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Vital Signs: the battle for the soul of the US Democrats...

Richard Holden, UNSW Over the past two days the 20 leading contenders for the role of the US Democratic Party’s 2020 presidential candidate have faced...

One-party rule in 49 state legislatures reflects flaws in democratic process

Nancy Martorano Miller, University of Dayton Across the U.S., Republicans control 30 statehouses and the Democrats control 18. That is the largest number of one-party...

Women on the 2018 ballot are busting perceptions of motherhood and...

Jill S. Greenlee, Brandeis University Motherhood is taking center stage in U.S. politics. Sen. Tammy Duckworth, the first United States senator to give birth while in...

Congress’ budget dysfunction is more than 4 decades in the making

Linda J. Bilmes, Harvard University In an eleventh-hour twist, Sen. Rand Paul protested the costs of Congress’ latest budget deal and briefly shut down the...

Why justice is more important than the rule of law

Klaus Mladek, Dartmouth College The 2017 Stress in America survey has confirmed it: Americans are officially freaking out. The survey, conducted by the Harris Poll, reports...

Does American culture shame too much – or not enough?

Peter Stearns, George Mason University The word “shameless” is being tossed around an awful lot these days, which might speak to what many see as...

Ancient Greek wisdom for today’s leadership crisis

Emily Anhalt, Sarah Lawrence College What makes a good leader? This question confronts us at every election and with every domestic and international policy decision. As...

The Supreme Court takes on gerrymandering: 6 essential reads

Aviva Rutkin, The Conversation Editor’s note: The following is roundup of archival stories. On June 19, the U.S. Supreme Court announced that it would hear Gill...

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Why does shoveling snow increase risk of heart attack?

By Jack Goodman, University of Toronto Parts of the northeastern United States are still digging out after a blizzard. And more snow is on the...