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Nathaniel Persily

Nathaniel Persily<p>James B. McClatchy Professor of Law<p>npersily@law.stanford.edu<p>650 725.9875<p><b>Assistant(s):</b><p>Corissa Paris<p>Room N230, Neukom Building<p>Download …

Stanford University

The Legend of the Powell Memo

The story of the Rise of the Right is the great fable in recent American politics, one that is endlessly revised as it is told and retold by its …

U.S. Chamber of Commerce

League of Women Voters v. Pennsylvania

League of Women Voters v. PennsylvaniaThursday, September 7, 2017 - 1:15pmThe League of Women Voters and a group of Democratic Pennsylvania voters …

Tom Wolf

The Syrian Baker Who’s Bringing the Middle East’s Most Famous Ice Cream to California

Bakdash, the most celebrated ice-cream parlor in the Middle East, is a hundred-and-thirty-eight-year-old shop located in the al-Hamidiyah Souk, an Ottoman-era marketplace in Damascus’s Old City. Men in butcher caps, white gloves, and coats staff the long, narrow space, serving customers who over …

Ice Cream

Why Harvest Opiates When You Can Get Yeast to Produce Them?

Every opiate painkiller—say, Percocet, Vicodin, or good old-fashioned morphine—is born from the bulbous green fruit of the opium poppy plant. Sown in …

Genetics

'Tis The Season!... To Enjoy Some Mushrooms!

<i>This blog post was originally posted on October 28, 2014, and was updated on November 19, 2017.</i><p>If there is one thing that’s true in this world, it’s …

Recipes

Home - National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition

Learn about our work on the Farm Bill, Food Safety Modernization Act, Child Nutrition Reauthorization, and more.<p>Our Grassroots Guide walks through …

Farming

China’s Gold Rush in the Hills of Appalachia

A "no trespassing" sign posted in Travis Cornett's ginseng crop in Boone, North Carolina.<p>David Presnell’s story starts much like that of the man he …

Democrats criticize Paul Mango for 'homophobic and extremist' interview

Updated 15 minutes ago<p>Pennsylvania gubernatorial candidate Paul Mango appeared this month in a video interview with Hyung Jin Moon, the “second king” …

Pittsburgh

Engage State College

*Note: The Rumor Mill is NOT monitored 24/7 and is checked periodically by Borough of State College Staff.<p>Welcome to The State College Rumor Mill. …

Adobe Acrobat

Jesus Hates Taxes: Biblical Capitalism Created Fertile Anti-Union Soil

While the assault on unions by Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and other GOP governors and legislators seems driven mostly by the billionaire Koch …

Middle-class

Marc Morano

<b>Marc Morano</b> (born 1968)[1] is a former Republican political aide who founded and runs the website ClimateDepot.com.[2] ClimateDepot is a project of …

The Butcher Builders: How Western Journalists Helped Create a Monster in Russia

The Butcher Builders: How Western Journalists Helped Create a Monster in Russia

Russia

Politics Shouldn’t Be Like Open Mic Night

The number of Democrats aiming to unseat Republican incumbents in the midterm elections is rewriting the record books. According to the Campaign Finance Institute, by last fall the Democrats were fielding about twice the number of challengers as Republicans managed in 2009, the height of the Tea …

Dave's Redistricting

Do Your Own Redistricting<p>Dave's Redistricting application lets you draw congressional districts the way you think they should be. It uses real data …

European Union

Work begins on new congressional maps as Pa. Supreme Court appoints adviser

HARRISBURG — The state Supreme Court appointed an adviser Friday to help it select a new congressional map if legislators and the governor miss their …

Pittsburgh

Seattle’s $15 Minimum Wage Experiment Is a Success

A new study of Seattle’s higher minimum wage finds no overall impact on grocery and restaurant costs. This is a big deal.<p>When Seattle started down …

Jenny Durkan

Pa. Republicans ask state Supreme Court to stay its own gerrymandering order

Republican lawmakers are asking the Pennsylvania Supreme Court to stop its own order.<p>A day after the Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruled that the …

U.S. Supreme Court

PUNCH | A Guide to the Spanish Vermouth Renaissance

The first time I really understood vermouth culture was on my first visit to Madrid over ten years ago. Friends took me to one of the many …

Vermouth

The Racist Right Looks Left

On the way to Richard Spencer’s top-secret white-supremacist conference on November 19, a young African-American woman drove me in her Uber from …

2017's best documentaries found new ways to engage reality in a post-truth world

Five types of nonfiction films challenged old paradigms and drew audiences into fresh ways of engaging reality.<p>Before 2016 ended, the Oxford Dictionaries had declared it to be the year of “post-truth.” But that, as it turned out, was just a taste of what was to come in 2017. Just a day after …

‘We have tapped into something’: Impeachment drive builds digital army to take on Trump

Tom Steyer's trove of data is fueling speculation about how the Democratic activist might use his new political power.<p>SAN FRANCISCO — When billionaire Democratic donor Tom Steyer launched a digital petition drive to impeach President Donald Trump two months ago, some Democratic Party leaders …

Tom Steyer

Reflections on Trump and Corporate Totalitarianism

I rode a Trailways bus from Iowa City to Chicago’s Near West Side Greyhound station two weekends ago. I was travelling to my past and future home …

Lessons from GOTV experiments | Institution for Social and Policy Studies

The following analysis presents broad findings from recent voter mobilization experiments. Lessons are categorized according to the level of …

How a Laid Off Computer Engineer Built the Most Successful Product on Amazon

A small company with no marketing budget: and it consistently has one of the top-selling products on Amazon. Here's how it all happened.<p>This is a story about initiative, opportunity, true success--and just maybe how it can inspire you to do something similar yourself.<p>Nearly a decade ago, when …

How to Cut Up a Rabbit for Cooking - Hunter Angler Gardener Cook

Butchering a rabbit is a bit harder than cutting up a chicken. In fact, that reason — along with a higher feed-to-meat ratio, is why America became a …

Slow Food: Beer-braised Pork Cheeks - (Almost) Nose to Tail Eating

Slow Food: Beer-braised Pork Cheeks – (Almost) Nose to Tail Eating<p>Posted at 17:52h in Food by Johan 2 Comments<p>I visited my dad not too long ago. It …

Gov. Wolf announces new campaign to fight stigma surrounding opioid addiction

Gov. Wolf and Independence Blue Cross officials announced Tuesday a new public awareness and education campaign to combat the stigma of addiction.<p>Led …

Feds raid offices, home of Philly nonprofit CEO

Universal Companies, a nonprofit that for decades has reshaped Philadelphia schools and neighborhoods, said it has suspended its president and CEO …

Vote For Philly’s Chef of the Year

Welcome to day two of the eighth annual Eater Awards, honoring the most talented restaurant and bar industry gurus in cities across the world. Here’s how the Eater Awards work: All 24 Eater cities and the national site will award prizes in multiple categories, including but not limited to …

Recipes