Election 2016: The Ultimate Dog Whistle

A dog whistle silently signals to its target audience that the speaker will work to prevent “those people” from interfering with your life without mentioning “those people” by race, color, or creed. In the context of Ian Haney López’s book, … Continue reading

C. Everett Koop, A Man of Science

In 1981, shortly after taking office, President Ronald Reagan nominated Dr. C. Everett Koop for the position of surgeon general.  Though largely unknown to the general public, Dr. Koop had gained a reputation within medical circles for his innovations in … Continue reading