Posts Tagged voting

August 6th: Recent History in Conversation with Historical Markers

Today, August 6th marks 70 years since the atomic bombing of Hiroshima, and 50 years since the signing of the Voting Rights Act. Using the news of the past week, where are we in relation to these two historical events? Japan was already defeated by the time of the bombing, such that historians critical of the […]

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Eric Holder and the Revolving Door; Political Psychology and the “Consistent Interests” Argument; and Voter Apathy and Democracy

It’s no surprise, but Eric Holder is poised to return to Covington & Burling, the corporate law firm at which he was employed between being Deputy Attorney General in the Clinton administration and Attorney General in the Obama administration. In a case of a well-oiled revolving door, Holder, as Deputy Attorney General, wrote an influential […]

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