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Some Lesser Known Lessons from Academia

Some Lesser Known Lessons from Academia

My thoughts on leaving academia follow from a pretty simple insight: taking advice on whether you should attend graduate school...

Ideological Polarization and Civil War in the Developed World

Ideological Polarization and Civil War in the Developed World

I think we may be entering a time period in which violence approximating civil war is widespread across the globe,...

The Electoral College Is Broken. We Should Make It Bigger.

The Electoral College Is Broken. We Should Make It Bigger.

If you’re familiar with American presidential politics, you’re familiar with some variation on the following map. It’s been the baseline...

Manufacturing Employment Can’t Explain Donald Trump’s Win.

Manufacturing Employment Can’t Explain Donald Trump’s Win.

There are a number of narratives that developed pretty quickly after this year’s election. One in particular — that Trump...

World Politics in the Next 4-8 Years

World Politics in the Next 4-8 Years

I’ve had several people ask me what international politics might look like under our next president. What follows are some...

Donald Trump and Russia

Donald Trump and Russia

I have some thoughts about the latest developments concerning the relationship between Donald Trump and Russia. To catch up those...

Why Donald Trump Makes America Less Safe

Why Donald Trump Makes America Less Safe

Specifically, Donald Trump’s position as the Republican nominee makes attacks like the one in Orlando more likely. The argument for...

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