To Save American Democracy, Make Civics Great

In a recent column in USA Today, Naval War College professor and author of The Death of Expertise Tom Nichols makes a condescending but accurate observation. Donald Trump’s approval rating has hovered around 40 percent (which is the lowest approval rating of a new president since the advent of tracking presidential approval), but his approval has not significantly fallen below this number despite the daily … Continue reading To Save American Democracy, Make Civics Great

Immigration Continues to Fuel Linguistic Diversity in America’s Cities

The United States is becoming more linguistically diverse. This trend is a precarious one, and far from uniform across the country, but it has the potential to have a significant impact on our society. The American Community Survey, the Census Bureau’s annual demographic survey, tracks a number of statistics — to include those that help us measure linguistic diversity. It publishes one-year estimates (collected over … Continue reading Immigration Continues to Fuel Linguistic Diversity in America’s Cities