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Kris Kobach and Kansas’ SAFE Act

By Chelsie Bright  The Conversation If you want to understand President Donald Trump’s voter fraud commission, it helps to study what happened in Kansas. Six years before Trump was tweeting about stolen elections and unsubstantiated…

Senate GOP advances a health care bill. Now what?

By Jeffrey Lazarus, David McLennan, & Rachel Caufield  The Conversation Tuesday, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell narrowly managed to keep a Republican effort to reform health care alive. We asked our experts to consider the…

Mass incarceration did not and will not work

America's mass incarceration problem in 5 charts – or, why Sessions shouldn't bring back mandatory minimums By Tanya Golash-Boza  The Conversation Today, the United States is a world leader in incarceration, but this has not always…

JFK at 100: Creating the modern presidency

By Steven Watts  The Conversation Even at John F. Kennedy’s centennial on May 29, 2017, the 35th president remains an enigma. We still struggle to come to a clear consensus about a leader frozen in time – a man who, in our mind’s eye,…

JFK at 100: Why we still cherish his memory

By Michael Hogan  The Conversation On May 29, the nation commemorates the 100th anniversary of John F. Kennedy’s birth. It’s worth noting on this occasion that even now, more than 50 years after his death, Kennedy is widely regarded as…