Politicians in five states have a tricky way of getting around certain kinds of pressure from voters. We saw this at work last week when Colorado Senator Evie Hudak resigned her seat.
December 2, 2013 • 12:00 PM • Share
Even if the filibuster is eliminated.
November 25, 2013 • 8:00 AM • Share
Is it even possible for our country to support a moderate political party?
November 12, 2013 • 12:00 PM • Share
The American political system has developed an unusual way of meeting citizens’ needs while attempting to hide the fact that it is doing so.
October 29, 2013 • 8:00 AM • Share
Constituents in Tea Party districts demanded conservative stances from their elected officials, but that didn’t need to include destructive or potentially catastrophic tactics.
October 21, 2013 • 12:00 PM • Share
Or will the majority of voters have moved on to other issues by the time we reach the mid-term elections?
October 14, 2013 • 8:00 AM • Share
Well, how do you define strengths and weaknesses?
October 7, 2013 • 6:00 AM • Share
What happens this week won’t end this week. The reverberations of a shutdown will be felt for years to come.
September 30, 2013 • 8:00 AM • Share
It’s mostly the younger members of Congress who are pushing for a shutdown of the federal government this week. Do they need a history lesson about what happened in the winter of 1995-96?
September 24, 2013 • 12:00 PM • Share
What happens when activists and interest groups support political candidates who are not in their pocket, and give them leverage to behave more moderately.
September 4, 2013 • 12:00 PM • Share
Ideologically extreme members of Congress are more vulnerable to defeat when voters can learn about their in-office activities through traditional media.
August 27, 2013 • 10:00 AM • Share
Did the McCain-Feingold Act of 2002 have any of its intended effects?
August 20, 2013 • 6:00 AM • Share
Obama’s field offices were more effective than Romney’s before the last presidential election, how the dispersion of donations is related to candidate success, and other things we’re learning by incorporating maps into new political science research.
August 15, 2013 • 9:10 AM • Share
The professor of public policy, who passed away last week, knew his subject in a way few of us ever will, approaching it simultaneously as a scholar, a reformer, and an advocate.
July 16, 2013 • 10:00 AM • Share
They’re just summer blockbusters, sure, but they present a rather dim view of the importance of the classroom.
July 9, 2013 • 10:00 AM • Share
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