Publications

Books

Demagogues in American Politics (New York: Oxford University Press, forthcoming September 2022).

Landmark Presidential Decisions: Dwight Eisenhower and Interstate Highway Expansion (Lawrence, KS: University of Kansas Press, under contract).

Peer-Reviewed Articles

Creating a Demagogue: The Political Origins of Daniel Shays' Erroneous Legacy in American Political History," American Political Thought 10, 4 (Fall 2021): 601-628.

“Support for Nationalization and State Building in the Early American Republic: The Act for the Relief of Sick and Disabled Seamen,” Journal of Law and Courts 9, 2 (Fall 2021): 283–304.

“The Republican Theories of Rousseau and the American Anti-Federalists,” Australian Journal of Politics & History 66, 2 (2020): 181-199.

  

“Could Political Science Become Diagnostic? Restoring a Forgotten Method,” Perspectives on Political Science 48, 1 (2019): 56-63. 

 

Editor-Reviewed Articles

“Conceptual Weaponization and the Study of the Presidency,” Interpretation 47, 1 (Fall 2020): 211-218.

“Diagnosing the Blinding Effects of Trumpism,” Critical Review: A Journal of Politics and Society

“The Rhetorical Presidency Made Flesh: A Political Science Classic in the Age of Donald Trump,” Critical Review: A Journal of Politics and Society 30, 3-4 (2018): 347-368. 

“Demagoguery as Pathology: Interpreting European Politics Today,” Perspectives on Political Science (2019). 

Commentary (selected)

"President Biden Needs a Covid Plan," The Constitutionalist (4/27/2022)

"A Trumpian Third Party?" The Constitutionalist (5/25/2021).

"Rhetorical Duty and the Constitutional Order," The Constitutionalist (2/18/2021).

"Will the Real Justice Thomas Please Stand Up? The Endurance and Power of Erroneous Political Narratives," A House Divided (01/14/2020).

 

(with Elayne Allen) “Demagoguery, ‘Cov-Cath,’ and Public Discourse in the Trump Era,”
House Divided
(11/04/2019)

"Between Demagoguery and Populism," Law & Liberty (10/03/2019).

(with Connor M. Ewing) “What happened to the State of the Union address?” The Washington Post (01/30/2018).

 

“Toward a More Perfect Originalism,” Law & Liberty (08/31/2018).

 

“Flake’s exit from Senate won’t fix GOP hyperpartisanship,” Austin American-Statesman (11/01/2017).

 

“Against Senate Resolution 355,” Claremont Review of Books Online (09/10/2018).

 

“Constitutional Bureaucracy? Exchange with John Marini,” Claremont Review of Books 18, 2 (Spring 2018): 3-4.