When people ask me what I do I cycle through some long answers like; “I work with the State Department on grant funded programs for international visitors on short term programs”. Almost nothing in this sentence is understood so I generally default to what is probably a better answer; “I teach politics”. This also … More What to teach?
When I first thought about writing a blog, the least original idea of our time, I wanted to comment on the world under Donald Trump with an glance at my international friends. This didn’t come to pass. Maybe it was the built in depression factor. Maybe it is because President Trump writes so much about … More Starting Again
The Trump administration, saying that illegal border crossings are on the rise, has asked border-state governors to send National Guard units to the southwestern border. At the same time, officials renewed calls for Congress to reduce legal protections for people claiming asylum in the U.S. — Read on http://www.latimes.com/politics/la-na-trump-national-guard-border-20180404-story.html here is a good example of … More White House makes hasty plan to send National Guard to border, leaving mission and duration unclear
A teacher was arrested after police responded to reports of shots fired at a high school in Georgia. — Read on thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/376039-teacher-in-custody-after-georgia-police-respond-to-report-of-shots But if only another teacher had a gun!
The City of Coordinated Leisure – The Atlantic — Read on http://www.theatlantic.com/amp/article/554276/
Dick’s Sporting Goods said it would stop selling assault-style rifles, would no longer sell guns to people under 21 and would advocate for more-stringent gun laws following the Parkland, Fla., school shooting. — Read on http://www.wsj.com/articles/dicks-raises-age-for-gun-buyers-will-stop-selling-assault-weapons-1519824569
Elizabeth Warren Native American Heritage Controversy a Vulnerability for 2020 | National Review — Read on http://www.nationalreview.com/2018/02/living-and-dying-by-identity-politics/amp/
Grand Strategy Isn’t Grand Enough – Foreign Policy — Read on foreignpolicy.com/2018/02/20/grand-strategy-isnt-grand-enough/amp/
Progressives don’t vote as often as conservatives do, which makes turnout the biggest opportunity for the new progressive movement. — Read on mobile.nytimes.com/2018/02/25/opinion/democrats-voter-turnout.html
It has happened yet again: Inevitably, predictably, fatefully, a gunman shot dead 26 people in a Texas church on Sunday. — Read on http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2017/11/06/opinion/how-to-reduce-shootings.html