Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X are frequently seen as opposing forces in the struggle for civil rights and against white supremacy; King is often portrayed as a nonviolent insider, while Malcolm X is characterized as a by-any-means-necessary political renegade. But author and Black Power scholar Peniel Joseph says the truth is more nuanced. He spoke with Terry Gross of "Fresh Air" about the ways the two leaders influenced one another, which he examines in his book, The Sword and the Shield: The Revolutionary Lives of Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr.Read more
LBJ's Sheena Greitens joined Bobby Chesney, director of the Strauss Center for International Security and Law, and Dr. Ronald Deibert, a professor of political science and the founder and director of The Citizen Lab at the University of Toronto's Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy, to talk about the Trump executive orders aimed at banning TikTok and WeChat from operating in the United States. They also discussed the larger U.S.-China relationship and the role of technology competition in that space.Read more
LBJ's Jeremi Suri talks about President Trump's latest executive orders, the economy and the 2020 election.Read more
The only Texas prison reporting zero coronavirus cases is where inmates make soap. But that’s not what's credited with protecting it.
LBJ's Michele Deitch talks with the Texas Tribune about the protocols and policies enforced by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice at the Roach Unit, a state-run prison that is the only one in Texas that has reported no coronavirus cases.Read more
LBJ's Michele Deitch talks with the Naked Capitalism blog about California's decision to transfer prisoners infected with COVID-19 into San Quentin, in opposition to her recommendationsRead more
"In a space dominated by Democratic groups, the LBJ Women's Campaign School highlights its nonpartisan approach in trying to help more women get elected to office. It's not that simple." LBJ Women's Campaign School Executive Director Amy Kroll (MPAff '20) talks with The 19th about the program's mission.Read more
The all-purpose app, which the administration is restricting along with TikTok, is how many Chinese living abroad stay in touch with one another, and with people back home. LBJ's Sheena Greitens talks about the consequences of the Trump administration's actions toward WeChat, and how it's fighting stated policy goals.Read more