Buckeye State voters passed a constitutional amendment protecting reproductive rights, but the results varied across the state’s three settlement regions Ohio voters approved a constitutional amendment earlier this month that ensures access to abortion and various forms of reproductive health care, the latest in a chain of victories for abortion rights supporters since the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v Wade last year. The citizen-sponsored measure made the Ohio the seventh state where voters intervened to protect abortion access, and […]...

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This summer Nationhood Lab has been focused on regional health disparities and earlier this month the project published a large data journalism package showing wide gaps in life expectancy between U.S. regions. On Sept. 1, Politico published a magazine length story on the findings by project director Colin Woodard, which became the most read story on the site the following afternoon.
In Smithsonian Magazine, Nationhood Lab Director Colin Woodard shares the backstory of one of the United States's misguided national origin stories. Frederick Jackson Turner's massively influential and deeply flawed Frontier Thesis, which dominated the teaching and public understanding of American history for half a century after it was first presented at the Chicago World's Fair in 1893, was a cul-de-sac of nationhood building
In the Boston Globe, Pell Center senior fellow Colin Woodard argues a breakup of the United States would be a disaster to be avoided at all costs. But if it happened, history suggests an independent New England might well emerge.