John Sides

John Sides is a professor of political science at Vanderbilt University and the Publisher of Good Authority. He is co-author, with Chris Tausanovitch and Lynn Vavreck, of The Bitter End: The 2020 Presidential Campaign and the Battle for the Meaning of America.

Partisanship is not just negative partisanship

Hatred for the other party isn’t as prevalent or powerful as you may think.

The myth of Mitt Romney’s 47% comment won’t die

No, this gaffe didn’t cost Romney the election.

The Supreme Court’s 1963 school prayer ruling finally has majority support

The politics of school prayer are changing – slowly.

Why Republicans have no incentive to stop denying the 2020 election

Election denial is even more prevalent in Congress than it was three years ago.

Does higher voter turnout even benefit Democrats anymore?

The diploma divide could change the conventional wisdom.

Announcing the Good Authority fellows program

Apply by Jan. 15, 2024 to join the Good Authority team of contributors.

What Snoopy had to say about Good Authority

A comic nugget from 50 years ago...

Why Donald Trump should learn to love automatic voter registration

Making it easier to vote doesn’t hurt Republicans.

Good cake

In honor of political scientist and pie aficionado, Lee Sigelman

The problem with “select-all-that-apply” survey questions, graphed

A wonky little polling nugget for your weekend.