The Need for Supreme Court Clarification of the Boundary Between Crime and Legitimate Campaign Contributions

The Supreme Court has pending before it two cert. petitions involving criminal convictions of former Governors, one from each party, in the Blagojevich and McDonald cases.  Both raise questions about where the legal boundary is, in light of prior Supreme … Continue reading

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Romanticizing Democracy, Political Fragmentation, and the Decline of American Government

I’ve now posted this article, and this abstract for it, at this link.  I began this debate with this piece in the Washington Post/Monkey Cage; those responding critically to my views include the political scientist Seth Masket, here, and Jonathan … Continue reading

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