Robert Wells

Robert Wells is a freelance writer from North Carolina. His specialties include history, film and video games.

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What's Wrong with Voter ID Laws
2 months ago
Voter ID laws sound reasonable on the surface. We should want to protect our democracy, which means guaranteeing one vote per citizen. Since most people already have a state-issued driver’s license, w...
American Architectural Psychology
5 months ago
Architectural and urban designs are often reflections of the cultures that built them. In the US, a legacy of racism runs through our highways and cities.
Overcoming Phone Anxiety Through Civic Engagement
5 months ago
Most of my friends know that I suffer from debilitating phone anxiety. Having to call someone I don't personally know makes all of my muscles tense up, and asking for something over the phone is often...
President Trump Is the Logical Conclusion of the Republican Party
5 months ago
Today’s Republican party is unrecognizable from 1865. In that year, Republican President Abraham Lincoln and future Republican President Ulysses Grant oversaw the defeat of the southern Confederacy, t...
Legacy of the Confederacy Part IV
a year ago
Just southwest of the White House, a massive statue of Abraham Lincoln upon a throne sits in a building designed to resemble an ancient Greek temple. Like a god, Lincoln looms over those who stand bef...
The Legacy of the Confederacy Part III
a year ago
In 1915, the film Birth of Nation wowed audiences with its groundbreaking cinematic techniques. Critics today regard the movie as the first blockbuster, and even President Woodrow Wilson hosted a scre...