Veterans Affairs
The Other Third Rail in American Politics

The Department of Veterans Affairs desperately needs to align its funding with the changing needs of its veterans. History shows that will be a bruising political fight.

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Why Veterans Run
Flag Pins and Shoulder Patches

More and more veterans are running for Congress. Can the members of one of America’s most-trusted institutions turn around the dismal fortunes of one of its least-trusted ones?

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sex and society
What Happens on Campus Doesn’t Stay There

Reining in Title IX won’t even begin to solve colleges’ sex-related problems.

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Shakespeare and Politics
Shakespeare’s Civic Art and the Politics of Poetry

People tend to confine Shakespeare’s political thinking to the plays, with the sonnets being a sort of autobiographical love triangle. Not so. The sonnets are at the heart of his civic-minded poetic project.

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Veteran’s Day
After Johnny’s Marched Home

Military veterans and the shaping of American politics.

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