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About Russell Arben Fox

Russell is a resident of Wichita, KS, an associate professor of political science at Friends University, a liberal communitarian and a Christian socialist, and a person who has long had, and who continue to have, a loving, occasionally oppositional, and all-around complicated relationship with one of the founders of this fine website.

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How The Right-Wing’s Ideological Crusades Cost Them Their Best Politicians

[The essential go-to New York Times election-numbers blog, 538, has just run a piece titled “The End of a Kansas Tradition: Moderation.” To those of us on the left who live here in Kansas, that wasn’t any surprise; over the past two years, we’ve been watching the pseudo-libertarian/faux-Constitutionalist true believers, led by Governor Sam Brownback,


What to Say in 15 Minutes About Citizens United

[Cross-posted to In Medias Res] In two days time, I’ll be speaking at an event organized by We the People of Kansas, titled “Is Democracy for Sale?” It’s an officially non-partisan event–though, given its pretty thoroughly progressive liberal character, I’ve no doubt that movement conservatives will be thin on the ground. Still, I hope the


Five Reasons Why I Don’t Feel Much Like Voting for Obama These Days

[Cross-posted to In Medias Res] The November presidential election is still five-and-a-half months away, which means there is still plenty of time for me to change my mind, and then change my mind again. About the likely outcome, of course (though given that I still think, seven months after my last prediction, that Mitt Romney

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