| March Tue, 2022
Ukraine’s lesson for us
NJ.com published an op-ed with Eagleton Director John J. Farmer, Jr. "The Ukrainians, in short, are fighting for what we have taken so long for granted. Shame on us if we don’t learn from this. We should support their cause abroad, and renew our commitment to democracy at home. Flawed, contingent, and fragile, it is nonetheless the last best hope of humankind."
| January Fri, 2022
The Hill Op-ed: ‘Open and shut’ cases against Oath Keepers? History and politics say no
The Hill published an op-ed with Eagleton Director John J. Farmer, Jr. "The indictment of members of the Oath Keepers militia for seditious conspiracy has been widely celebrated as an essential step in establishing accountability for the violent disruption of democracy on Jan. 6, 2021. That enthusiasm should be tempered, however, by the challenges their trial will pose to prosecutors in securing convictions and, potentially, to the viability of the jury system in a polarized America."
| January Thu, 2022
Former AG: Our democracy remains in peril | Opinion
NJ.com published an op-ed written by Eagleton Director and former New Jersey Attorney General John J. Farmer, Jr. "Our republic will remain in peril until we find a way to require that opinions are clearly labeled as such and news reporting aspire to fairness. Until we reconceive and adapt to cable news and social media a form of 'fairness doctrine,' we will continue to be susceptible to charismatic demagogues who profit from our divisions, and January 6, 2021 will be seen not as a final shot but as an opening volley," wrote Professor Farmer.
| January Mon, 2022
Let’s stop fighting each other and tackle our common foe: the virus
The Hill published an op-ed written by Eagleton Director John J. Farmer, Jr. "Never, during the two-year course of COVID-19, have we recognized in any way that mattered that our primary adversary was the virus, and not each other... The result: In the simplest terms — with fatalities likely to approach 1 million in the United States and 7 million globally — we just fought World War III, humankind versus the virus, and the virus won because we fought each other primarily, instead of the disease," said Professor Farmer.