Article: Libertarianism’s Historical Blindspot

This is an interesting criticism of American libertarianism, written by a libertarian, regarding its historical blind spot (at best) about the unfree condition of African Americans (both during and after the time of legal slavery). I think a lot of what Levy writes here is useful to keep in mind when teaching American government, particularly when covering concepts such as limited government, federalism, ideology, civil liberties, and civil rights.

Black Liberty Matters‘-Niskanen Center

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Article: Understanding voter behavior: The Case of Evangelical Trump Voters

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This would be great for critically discussing public opinion, the notion that support for “theocracy” is outside the mainstream of American politics, and also the notion that ideological disagreement — understood in liberal vs. conservative terms — is a major cause of political conflict in American politics.

Despite porn stars and Playboy models, white evangelicals aren’t rejecting Trump. This is why.’-Washington Post

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