Daniel E. Backman

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Stopping Court-Sanctioned Corruption

We might be at the cusp of political corruption not seen since the Gilded Age of the late 19th century.

Our Democracy Is Broken, But We Can Fix It

Indeed, in the wake of Citizens United and years of weak campaign finance laws, there is a lot we do not know about how our elected officials reached our TVs, our YouTube videos, and our ballots in the endless campaign leading up to Tuesday, November 6

Does Harvard Place Enough Value on Academics?

Reality check: It is impossible for anyone to dictate exactly how anyone else should spend his time.

A Crisis of Our Choosing

On its face, the conventional wisdom is correct. America does have a debt problem