Society

A History of Sexual Harassment in the United States

This month, a number of women came forward with allegations that Donald Trump had sexually assaulted them, making sexually suggestive remarks and touching them in a sexual manner without their consent. Responses to these allegations varied largely along party lines, with supporters of Donald Trump dismissing the claims as fabricated and questioning why these women…

Interview with Senator Michael Brown

GPPR’s Senior Interview Editor, Kevin Barsaloux, talks with one of DC’s shadow senators, Michael Brown. The two talk about the DC statehood movement, the new State of New Columbia constitution, the effects of DC statehood, and the process of achieving statehood. Read GPPR’s companion piece, New Columbia, to learn even more about the DC statehood movement…

New Columbia

The fight for DC statehood may have finally reached a tipping point As the young United States of America emerged from the shadow of its Revolutionary War and took its first steps as a new nation, the momentum to expand beyond thirteen former colonies took on an immediate urgency. In 1796 Tennessee applied to become…

Pushing Up Ivies: Institutional Prestige and the Academic Caste System

By Robert L. Oprisko, Kirstie Lynn Dobbs, and Joseph DiGrazia Not all university professors are equal; they are not all peers. In academic hiring, candidates are often evaluated almost entirely upon their research output rather than their teaching prowess or service. Using Oprisko’s procedural theory of honor, we can understand the hierarchic nature of academia as…

Mitt Romney’s Failure to Connect

By Isabel Taylor With Mitt Romney still hanging in there as the likely Republican candidate to challenge President Obama in the fall, the former Governor of Massachusetts is obviously failing to set the GOP on fire. But after his uninspiring victories on Super Tuesday, Romney’s inability to motivate the Republican rank-and-file is threatening to catch…

Ratifying Women’s Rights – Why the U.S. Should Endorse CEDAW

By Kavita N. Ramdas and Kathleen Kelly Janus This article originally appeared in Policy Review, a publication of the Hoover Institution, Stanford University The convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) has been one of the most broadly supported international treaties since its adoption by the United Nations 30 years ago….

Does the EPL Need a “Rooney Rule”?

By Andrew Taylor In recent weeks there have been high-profile discussions in English soccer about the need for a “Rooney Rule”.  The “Rooney Rule” was created in 2003 by Art Rooney of the Pittsburgh Steelers to ensure that all NFL teams who have a head coaching vacancy interview a minority candidate.  This was to redress…

Has Multiculturalism in America Failed?

by Christopher Lin Sometime during the week of March 7, 2011, the House Committee on Homeland Security will hold hearings examining whether Muslim Americans are becoming radicalized and pose a threat to the nation’s security. Civil rights groups are worried that the hearings will turn into a political witch-hunt, akin to the anti-communist investigations conducted…