For political scientists and other political observers, this is one of the most fascinating races for a House seat in the country.
September 8, 2014 • 10:00 AM • Share
The way we vote means that the political fortunes of state legislators hinge on events outside of their state and their control.
September 2, 2014 • 8:00 AM • Share
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
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