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The front columns at the U.S. Supreme Court building in Washington, D.C., Oct. 5, 2015. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

Alexander Hamilton and the new Supreme Court term

As the new Supreme Court session opens, a legal scholar makes an argument for sticking with just eight justices. It's not unconstitutional.

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Analysis and Comment

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How the Jim Crow internet is pushing back against Black Lives Matter

A scholar of visual culture sees a transition happening online as the alt-right reinterprets images of police shootings to push back against the gains made by Black Lives Matter.

Guns in Donald Trump’s America

The candidate endorsed by the NRA this year wasn't always so pro-gun. A sociologist and physician explains how Trump's position on guns could play out if he were to win in November.

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Can Congress build bipartisanship through caucuses?

As deadlines loom large for Congress, is there any hope for avoiding gridlock? A political scientist examines one common, informal way members build relationships across the aisle.

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