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
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
What does identifying as an independent tell us about how somebody will vote? As it turns out, not much. Research suggests this is a (surprisingly large) group that’s focused more on image than policy.
January 16, 2014 • 2:00 PM • Share
Did the McCain-Feingold Act of 2002 have any of its intended effects?
August 20, 2013 • 6:00 AM • Share
There are still plenty of moderate congressional districts represented by officials who vote with their constituents in mind—but that could soon change.
May 14, 2013 • 8:00 AM • Share
The next generation of political fact checking will offer humor and quicker turnarounds without further propagating the underlying deception.
November 8, 2011 • 1:57 PM • Share
Voters self-identify as conservatives for several reasons, only one of which is that it reflects their politics
January 14, 2011 • 5:00 AM • Share
One system of democratic government is consistently better, say two political scientists, and it’s not the one we have in the United States.
May 6, 2010 • 11:50 AM • Share
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