Yesterday President Obama passed a number of executive orders to curb gun violence. His proposals included: *Require criminal background checks for all gun sales. * Take four executive actions to ensure information on dangerous individuals is available to the background check system. * Reinstate and strengthen the assault weapons ban. * Restore the 10-round limit on […]Read more "Guns, Guts and Glory"
Friends and colleagues often ask if I’m married to an academic. Most days I have to stop myself from saying “hell no.” Here’s why: From The Atlantic: When I was a graduate student in history, I loved to read the acknowledgements sections of books. If you looked carefully, all the trade secrets kept within the […]Read more "On Being Married, Being a Professor, and Getting Ahead"
Pablo Manriquez for HuffPost The political window in Washington is open for landmark, comprehensive reform to the immigration code. President Obama is expected to push for a bill in the early part of this year. Here are three ways the White House can lead the charge for meaningful, comprehensive immigration reform. 1. Empower Cecilia Muñoz President […]Read more "Three strategies the White House can employ to push Immigration Reform Forward"