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
What if it’s raining that day?
July 14, 2014 • 10:00 AM • Share
Today’s America is highly polarized, but the voting booth is even more so.
June 25, 2014 • 2:00 PM • 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
The agency has pushed back indefinitely a hearing on new regulations for social welfare non-profits that spend money on politics.
May 29, 2014 • 2:00 PM • Share
The Government Integrity Fund spent most of its money on election ads, despite IRS rules prohibiting a social welfare non-profit from doing so.
April 30, 2014 • 4:00 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
There are a lot of problems with our two-party system, and fixing them would require nothing less than a fundamental shift in the way politics work in this country. But there are better ways.
February 17, 2014 • 6:00 AM • Share
Three states have already put in place alternatives to standard fundraising practices, but what they’ve found might surprise you.
January 21, 2014 • 10:00 AM • Share
Tomorrow, 6,000 fraud cops will be deployed for elections in Madagascar, one of the world’s poorest nations.
October 24, 2013 • 10:40 AM • Share
Tax regulators recognize two related dark money groups, even though they appear to have made misleading statements on their applications for tax-exempt status.
October 14, 2013 • 4:00 PM • 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
His place in the polls continues to drop, but is there hope yet for Anthony Weiner? Research indicates that many politicians tainted by scandal get elected anyway.
August 9, 2013 • 8:00 AM • Share
Global Witness, the London-based resource watchdog, thinks so.
July 31, 2013 • 8:44 AM • Share
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