Select Commentaries

Eric Greitens’ run for Senate in Missouri represents a perversion of patriotismMissouri Independent. August 17, 2021.

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

Disgraced Former Governor Claims He’s Been Exonerated, But the GOP Isn’t So SureTruthout. July 18, 2021.

President’s Authority Over DOJ Jeopardizes IndependenceGovernment Executive. July 2, 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.

Endorsed by Trump Allies, Disgraced Former Missouri Governor Will Run for Senate. Truthout. April 11, 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.

States Should Lead the Effort to Reform the Electoral College. Route Fifty. January 5, 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.

Who is most likely to protect our democracy? Columbia Daily Tribune. Sept 27, 2020.

Don’t waste your vote! Pick the lesser of two evilsColumbia Daily Tribune. Sept 19, 2020.

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

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