Author Archives: Doug Bennett

About Doug Bennett

Doug Bennett is Emeritus President and Professor of Politics at Earlham College. He has a wife, Ellen, and two sons, Tommy (born 1984) and Robbie (born 2003).

Collusion Investigation Update

July 20, 2017 “Jeff Sessions says he won’t resign as attorney general after public rebuke from President Trump,” reads the headline from the New York Daily News.  “Citing Recusal, Trump Says He Wouldn’t Have Hired Sessions,” reads the headline from … Continue reading

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Western Values or Human Values?

July 16, 2017 On July 6, Donald Trump delivered a speech in Poland celebrating ‘western values.’ He linked together historic threats (including both Nazi terror and Soviet domination) against which Poland struggled and the current threats that the United States … Continue reading

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Shout Out to Xiaobo

July 15, 2017 From Liu Xiaobo’s speech accepting the 2010 Nobel Peace Prize, delivered in absentia (it was read by Liv Ullmann): Freedom of expression is the foundation of human rights, the source of humanity, and the mother of truth. … Continue reading

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Collusion Update

July 11, 2017 The Russia story is very much in the news cycle just now:  the possibility of collusion between the Russian government and the Trump campaign with an eye to affecting the outcome of the 2016 U.S. Presidential election. … Continue reading

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Watch What Happens Next

July 6, 2017 Since the election I’ve urged people not (NOT) to pay attention to what Donald Trump says.  It’s a circus, it’s a distraction.  Some people think his tweets (etc.) are meant to be a distraction, but I have … Continue reading

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“The results of the experiment are now in”

July 1, 2017 From Jonathan Taplin, Director Emeritus of the Annenberg Innovation Lab, via Conor Friedersdorf of The Atlantic: Since the Great Recession of 2008, the United States has been involved in a controlled experiment being played out at the state … Continue reading

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Worth Reading: Frum on Health Care

June 30, 2017 A repetitive theme here: we need to advance a positive, credible agenda for the future on a range of issues.  I’m not likely to come up with good ideas myself, so I’ll point to things I find … Continue reading

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