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NC Supreme Court

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On December 5, 2018
Since I don’t think it’s been discussed much here and seems to have flown under the radar a bit, let’s talk about the North Carolina Supreme Court election. I heard about this race from a politically connected North Carolinian, and have seen fairly little coverage and discussion elsewhere. Here’s the basic sequence of events: The […]

Warren and native identity

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On October 16, 2018

We’re in one of those exceedingly rare moments when national media outlets are seeking out and elevating Native American voices, with respect to Elizabeth Warren. Much of what they’re shar

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White kids and white privilege

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On September 8, 2018
Inside Higher Ed has a brief interview up with sociologist Margaret Hagerman on her new book, White Kids: Growing up with Privilege in a Racially Divided America. I’m not familiar with her work, but this book sounds impressive and worth a read. Her methodological approach reminds me to a degree of one of my favorite […]
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As we lurch toward California’s “primary,” hoping the collective action problem voters, in a fit of mindless antipartyism, needlessly created eight years ago doesn’t bite them in the ass and give them two Republicans they don’t particularly want to choose from in the general election, it seems like a good time to make the case […]

Let’s Move Nashville

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On April 30, 2018

There are two more special elections tomorrow, for House seats in Florida, including a Republican leaning seat that, based on the typical D swing, might be a real pickup opportunity for Democrats. But

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