What’s New

“Enhancing the Historical Record Is Scholars’ Foremost Task, No Matter Where It May Lead,” Atlanta Journal-Constitution, 9 June 2019, p. A18.

“The Troubling Legacy of Martin Luther King,” Standpoint, June 2019, pp. 30-37.

“Barack Obama,” in Brian Lamb & Susan Swain, The Presidents (New York: Public Affairs, 2019), pp. 150-61.

“Looking Back at Martin Luther King, Jr.,” Telos 182 (Spring 2018): 195-213. (With Kenneth D. Johnson)

“Foreword” to Patrick Parr, The Seminarian: Martin Luther King Jr. Comes of Age (Chicago Review Press, 2018), pp. ix-x.

“When King Met Graham,” The Economist, 17 March 2018, p. 18.

“Democrats and FBI Abuses,” Wall Street Journal, 6 February 2018, p. A19.

“The Meaning of Montgomery,” Case Western Reserve Law Review 67 (Summer 2017): 1045-53.

“We Shall Overcome and the Southern Black Freedom Struggle,” We Shall Overcome Foundation v. The Richmond Organization, #16CV2725, USDC SDNY, 14 April 2017.

“When Martin Luther King Came Out Against Vietnam,” New York Times, 4 April 2017.

The Intel Chiefs Did to Trump What Hoover Did to MLK,” Washington Post, 18 January 2017.

“Ruling Out Senility On the Bench,” Los Angeles Times, 2 February 2016, p. A11. (And Chicago Tribune, 4 February 2016).

The Tragedy of Stokely Carmichael,” Reviews in American History 43 (September 2015: 564-70.

When Domestic Terrorism Raged,” Washington Post, 5 April 2015, p. B6. (Bryan Burrough, Days of Rage: America’s Radical Underground, the FBI, and the Forgotten Age of Revolutionary Violence).

The Mastermind Behind Obama’s Political Ascent,” Washington Post, 9 February 2015, p. B7. (David Axelrod, Believer: My Forty Years in Politics).

When the Court Ruled on Equal Representation,” Washington Post, 6 July 2014, p. B7. (J. Douglas Smith, On Democracy’s Doorstep).

How Roe v. Wade Was Written”, Washington and Lee Law Review 71 (Spring 2014): 893 – 924.

“The Obscure Heroes Behind Congress’s Great Moment,” The American Prospect 25 (May/June 2014): 85-87. (Todd Purdum, An Idea Whose Time Has Come, and Clay Risen, The Bill of the Century).

“Marching For Hope and Finding Ugliness,” Washington Post, 9 February 2014, p. B6. (Aram Goudsouzian, Down to the Crossroads & David L. Chappell, Waking From the Dream).

“Meet the Burglars Who Outsmarted Hoover’s FBI,” Washington Post, 26 January 2014, p. B1. (Betty Medsger, The Burglary: The Discovery of J. Edgar Hoover’s Secret FBI).

“Toward A Definitive History of Griggs v. Duke Power Co.,” Vanderbilt Law Review 67 (January 2014): 197-237.