This essay followed Elizabeth Warren’s DNA test, in which she refuted the Tar Baby in Chief mocking her relentlessly as “Pocahontas.” It’s Monday morning. I open up my Twitter feed and see the video Elizabeth Warren made to answer charges made by Donald Trump, taken up by Trump enthusiasts everywhere, that she has pretended to … More Is Elizabeth Warren Native American?
The National Football League (founded in 1920 as the American Professional Football League, and relaunched in 1922) opens its 95th season tonight, and former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick has no job. While the many experts who populate television, radio, and web forums claim that Kaepernick’s unemployment has nothing to do with the political … More Why Colin Kaepernick Isn’t Working
Nancy MacLean, Democracy in Chains: the Deep History of the Radical Right’s Stealth Plan for America (New York: Viking Press, 2017.) Democracy in Chains, historian Nancy MacLean’s account of James McGill Buchanan andpublic choice economics, has caused an unusual stir in the few months since its publication. You may have followed the lengthy and determined attacks on MacLean, … More What Are the Costs of Libertarianism?
If any of Donald Trump’s Cabinet nominees are turned back, Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III is not going to be among them. Sessions, at the age of 70 still the “junior” Senator from Alabama, was one of three nominees to begin the confirmation process yesterday. While he faced skepticism, and even anger, from senior Democrats Dianne … More The Room Where It Happens: Jeff Sessions Testifies
Readers: in the absence of any real resources available to faculty at my university, I decided to write an essay about microagressions for my students. There must be many of you out there who are better at this than I am. Would you read this and leave your comments so that I can make necessary … More Microaggressions | An Intervention