Guest Posts

Dick Polman: Lest we forget, Republicans were un-American long before Trump

BY: - December 23, 2020

MAGA’s last failed gasp – the moronic lawsuit that tried to argue Texas has the right to nullify the will of the people in key states that swung to President-elect Biden – was actually the culmination of the authoritarian impulse that has long been metastasizing inside the Republican party. Trump didn’t inject this disease. He’s […]

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Samuel R. Bagenstos: Ruth Bader Ginsburg dedicated her life to expanding the circle of ‘We the People.’

BY: - October 6, 2020

When a figure as important as Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg (RGB) dies, it is appropriate to reflect on and celebrate her legacy. Justice Ginsburg’s achievements—both before and after she took her seat on the Supreme Court’s bench—were great. But her legacy is now under extreme threat. I mean this not just in the obvious sense—that […]

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Amanda Stitt: In 2018, more politicians decided to ‘be themselves’ on social media

BY: - December 11, 2018

The rise of digital media means people expect unfettered and immediate access to celebrities, their friends and political candidates. If you don’t keep up, you’ll hear about it. Right away. On Twitter. The 2018 election has ushered in a new age of social media communications. Some politicians, especially millennials, have embraced the medium and have […]