The Late-Night Circuit: Why Do Politicians Do It?
With a captive audience of millions and a relaxed atmosphere, the late-night talk show offers a good opportunity to make policy discussions more memorable.
The Idea of “Good Nutrition” Has Changed Over Time
But one thing has been constant: the tendency to call some foods better for you than others.
New York City Bans Foie Gras
The practice of eating fatty goose livers dates back to at least 2500 BCE. Is there a humane way to produce it?
To Predict the Role of Fake News in 2020, Look to Canada
Canada has taken steps to address the potential for online misinformation ("fake news") in its upcoming election, but the internet changes rapidly.
What Parkland Tells us About Teens and Social Media
While America’s parents have been wringing their hands over online safety, kids have steadily taken to social media, smartphones, and other digitally-enabled technologies to seek and promote their physical safety.
When did May Day Turn Into an Immigrants’ Rights Day?
May Day has traditionally focused on labor and working class issues. Immigration and immigrant labor adds a new dimension to the holiday.
How To Wrap Your Head Around Even The Most Complex Subjects
A 2x2 matrix is a great way of mapping just about any idea, research topic, or set of observations on two dimensions.
Viral Videos and the Presidential Campaign
How do viral videos shape a presidential campaign? How do voters learn to “read” the art and advertisements they are seeing? Learn more from our scholars.
Authoritarianism’s Hidden Root Cause
The greater the inequality of a society, the greater the risk of authoritarianism.
Hillary Clinton and Feminism
Hilary Clinton’s political career has long drawn the attention of scholars and pundits alike.