Recent op-eds and editorial pieces:
- “What Dred Scott teaches us about the Supreme Court’s abortion ruling” Washington Post, May 7, 2022
- “The Danger of Seeking Compromise on Voting Rights” Washington Post, December 17, 2021.
- “The Electoral Count Act is Broken. Fixing it requires knowing how it became law” (with Erik Alexander), Washington Post, October 8, 2021.
- “Ted Cruz thinks 2020 is like 1876. He’s right but not for the reason he thinks” (with Erik Alexander), Washington Post, January 6, 2021.
- “Republicans Rediscover the Dangers of Selling Bunk to Their Constituents” The Atlantic, November 25, 2020
- “Americans worry about 2020 being another 2000, but the real worry is another 1876,” (with Erik Alexander), Washington Post Outlook Section, October 20, 2020
- “The Supreme Court Used to be Openly Political: It Traded Partisanship for Power” Front page, Washington Post Outlook Section, September 25, 2020
Recent Podcast appearances:
- You Don’t Have to Yell (December 2021)
- The Alarmist! (January 2021)
- NPR’s Throughline (December 2020)
- American History Tellers, with Lindsay Graham (December 2020)
- The Trial Brief, with David Oddo (November 2020)
- The Democracy Works Podcast, The McCourtney Institute for Democracy (October 2020)
- The Last Best Hope?, The Rothermere Institute at Oxford University (June 2020)
I was also featured in several media outlets in January 2020 during the impeachment trial for President Donald Trump, drawing on my expertise in law and politics during Andrew Johnson’s impeachment trial:
- WBUR Boston’s “On Point” Radio: “Presidential Historians on What They’re Watching for During the Senate Impeachment Trial”
- Al Jazeera’s “The Stream”: “Impeachment Trial: What Does it Really Mean for Donald Trump?”
- AP News: “Crime Required for Impeachment? Not So, Say Legal Experts”
CSPAN has featured some of my appearances on roundtables and giving book talks here:
- On Associate Justice of the Supreme Court John Catron as part of “James K. Polk’s Politics and Times,” Knoxville, TN, April 2019
- On the sectional crisis of the 1850s as part of the Civil War Institute’s “The Politics of the 1850s” roundtable, June 2019
- Discussing my book at Politics & Prose Bookstore in Washington, DC, focusing “The Washington Fraternity in the 1850s,” January 2014
H-Net interviewed me about my article “The Politics of Continuity and Change in the Long Civil War Era: A State of the Field” here.
You can also listen to some of my interviews about my book, Washington Brotherhood, here: