Why flight restrictions over Ferguson?

My op-ed for The Hill’s Congress Blog: Shortly after a grand jury decided not to indict Officer Darren Wilson in the fatal shooting of 18-year-old Mike Brown, the Federal Aviation Administration issued a no-fly zone over Ferguson, Missouri banning all flights within 3,000 feet off the ground.  The stated purpose of the flight restrictions is … More Why flight restrictions over Ferguson?

Strength and weakness of the Vot­ing Rights Amend­ment Act of 2014

My op-ed for The Hill’s Congress Blog: In Shelby County v. Holder, the Supreme Court struck down Section 4(b) of the Voting Rights Act, which includes a provision mandating that specified states “preclear” any changes in election regulations with the federal government. The court upheld other provisions of the Vot­ing Rights Act intact, including Section 2, … More Strength and weakness of the Vot­ing Rights Amend­ment Act of 2014

Fewer Students Oppose Gays and Lesbians to Legally Marry

My research with the Pack Poll: A plurality of students (49%) currently favors allowing gays and lesbians to marry legally, while just three-in-ten students (30%) oppose the idea. The proportion of students who support the legalization of same-sex marriage has changed very little since the fall of 2010, when the first Pack Poll took place.  Yet, … More Fewer Students Oppose Gays and Lesbians to Legally Marry