Scholarly Articles

“The Color of Discipline: Civil Rights and Black Sexuality,” American Quarterly, March 2008

“Citizenship and the Problem of Desire in the Postwar Labor and Civil Rights Movements,” in Mark Carnes, ed., The Columbia History of Post-World War II America (Columbia University Press, June, 2007)


Don't Like Militarized Police and Mass Incarceration? Blame Progressivism, Reason, February 2017

Hillary Clinton's Dangerously Coherent Foreign Policy,, July 25, 2016

Boom and the Great Bust, Reason, June 6, 2015

How Liberals Put Black America Behind Bars, Reason, January 2015

Rise of the ‘Unholy Alliance’ of Libertarians and Leftists,, August 16, 2014

How ‘Crazy Negroes’ With Guns Helped Kill Jim Crow, Reason, August/September 2014

“Sex Slaves and the Surveillance State,” Reason, May 2014

“Labor Corporatism Fails In Volkswagen Union Vote,”, March 1, 2014

“The Progressive Lineage of Macklemore’s And Lorde’s Attacks On the Pleasures of the Poor,” Reason, February, 2014

“The Last Leftist,” Reason, February 2013

“In Defense of Blackface,”, October 13, 2012

“The Paternalists’ Bible,” Reason, July 2012

“Gay Marriage, Like All Marriage, Not Worth Celebrating,”, May 16, 2012

“Arab Spring 3.0,” Reason, May 2012

“Controlling Guns, Controlling People,” Reason, January 2012 

“Empire of the Son,” Reason, October 2011 

“Ventriloquists for the Powerless,” Reason, May 2011

“Why I Got Fired From Teaching American History,” Huffington Post, October 19, 2010

“Does Obama Embody the Worst of MLK?” The Daily Beast, October 15, 2010

“Does Israel Make Us Safer?” The Daily Beast, July 4, 2010

Glee: In Praise of Stereotypes,” The Daily Beast, May 17, 2010

“The Queering of Ryan Seacrest,” The Daily Beast, April 19, 2010

Undercover Boss’s Creepy Politics,” The Daily Beast, February 7, 2010

“Blame the Smug Climate Warriors,” The Daily Beast, December 19, 2009

“The Nobel War Prize,” The Daily Beast, December 11, 2009

“Return of the Black Saint,” The Daily Beast, December 4, 2009

“Is Liberal Disdain For Sarah Palin A Victorian Holdover?” New York, November 20, 2009

“Why Liberals Kill,” The Daily Beast, October 17, 2009

“Is President Obama Continuing Conservative Education Policies?” New York, October 11, 2009

“How Young Is Too Young?” The Daily Beast, October 1, 2009

“Michael Moore, Bible Thumper,” New York, September 27, 2009

“The Truth About Labor Day,” Boston Globe, September 6, 2009

“Beyonce Knowles, Freedom Fighter,” Salon, August 31, 2006

“Bob the Workaholic,” Boston Globe, April 16, 2006

“Country Music Tuned to War,” Atlanta Journal-Constitution, November 21, 2005

“Why They Are Shooting at the Authorities in New Orleans,” History News Network, October 17, 2005

“Is Rap Tomorrow’s Jazz?” Los Angeles Times, August 16, 2005