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  • Ilhan Omar is a Reconstruction Reformer

    by William Horne

    The failure to hold the race-baiting press, politicians, and vigilantes responsible during Reconstruction undermined any semblance of equality for more than 100 years. We can't make the same mistake. 


  • James Madison Responds to Sean Wilentz

    by Alan Singer

    The Electoral College may not have been expressly designed only to protect African slavery, but based on Madison’s notes, it was the mode most preferred by pro-slavery forces.


  • E-Carceration: Are Digital Prisons The Future?

    by Christopher Twarowski

    Digital “shackles” have been utilized by the U.S. criminal justice system for more than 30 years but their use has increased a whopping 140 percent throughout the past decade.


  • Immigration Restriction by Remote Control

    by Elliott Young

    While much of the coverage of immigration has focused on the Border Wall, we have forgotten that for over 100 years, most immigration restriction has happened beyond the borders of the United States. 


  • The Perils of Criminal Justice Reform

    by Tony Platt

    It will take nothing short of a broad-based movement, a revitalized imagination, and reckoning with a historical legacy that bleeds into the present to make the criminalized human again and end the tragedy of the carceral state. 


  • A House Once More Divided

    by Georgiann Baldino

    Lincoln understood that involved citizens preserve the union, and he taught a vital lesson that only when human rights are respected is democracy worth preserving.