Monthly Archives: May 2016

Election Coverage

Since March, I’ve been covering the 2016 presidential election for a variety of outlets. The most salient pieces are probably these three for Foreign Policy and Quartz, because many of the predictions in them came true within weeks: Welcome to … Continue reading

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The real Ferguson effect: the monetization of murder

For Quartz, I wrote about how Americans who kill young black men not only often go unpunished — their murder is financially rewarded: “The Ferguson Effect” is a term used by some politicians and pundits to describe a link between … Continue reading

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The role of race in the Democratic race

For the Globe and Mail, I wrote about fractures in the Democratic Party and a disturbing racial divide in the Sanders-Clinton race: Mr. Sanders did not create the antipathy toward the Democratic Party, but he reflects it and capitalizes on … Continue reading

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How new voter ID laws might sway the election

For Quartz, I wrote about restrictive new voter ID laws that may disenfranchise hundreds of thousands of non-white voters in swing states, potentially handing a victory to Donald Trump. I encourage you to circulate this article. Voter disenfranchisement is an issue people … Continue reading

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Almost no one can afford to retire

For the Chronicle of Higher Education, I wrote about the retirement crisis in academia, but it applies to US workers generally: America’s contingent faculty are not alone in their predicament. According to the National Institute on Retirement Security, 92% of … Continue reading

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Everyone is the establishment

For Quartz, I wrote about how the phrase “anti-establishment” has lost all meaning: The 2016 election is unprecedented on a number of levels. The two candidates with the most delegates, Clinton and Trump, are the two least-favorably rated front-runners in … Continue reading

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Why Trump won

Since the fall of 2015, I’ve been predicting that Trump would win not only the GOP nomination but the general election. This claim was dismissed as paranoid and pessimistic, but unfortunately I was right. I do think the general election … Continue reading

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