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The Electoral College: White lives matter

In the wake of Trump’s election, in which he lost the popular vote by nearly three million, much has been said about the use of the Electoral College. Only four times in US history has the winner of the electoral … Continue reading

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The Indigenous Vote: Blue Islands on a Red Prairie

Native Americans voted overwhelmingly against Donald Trump, consistent with their previous support for Barack Obama.  In a review of 24 of the most Native American counties in the nation, it is clear that the more Native Americans there are in … Continue reading

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Indigenous Hawaiians seek Federal Recognition and Sovereignty

It’s a fascinating twist of history that they don’t have it already, but Native Hawaiians are now taking steps toward federal recognition and sovereignty. Culturally, this is no doubt important.  In the legal realm, however, “sovereignty” as defined by the … Continue reading

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