We need to decide how primaries should work in this country before they get completely out of hand and the voters are left out entirely.
July 21, 2014 • 10:00 AM • Share
What if it’s raining that day?
July 14, 2014 • 10:00 AM • Share
A look at the Bipartisan Policy Center’s comprehensive consideration of the issue.
July 7, 2014 • 8:00 AM • Share
Primaries are forcing officeholders into increasingly extreme positions.
June 16, 2014 • 10:00 AM • Share
Even a very loose network of candidates, activists, donors, and interest groups can exert a powerful influence over elections.
June 9, 2014 • 10:00 AM • Share
Panic about the rise of social media is largely overhyped and misplaced.
June 2, 2014 • 6:00 AM • Share
Why are state legislatures and voters both growing more polarized when it’s clear that almost no one gets into politics with the goal of driving the parties further apart? Presenters at a recent conference proposed some answers.
May 12, 2014 • 8:00 AM • Share
Fearing bias, and because the differences are difficult to measure with reliability, most—but not all—political scientists shy away from describing the cultural differences between Democrats and Republicans.
May 5, 2014 • 8:00 AM • Share
Our current Republican-Democrat divide is so durable because it lines up with the conservative-liberal divide. To undermine that would require a major shift in today’s ideological coalitions.
April 28, 2014 • 12:00 PM • Share
We’ve seen some careers ended, and others accelerated. What does the research have to say about who is ruined by a scandal and who isn’t?
April 14, 2014 • 12:00 PM • Share
Will the recent incorporation of some working political scientists into legacy media outlets help curb the use of misleading headlines and made-up stories of momentum in campaign coverage?
April 7, 2014 • 9:00 AM • Share
An alternate voting system being tested in several cities around the world could have some surprising long-term effects.
March 31, 2014 • 10:00 AM • Share
Retirement is just one more public action by a working politician for which an active constituency should have a say.
March 24, 2014 • 10:00 AM • Share
The generation of knowledge by professors. The transformative conversations that happen outside of the classroom. The advancements in our understanding of society. How can you put a value on any of these things?
March 17, 2014 • 10:00 AM • Share
The education standards now adopted by 45 states are nothing like the Affordable Care Act, but have a lot in common with “Obamacare,” that cartoon created by the conservative media to convince viewers of Obama’s socialist agenda.
March 10, 2014 • 10:00 AM • Share
A politician’s true ideological position, however unknowable that may be for an outsider, is an important consideration when attempting to determine motive. But it’s not the only consideration.
March 3, 2014 • 12:00 PM • Share
In Colorado, voters very clearly articulated a position, and the government was compelled to follow through with it—like it or not. Is this an example of democracy at its best?
February 17, 2014 • 12:00 PM • Share
What’re the odds?
February 10, 2014 • 12:00 PM • Share
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