Investigative Journalism Today: New Mexico’s Scott Armstrong The Center - “Rather than going for the stories that are most easily obtained, which are also often the ones people want to leak, you ask yourself what is going to be permanent.” Nigel Thompson 6/17/2018
Interview: Pulitzer Prize-Winning Photographer of Seton Hall Dorm Fire The Center - “It was critically important to me then, and it’s still critically important to me now that I do not take advantage of the subject of any photograph…for my benefits or for my agenda. We saw some really tough things, and it could have become gratuitous.” Erich J. Prince 6/14/2018
Interview: the Man Who Photographed Tiananmen Square The Center - “To tell you the truth, I am drawn to these dangerous events even though they scare the hell out of me. I am sure a shrink would have a field day with that…I guess there is an adrenaline rush in trying to capture images under dangerous situations and making it out alive.” Erich J. Prince 6/5/2018
Interview with Charles Wheelan: Let’s Get More Independents in American Politics The Center - “You cited the race between Romney and Obama and that the Independents seemed to choose one or the other. My question for the political scientists would be: ‘Who was the Independent in that race?'” Erich J. Prince 5/28/2018
On Marxism, Post-Modernism, and “Cultural Marxism” The Center - The attempt to conflate Marxism and post-modernism under the label of “cultural Marxism” is, at the very least, highly problematic. Matt McManus 5/18/2018
Leisure: When It Becomes an Unexpected Curse The Center - “It’s what Irving Babbitt meant when he wrote that happiness is to be found in work if at all. Or why John Adams would write that he was happiest on days he felt most purposeful.” Erich J. Prince 5/17/2018
Interview: Jay Bahadur, the Man who Chronicled the Somali Pirates The Center - “My point was always, ‘Look, this is the hook.’ Piracy is the hook, if you want to get people interested in Somalia’s problems and the region’s problems; you’re not going to get them to read a World Food Programme treatise.” Erich J. Prince 5/10/2018
Unpaid Internships, Waiters, and Minimum Wage Exemptions: Interview with Labor Law Expert The Center - Some argue that minimum wage laws should be differentiated by both industry and region. After all, it doesn’t cost as much to live in Macon, Georgia as it does to live in New York City. Erich J. Prince 5/5/2018
Interview: Jewish Activist Rebecca Wald Is Working to End Circumcision The Center - “I think it’s awful. It’s shocking what people are willing to accept just because everyone else in their community goes along.” Erich J. Prince 4/28/2018
Political Journalism: Rarely Scratching the Surface of Life The Center - “But the columns that stick with us most of all rarely touch on the polls or the name-calling. Instead, they might be retired Philadelphia Inquirer staff writer Bill Lyon’s ‘viewpoints’ columns, which chronicle the dissolution of his memory as he suffers from Alzheimer’s.” Erich J. Prince 4/26/2018
Interview with Sen. Isakson: Combating Veteran Suicide and Addiction The Center - “I’m a Vietnam era veteran myself. The stigma of suicide today is only a fraction of what it was back then…Times are changing, and we are trying to meet those changes to get people taken care of in a timely way.” Erich J. Prince 4/20/2018
Polling Is Alive and Well: An Interview with Gallup’s Editor-in-Chief The Center - One pundit said that “data died” after the 2016 presidential election. Gallup’s editor-in-chief doesn’t think so. Erich J. Prince 4/17/2018
What It Means to Be a Historian in the 21st Century: An Interview with Dan Carlin The Center - “I want to tickle a certain part of your brain, a thinking person’s part of your brain. We don’t really like giving answers on our podcasts. I ask questions.” Alex Baltzegar 4/16/2018
Addiction Specialist: The Real Cause of the Opioid Crisis The Center - In an attempt to fix the stigma, my field started overpathologizing normality in an unconscious attempt to make everybody feel more empathy towards people who are mentally ill. Erich J. Prince 3/24/2018
President of Civil War Museum: Similarities Between the Elections of 1860 and 2016 The Center - The American Civil War Museum president S. Waite Rawls discusses how both 1860 and 2016 witnessed fractured political parties, anti-immigrant sentiments, and clear divides in voting patterns between different geographical factions of Americans. Erich J. Prince 3/20/2018
The Fragility of Iraq’s Present and Future The Center - Temporary progress may be reversed by the country’s upcoming election, growing Iranian influence and international strategy. Emmaly Read 3/17/2018