Why do so few clergy serve in Congress?

Robert Speel, Penn State While campaigning for Republican U.S. Sen. Kelly Loeffler, U.S. Rep. Doug Collins – a former pastor – attacked her opponent, Democrat Reverend Raphael Warnock, the senior pastor at…

Why retired generals rarely lead the Pentagon

Dwight Stirling, University of Southern California By all accounts, retired Army Gen. Lloyd Austin, President-elect Joe Biden’s pick to lead the U.S. Defense Department, is eminently qualified to be secretary of defense.…

Can Joe Biden win the transition?

John M. Murphy, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Joe Biden won the election, but whether he wins the transition is another question. The peaceful transfer of power always tests an incoming president,…

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