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A brief history of Esperanto, the 135-year-old language of peace hated by Hitler and Stalin alikeThe Conversation. July 25, 2022.

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.

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

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

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

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