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"Brexit And Exit: A Transatlantic Comparison"

(co-authored with Sidney Tarrow)
The Hill, February 25, 2019

Unexampled Courage: The Blinding of Sgt. Isaac Woodard and the Awakening of President Harry S. Truman and Judge J. Waties Waring

by Richard Gergel,
The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, February 17, 2019
On Feb. 12, 1946, Sgt. Isaac Woodard, an African-American who had recently been discharged from the U.S. Army, had an altercation with a Greyhound bus driver over his request to... > more

Separate: The Story of Plessy v. Ferguson, and America's Journey from Slavery to Segregation

by Steve Luxenberg,
The Florida Courier, February 15, 2019
On June 7, 1892, Homer Plessy, a 29-year-old light-skinned shoemaker, whose family tree contained no enslaved person since 1779, boarded the East Louisiana Railway, and sat in the Whites-only car.... > more

"A National Emergency: Trump Trumps Trump"

The Hill, February 11, 2019

They Were Her Property: White Women as Slave Owners in the American South

by Stephanie E. Jones-Rogers,
The Florida Courier, February 8, 2019
"Who would choose black, in any capacity except he be held as a salve, and so bound to be obedient and faithful," an affluent white southerner asked.... > more

American Cosmic: UFOs, Religion, Technology

by D.W. Pasulka,
Psychology Today, February 5, 2019
Polls indicate that more than a third of Americans believe in extraterrestrial life and UFOs. The percentage of believers is much higher among people between the ages of eighteen and twentyfive. And... > more

Burned: A Story of Murder and the Crime That Wasn't

by Edward Humes,
The Philadelphia Inquirer, February 3, 2019
“If I am wrong,” declared Ron Ablott, the investigator of an apartment fire in a suburb of Los Angeles in which three young children perished, “then everything I have been... > more

Merchants of Truth: The Business of News and the Fight for Facts

by Jill Abramson,
The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, February 1, 2019
“There’s a battle for attention going on, for attention to news and politics,” BuzzFeed’s Jane Lytvynenko recently observed. “In that battle, virality often wins, and that really warps the truth.”... > more

American Dialogue: The Founders and Us

by Joseph J. Ellis,
The Philadelphia Inquirer, January 20, 2019
The Founding Fathers “are busy being dead,” Joseph Ellis reminds us. That said, he claims that “they still speak to us.” If only we would listen.... > more

The Jewish American Paradox: Embracing Choice in a Changing World

by Robert Mnookin,
The Jerusalem Post, January 11, 2019
Robert Mnookin’s latest work calls to define members of the tribe as those who self-identify as Jews. In the 21st century, the criteria for identifying a Jew remains contested.... > more

With Trump Digging In, US Shutdown Could Set New Record

The Straits Times, January 10, 2019

Button Man: A Novel

by Andrew Gross,
The Jerusalem Post, January 4, 2019
Morris Rabishevsky, the protagonist of Button Man, Andrew Gross’s new novel, is a fighter who came up the hard way. Early in the 20th century, after his father died,... > more

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