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David Schultz is Hamline University professor in the Graduate School of Management where he teaches classes in government ethics, public policy, and public administration. He also holds appointments in the Hamline University Department of Criminal Justice and Forensic Science, where he teaches classes on crime, criminal procedure, and policing, and at the Minnesota Law School where he teaches election law, professional responsibility, and state constitutional law. David is also a senior fellow at the Institute of Law and Politics at the University of Minnesota Law School. Professor Schultz is the author of 24 books, 12 legal treatises on eminent domain, and over fifty articles on various aspects of law, ethics, public policy, and the media and politics. His most recent publications include: Encyclopedia of Civil Liberties in America (M.E. Sharpe), the Encyclopedia of the Supreme Court (Facts on File, Inc), and Lights, Camera, Campaign Media, Politics, and Political Advertising (Peter Lang Publishing). He is currently working on his forthcoming Encyclopedia of the United States Constitution (Facts on File, Inc.) and the Encyclopedia of the First Amendment (Congressional Quarterly Press). David is admitted to practice before the Minnesota state and federal district court bars and before the United States Supreme Court where he has participated in several briefs.
The Moral Crisis of the Republican Party (2 comments)
The real crisis of the Republican Party is moral, not political. The Republican Party soul searching in New Orleans failed to grasp the reality of it moral bankruptcy.
Thursday, July 29, 2010
What is Orthodox Republicanism?
What does the Republican Party represent in the era of Sarah Palin and Michelle Bachmann? The new orthodoxy of Republicanism draws upon fear, a paranoid style of politics, and a marketplace rebranding driven by a cult of personality and mainstream conservative media.
Saturday, December 20, 2008
Stupid Public Policies and Other Political Myths: Ideas that President Obama should Avoid (2 comments)
In light of the Obama administration's plans to develop an economic stimulus package for states to implement, this paper looks four policy myths and bad ideas that should be avoided. The argument is that before states spend money they need to be more attentive to what social science research says regarding what types of programs are effective.
Monday, October 13, 2008
Marx, Globalization, and the Death of Neo-Liberalism (14 comments)
The western banking crisis is an historic event on two counts. First it demonstrates that Karl Marx is again relevant and that his analysis of capitalist society is not quite ready for the dustbin of history. Second, state intervention to save the banks and the free market from itself undermine whatever remaining legitimacy there is in the intellectual foundations of neo-liberalism.
Thursday, September 18, 2008
Death and Dying on Wall Street:: The End of the Reagan Era (3 comments)
The loud thuds heard across America this week were not just the sounds of Merrill Lynch and Lehman Brothers collapsing. It was also the crash of two conservative ideasderegulation of the American economy and the privatization of Social security. This op-ed looks at the lessons to be learned from the collapse on Wall Street and what reforms should be instituted.