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Rethinking election traditions

October 28, 2020

The Founding Fathers thought the Electoral College was a good idea, and Congress picked Tuesday as the best day to vote back in 1845. But are these election traditions still relevant today?

Votes for (some) women

September 2, 2020

As the United States observes the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment, scholars call attention to hard choices faced by suffragists that still influence voting rights today. On Aug. 26, 1920, the 19th Amendment — proclaiming that a citizen’s right to … Read more

Does college make good citizens?

October 24, 2019

Is the type of person who would opt to go to college naturally more inclined to be a good citizen? Or is it the college experience itself that helps make the person a good citizen?