The Ego Budget

By Benjamin Reeves Common wisdom says that the “skinny budget” presented by the president to Congress every year is essentially …

The Berth of Biopolitics

While coverage of Dr. David Dao’s involuntary deplaning has focused on United’s ineffective PR response, procedural failures, and various forms …

Friendship as Civic Democratic Practice

By Ivy Schweitzer A rupture in friendship seems to be a national disease since Trump’s ascendance, even though we are …

A New Genre of Civic Literature: Official Reports of Government Inquiries Into International Cases of Abuse of Institutionalized Children

By Arthur McCaffrey This is a story about institutional crime and social justice. At times, it may seem there is …

Believing is Seeing

By Afshan Jafar As chair-elect and long-time member of a university faculty steering committee — the academic equivalent of a …

Blackness and Fake News

By Michelle M. Wright With the recent protests at Middlebury College over the invitation of Charles Murray as a speaker …

By Mail or Meals: The Cost of Human Contact Is Priceless

By Lauren Anderson It was a handwritten letter, in clear block printing, with an unfamiliar return address. Somewhat ironically, it …