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How best to understand America’s competing national myths?

As someone engaged in crafting a rebooted national narrative for the United States I was excited to see that Richard Slotkin had a book coming out on our country’s competing… Read more »

Voter turnout and health outcomes are interrelated and vary by region, according to latest research from Nationhood Lab collaboration

April 3, 2023 NEWPORT, RI  – Voter participation and health outcomes in the United States are interrelated, according to a new academic paper in the journal The Lancet Regional Health… Read more »

Discussing the threats to US democracy and national survival, Portland, Maine, April 3

My former employers at Maine’s Portland Press Herald are hosting me for their Newsroom Live series, a public, in-person lecture, discussion and Q&A, on my work to promote the United… Read more »

Discussing the threats to US democracy and national survival with American Promise, Mar. 19

I’ll be joining American Promise‘s Leadership Series March 19 for a public, virtual conversation about the imminent authoritarian threat to the U.S. republic and federation, how we got here and… Read more »

Warning of threats to U.S. Democracy at Jan. 6 vigil in Newport, R.I.

January 13, 2023 NEWPORT, R.I.  –  The director of Salve Regina University’s Nationhood Lab delivered keynote remarks at a vigil commemorating the Jan. 6 coup attempt in which he warned… Read more »

The geography of disability and the American Nations

Over at Nationhood Lab, the research project and data journalism portal I lead at Salve Regina University’s Pell Center, I write about research we recently published in the Journal of… Read more »

The Ohio abortion amendment and the American Nations

Over at Nationhood Lab, the research project and data journalism portal I lead at Salve Regina University’s Pell Center, we were curious how the three American Nations sections of Ohio… Read more »

How are the Hidden Tribes distributed across the American Nations?

At Washington Monthly, Nationhood Lab director Colin Woodard shared the results of new research showing the underlying value sets and moral foundations of Americans are distributed differently across U.S. regional cultures. The online piece described… Read more »

Arguing for a renewed national story to assure U.S. survival for AEI’s Social Breakdown series

  November 2, 2023 NEWPORT, R.I — In a new essay published in the American Enterprise Institute’s The Social Breakdown series, Nationhood Lab director Colin Woodard argues that the United… Read more »

Discussing America’s contested founding narrative with BYUradio’s Top of Mind

I recently joined BYUradio’s Top of Mind, the flagship current events show at Brigham Young University’s radio broadcast, SiriusXM and audio programming powerhouse, to discuss America’s contested founding narrative. Here’s… Read more »