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Terrorist Attacks and Hate Crimes: Lessons from 9/11

On September 15th, 2001, Balbir Singh Sodhi walked out of the Chevron station he owned in Mesa, Arizona, to arrange a flowerbed outside the store.  Seconds later, a pickup truck pulled into the gas station, stopped briefly, and the driver fired several shots from a .38 handgun.  Sodhi, a Sikh immigrant from India and the […]

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Why the Republicans Will Continue to Oppose Obama on Immigration

The Republicans found themselves wrongfooted by the nation’s changing ethnic demography in the election, but endorsing a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants may carry more risks than rewards for the GOP. Across the blogosphere, commentators of all political stripes are pointing to the advantage which the unprecedented minority vote gave to Obama in both […]

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Populism: good or bad for democracy?

With the rise of technocratic government in the wake of the eurocrisis, many now argue that populism is bad for democracy. Cristóbal Rovira Kaltwasser argues that this view is wrong-headed, and that there is no cross-regional research into the impacts of populism on democracy. Academics now need to focus on further empirical investigations into populism […]

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