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Our blog serves as a hub for updates about McCourtney Institute initiatives, as well as posts about democracy-related topics from our faculty, staff, and students.

Penn State alumnus on democracy and reason

Thomas F. Brier, Jr., earned his J.D. from Penn State Law in 2017. After graduation, he served as a law clerk on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. He is currently working as an Associate at Blank Rome LLP in Philadelphia. His book, "While Reason Slept" examines the relationship between democratic erosion and the declining belief in the power of reason.

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Midterms 2018 Election Guide

This short guide will help you make a plan to vote on Election Day. It first explains in brief why your vote matters.

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Guest Post: The Ballpark Anthem Ritual, Me, and My Kids

Guest Post: The Ballpark Anthem Ritual, Me, and My Kids

Mark Kissling, an assistant professor of social studies education at Penn State, prepares future teachers to tackle subjects like patriotism and dissent in their classrooms. Here, he reflects on those conversations as they relate to the National Anthem.

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