Delta Airlines is the latest corporation to get drawn into the fray of America's increasingly pugilistic politics. On Saturday, Delta joined more than a dozen companies in severing its partnership with the National Rifle Association in the aftermath of the Parkland school massacre and the subsequent #NeverAgain movement. In response, the Republican lieutenant governor of Georgia, where Delta has its headquarters, took to Twitter threatening to kill pending tax legislation that benefits the company.

In her latest article for U.S. News & World Report, USSC honorary associate Dr Nicole Hemmer argues that corporations are part of America's political battles, whether they like it or not.