The Hopper

For the people, for the win

Traditionally, individual American states are left to establish their own election and voting laws.  However, a number of states have created policies which placed unconstitutional and unnecessary obstacles to voting.  Southern states notoriously discriminated against people of color for decades before the Voting Rights Act of 1965 ended many of these practices.  This legislation also … Continue reading For the people, for the win

Make Georgia Howl: Voter restrictions are dangerous to democracy

Voting is the one form of political participation in which a majority of Americans will actually do in their lifetime.  Establishing a system free and fair elections is the most significant task for the government.  States largely have free rein to establish election laws and voting requirements, provided they do not violate some baseline rules … Continue reading Make Georgia Howl: Voter restrictions are dangerous to democracy

Empire State of Mind: Nursing Homes and Sexual Harassment

“Success is a lousy teacher.  It seduces smart people into thinking they can’t lose.”  — Bill Gates  It is nothing short of astonishing how quickly a popular public figure can fall in American society.  Popularity, particularly among public officials, is precarious.  And neither major party has cornered the market on stupidity.   We find the … Continue reading Empire State of Mind: Nursing Homes and Sexual Harassment

Film Review – “The Dig”

The advent of online streaming services disrupted typical television viewing in a way unlikely to change anytime soon.  Netflix started this trend and eschewed any notion of resting on their laurels by creating original programming and allowing us to binge entire seasons of television in a matter of days (or hours).  However, that success in … Continue reading Film Review – “The Dig”


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