Commentaries

Ukraine’s foreign legion may be new, but the idea isn’tThe Conversation. June 22, 2022.

Is Ukrainian a language or a dialect? That depends on whom you ask and how the war endsThe Conversation. April 18, 2022.

What is ranked choice voting? A political scientist explainsThe Conversation. August 9, 2021.

States pick judges very differently from US Supreme Court appointments. The Conversation. May 11, 2021.

No, Joe Manchin, Eliminating the Filibuster Won’t Lead to “Serious Problems”. Truthout. April 30, 2021.

No, Mitch McConnell, the Filibuster Isn’t Necessary to Protect Democracy. Truthout. April 1, 2021.

Most US states don’t have a filibuster – nor do many democratic countries. The Conversation. March 2, 2021.

Will Merrick Garland, Joe Biden’s pick for attorney general, be independent in that role? History says it’s unlikely. The Conversation. January 22, 2021.

What does the vice president do? The Conversation. January 19, 2021.

No, Trump Isn’t Following Stacey Abrams’s “Playbook” in His Refusal to Concede. Truthout. December 12, 2020.

A brief history of Georgia’s runoff voting – and its racist roots. The Conversation. November 23, 2020.

Should the president pick the attorney general? The Conversation. June 26, 2020.

What could replace the Electoral College? The Conversation. May 20, 2020.