America’s a Vibrant Democracy

In a Republic, organized by republicans, “the people wield agency and power in political affairs.” In the early 21st century, the American people can pass public policy at the state level via a ballot initiative or referendum, which indeed may be fundamentally at odds with national public policy—and the national government, if embracing republicanism, should…

Is the “Right to Instruct” important to Americans today?

Instruction is common political practice before the Articles. In the Journal of the Continental Congress, we read that States did “instruct” on Confederation. For example, a resolution of instruction from Maryland did “instruct you not to agree to the confederation, unless an article or articles be added thereto in conformity with our [State’s] declaration” (May…

Charles Taylor Book Award

REPOST Dvora Yanow October 14, 2014. Posted In: Interpretive Methodologies and Methods.  Posted In Thread: 2014 IMM CG Charles Taylor Book Award. Charles Taylor Book Award Presented for the best book in political science that employs or develops interpretive methodologies and methods. This award recognizes the contributions of Charles Taylor to the advancement of interpretive…

Recovery Pledge, Inc.

Originally posted on The Republican Millennial:
I had and I now have the opportunity to launch a crowdfunding campaign in partnership with many great companies. While working in New Orleans after the oil spill, I quickly learned that recovery efforts failed many business owners. I realized that small businesses need to stabilize their sales immediately…