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  • 29 Apr 2024
    Kim L. Fridkin, Patrick J. Kenney

    Choices in a Chaotic Campaign:  Looking Forward to the 2024 U.S. Presidential Election

    We write this blog knowing the 2024 presidential election will be a rematch of the 2020 contest between Donald Trump and Joe Biden.  We are not fully aware, though, how changes in the political landscape from 2020 to 2024 will alter how citizens make decisions at the ballot box.  In our book, Choices in a […]

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  • 11 May 2021
    Naoko Wake

    American Survivors

    The atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945 are often understood in dichotomy: Americans as those who used the bombs, the Japanese as those affected. I wanted to break the dichotomy by writing a history of American survivors—Japanese Americans and Korean Americans—who were in either city in 1945. Their stories have surprisingly unspooled many […]

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  • 8 May 2020
    Ross Wilson

    New York

    Ask the majority of the world’s inhabitants to close their eyes and imagine a city. They might picture skyscrapers, railroads, busy highways and throngs of people. Whilst they may think of cities near them, cities they may have visited or cities they have read of in novels and newspapers, they imagine New York. This is […]

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  • 8 May 2020
    David Bergman

    Camp Corona

    About disease, I am a fatalist. Fifteen years ago, I was diagnosed with a brain tumor; then ten years later, Parkinson’s Disease.  In neither case could I have done anything to avoid getting ill.  I didn’t smoke or drink.  More exercise, better food, less tension would have done nothing. A recent book tells me I was […]

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  • 6 May 2020
    Valerie Babb

    When the Seams Show

    My Bajan grandfather was a carpenter. He worked on the Panama Canal Zone where there were gold and silver payrolls (white employees were paid with a gold standard, blacks with a silver), gold and silver water fountains, all designed to replicate the white/colored segregationist divide of United States. Canal Zone practices forbade a black man […]

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  • 6 Aug 2019
    Will Walker, Wendy Wagner

    Information overload in the legal sphere

    TMI (“too much information”), TLDR (“too long; didn’t read”), and DNC (“does not compute”).  These acronyms offer painful reminders of our contemporary relationship with information.   Many of us, particularly those in the legal field, face a steady stream of abstruse and over-complicated information: from convoluted contracts to wordy and confusing statutes and regulations. A superficial […]

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