Ryan Case

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Ryan Case is a senior at Coastal Carolina University in South Carolina, where he studies Political Science with a focus on American Politics and Political Philosophy. After graduating in May of 2019, Ryan plans on attending law school to pursue a public interest career.

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Populist waves have been a constant in American politics at least since the Jacksonian era of the early nineteenth century, and traces of populist sentiment can be detected as far back Bacon’s Rebellion in colonial Virginia.[1] While the historical and ideological contexts of these movements vary wildly, their essence is always the desire to shift political power away from some…