Blog Post: Waltzing towards the 2020 census: the need for bipartisan public action

Here is non-partisan issue we can encourage our students to take action on. Congress is currently not fulfilling its constitutional duty to prepare for the 2020 census. BTW, this blog, which is based on Cynthia and Sanford Levinson’s book “Fault Lines in the Constitution,” is a wonderful resource for anyone teaching the Constitution. Sanford wrote […]

Blog Post: How U.S. News college rankings promote economic inequality on campus

There’s a lot to think about here regarding the big picture on higher education and its intersection with politics. GSU is put in a favorable light. I’m trying to figure out if I agree were are doing “literally the thing America needs all of higher education to do.” But the statistics are fascinating, and important […]

Provocative Article: “American Institutions Won’t Keep us Safe from Donald Trump’s Excesses”

This is probably too advanced for POLS 1101, but this is a very interesting revisionist account of America’s dispersed and separated governing institutions. I think I disagree — I think federalism, separation of powers, etc. have prevented more oppression than they have enabled — but he makes an interesting point. And his list of examples […]

The Supreme Court and the Power of Federal Agencies: The implications of Kavanaugh’s nomination

This post by William Galston provides a nice summary of Chevron deference — which is the legal basis for much federal agency rule-making discretion — and a preview of an important (even if not publicly salient) impact on federal government lawmaking and policy making Kavanaugh could have as SCOTUS justice. This is also useful for […]