Indian Affairs have been contentious. Is that still the case?
Politics and Power in the United States: A Syllabus
Historical and scholarly context for the January 6, 2021 insurrection.
Voting in American Politics: A Syllabus
From battles to expand the franchise to the mysteries of turnout, voting is one of the most important things to understand about U.S. politics.
Why Do We Vote by Secret Ballot?
Election days used to be raucous affairs, with individual votes sometimes cast orally for all to hear.
Religious Identity and Supreme Court Justices
If successful, Amy Coney Barrett would become the 7th current Supreme Court justice to be raised a Catholic, and the sixth conservative Christian.