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How Obama Won and What it Means  


November 7, 2012  

President Barack Obama’s reelection, despite the weaknesses in his record, points to the future of American society.... 

Why the Debates Stink  


October 17, 2012  

I love rigorous toe-to-toe debates, but I hate what I have seen from our presidential candidates in their recent two performances.... 

Bombs, Protests, and the Contagion of Violence  


September 14, 2012  

I write this blog post as I sit in a Starbucks Cafe, three blocks from my faculty office. The small space is jam-packed with... 

Remembering How to Dream  


August 25, 2012  

Neil Armstrong lived the American dream. His life should inspire us to make that dream a reality again today. We have many... 

No More WASP “Establishment”  


August 14, 2012  

American political leadership today is more religiously diverse than ever before. This reflects a tectonic shift that has... 

Ryan Changes the Race  


August 11, 2012  

Who says vice president picks do not matter? Presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s choice of Paul Ryan as his running... 

Creative Citizens need Innovative Government  


July 23, 2012  

Vienna was the center of European creativity in the years between 1780 and 1914. It was the city of Mozart and Beethoven.... 

Wisconsin’s D-Day: From War to Recall  


June 6, 2012  

June 6 is D-Day in Wisconsin, and the United States as a whole. We remember the brave men and women who struggled on to the... 

North Korea’s Coming Collapse  


April 13, 2012  

North Korea’s young and unknown dictator, Kim Jong-un, used a controversial rocket launch to assert leadership over... 

After Super Tuesday: Bigger is Better  


March 8, 2012  

Mitt Romney’s victories in six of the ten Republican primaries on “Super Tuesday” solidified his position as the leader... 

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