David Michael Green

David Michael Green is a professor of political science at Hofstra University in New York.

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Wednesday, July 1, 2015 - 9:30am
History Interrupted: Welcome to the 1970s
They say that if you can remember Woodstock, you weren’t actually there. It is therefore with some trepidation that I invite readers to cast their minds back to America, circa 1970. No point in waxing Pollyannish about it. Vietnam was still raging, along with Cambodia and Laos. The Cold War was in...
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Wednesday, May 27, 2015 - 6:15am
The Arc of the Moral Universe... Is Twisted
Barack Obama is in the habit of borrowing from Martin Luther King to remind us that the arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice. Funny, I was just wondering about that last week myself. Not because Obama has restated the premise, of course. From Arctic drilling, to...
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Tuesday, July 10, 2012 - 7:38am
The Constitution Is Just Parchment, Get Over It
Last week America engaged in one of its perennial paroxysms of constitutional cogitation – this time over the Obama health care bill – with (mostly) predictable results.
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Saturday, June 9, 2012 - 8:52am
Broken Shards of My Heart: The US in Decline
I could tell you that my heart was broken by what happened in Wisconsin this week, but in truth that’s not quite accurate.
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Monday, April 2, 2012 - 1:07pm
A Very Sick Country
So. It looks now like the regressive majority on the Supreme Court is poised to overturn Barack Obama’s signature legislative achievement, his health care bill. That is so fitting.
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Tuesday, January 17, 2012 - 8:05am
Geriatric Obfuscating Pathology: Is The GOP Self-Destructing?
I took a busload of students to New Hampshire last week to observe the Republican primary campaign process up close and personal. Alright, alright, I know what you must be thinking: “Damn, Green, you sure must be a dedicated professor to do that!” As it happens, you’d be partly right and partly wrong. In fact, the students are great, the trip is fun and a little unpredictable in nice way, and there really still is a wee bit of genuine candidate accountability remaining in the New Hampshire retail politics process.
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Tuesday, December 20, 2011 - 8:20am
A Better World’s In Birth (Maybe)
If it feels to you a bit reminiscent of 1968 these days, that’s because it is. And that’s a good thing. It’s starting to look like 2011 was the year of Basta!, when people finally woke up and found the voice with which to say Enough! To say that it comes in the nick of time is like saying that Rick Perry could afford to study a bit harder. In fact, this development is long overdue.
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Tuesday, October 18, 2011 - 12:34pm
We Are Not Your Human Resources
I was talking with a friend of mine the other day about Occupy Wall Street. She said to me “This is what I’ve been waiting for my whole life”. I told her I feel exactly the same way. The only difference is that she’s in her early twenties, and I’m in my early fifties.
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Thursday, September 22, 2011 - 8:14am
All the Bad News That's Fit to Print
Sometimes, when certain species (you know who you are) are too utterly daft to recognize the obvious, the Universe sees fit to scream it out in the form of big, bold block letters.
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Saturday, August 13, 2011 - 9:31am
The Grubby Species
Nobility is a bitch, and a real seductive one at that. I’m capable of some serious cynicism, but these days I kinda wish I had a lot more of it. I kinda wish I had born and raised in a more cynical time. Then maybe I wouldn’t get my heart broken so often.
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