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Category - Democracy in America

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Before she took the stage last night to accept the Democratic nomination for president there was every indication that Hillary Clinton’s speech would be a very personal one. Becoming the first female nominee is a...

The sleepwalkers

Late last year, shortly after the protests at Yale, our professor took his students out for a beer to try to have a genuine conversation about America’s race problem. It is a conversation that has come to mind...

All shook up

A noted American political pundit once said that using nationwide polls as a predictor of presidential elections was like trying to measure the wealth of Warren Buffet by counting up the value of the suits in his...

Confirmation bias

If you are looking for a case study of contemporary American politics, forget the campaign trail for a while and take a close look at the fortunes of Merrick Garland. Apparently Garland, Barack Obama’s nominee for the...

Unfinished business

America, usually so familiar, can feel very foreign sometimes. A few days after enrolling at an American university my fellow students and I had to attend an information session euphemistically titled Active Shooter...

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