Teaching PS 101 this Fall? Try these Interactive Lectures!

Lecture Collaboration: As a teacher, after a group assignment or after a lecture, I sometimes ask my students to show five fingers for “hated it” and a fist for “loved it.” Even though there have only been a few classrooms full of eager fists, I hope that sharing these Lectures with you is worthwhile, and that…

Recovery Pledge!

Supporting entrepreneurs is about as American as watching the Detroit Lions football game on Thanksgiving. America is great at producing entrepreneurs, and indeed the spirit itself–supporting entrepreneurs. “indiegogo” is a website where startups can seek funding. If you like the start-up, then you can pledge money to it. If the goal, say $40,000, is reached;…

N.Y. police’s ‘stop-and-frisk’ tactics violate rights?

How might the political structures of authoritarianism, liberalism, and republicanism respond to, “N.Y. police’s ‘stop-and-frisk’ tactics violate rights, judge rules”? Here’s an excerpt for the discussion: U.S. District Judge Shira Scheindlin ruled that the police adopted a policy of “indirect racial profiling” by targeting racially defined groups for stops, resulting in the disproportionate, discriminatory stopping…