Neither last week’s insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, nor the impeachment of President Donald J. Trump by the House of Representatives, and the forthcoming Senate trial to convict Trump, will solve the political challenges that the United States currently has. The more pressing question is how can we unite the country that is so geographically […]
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By now, most Americans have seen the footage of the large pro-Trump mob who this past Wednesday, at the president’s urging, stormed the Capitol in Washington, DC. We saw a thin detail of United States Capitol Police officers haphazardly try to deal with this mob who easily broke through the metal barricades, walked up the […]
Like many people, at the end of the year I engage in some stocktaking. Yes, 2020 was super shitty for the entire planet; no exaggeration. But it wasn’t equally bad for everyone. I was one of the lucky ones and have lots to be thankful for. Despite the brutality of the events of the last […]
Christmas is upon us. This holiday and the impending New Year is another opportunity to reflect upon the past and the possible future. The last 9 months has been tough for most people. From a health standpoint, countless individuals in this country and around the world have become sick while others have died. From an […]
As a professor working in the social sciences, I often struggle with choosing appropriate content for my undergraduate students, which resources (i.e., books, articles, movies, etc.) they should consult, and how to best evaluate their understanding of these materials. Over the years, I’ve come to realize that most K-12 public schools and community colleges do […]