Rick Valelly


Rick Valelly teaches political science at Swarthmore College and has recently published American Politics: A Very Short Introduction (Oxford, 2013.) His current research traces the interplay between American political development and LGBT politics since the 1950s.

Donald Webster Cory's 1951 landmark book, The Homosexual in America, inspired early activists. Then he disavowed its message.  Read more

Money, Politics and Power


Cartoon Courtesy of Harpweek

On Rick Hasen's riveting look at voting wars since Florida—and the anguished history of how we got there in the first place Read more