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For Those on the Left, This 4th of July is Downright Awkward

  • Sean Culleton
  • Jul 4, 2019 12:24PM

Thoughts on the possibilities of striking a balance between patriotism and nationalism in Trump's America.

The Paradox of Public Apologies

  • Sean Culleton
  • Jun 30, 2019 11:41AM

Better leaders attempt them, but more successful politicians avoid them. 

Is it Finally a Woman’s Turn? Lessons From the First Democratic Debates

  • Sean Culleton
  • Jun 28, 2019 4:45PM

After two nights of debates, the main question is this: is it finally time to put a woman in the white house?

First Democratic Debate: Key Takeaways for Each Candidate (Night Two)

  • Sean Culleton
  • Jun 28, 2019 1:39PM

A need to know guide for the second night of the first round 2020 Democratic debates. 

First Democratic Debate: Key Takeaways for Each Candidate

  • Sean Culleton
  • Jun 27, 2019 2:17PM

A need to know guide for the first round of the 2020 Democratic debates. 

What Does it Mean to be a "Free Thinker" When Algorithms Control Your Beliefs?

  • Sean Culleton
  • Jun 16, 2019 11:25AM

Hijacking our cognitive liberty isn't just effective, it's hugely profitable. 

Andrew Yang is Right to Worry About Automation. So Why Isn't He Winning?

  • Sean Culleton
  • Jun 15, 2019 10:25AM

Yang's uphill battle doesn't just lie in usual newbie name recognition -- his diagnosis of the country's problems and solutions are still both unfamiliar to most Americans. 

To Impeach or Not to Impeach? That is the Wrong Question.

  • Sean Culleton
  • May 11, 2019 11:19AM

In the broad scheme of things, the impeachment debate is a distraction, just like the Mueller report was.

Joe Biden is Proof That #MeToo Isn't Just About Sexual Harassment

  • Sean Culleton
  • Apr 13, 2019 11:45AM

While stories about the most abusive kinds of behavior have generally captured the headlines since the beginning of #MeToo, the Joe Biden controversy represents a genuine need to have a broader discussion about consent -- one that isn't merely sexual. 

Does Political Convention Even Matter Anymore in Post-Mueller America?

  • Sean Culleton
  • Apr 6, 2019 10:41AM

Some see the erosion of political norms as nothing more than the inevitable death of a naive politics of civility -- others see it as the death of politics itself.