From climate change to George Santos, in song.
In a new survey, experts are concerned about how this violence is eroding democracy.
'Uncertain Futures' reveals what makes policies and promises attractive to those upturned by a greener economy.
What we learn from a minimalist view of democracy.
There are risks to changing Senate rules.
The TMC 2022 roundups: U.S. elections
On abortion and LGBTQ issues, the U.S. is increasingly dividing into two nations: one that restricts and one that protects autonomy on sexuality and gender
Data from Twitter bios suggests many of Trump’s biggest fans are backing away
A lot of amateurs ran for the Senate this year and lost. Here’s what you need to know.
Sheldon Adelson’s newspaper moved Israeli voters to the right. Could a similar newspaper shift votes in a U.S. swing state?
Our new ongoing longitudinal study is the first to systematically evaluate such incidents across the United States. Here’s what we’re finding.
That could affect their votes – and their safety from covid-19.
Our research finds that few Americans realize that logistical barriers — fewer ballot drop boxes, shorter poll hours and the like — actually do stop people from voting
That’s what our research finds. But will the Supreme Court rule that only legislatures can draw district maps?
Departments enforce speed limits in a handful of areas, our research finds — and those are often disproportionately Black.
These three deeper issues make it very hard to act on climate, specifically.
Will purple states’ laws eventually reflect their voters’ views?
Our research suggests that Republicans and Democrats want to preserve infertility care – although some laws could have unintended consequences.
Three factors made this incremental breakthrough possible
Our research found a sharp shift in young people’s attitudes from 2012 onward
But expect state legislatures to file bills to ban ballot scanners in 2023 and beyond
Once conspiratorial thinking becomes part of someone’s partisan identity, it can spread
Hand-wringing over what Musk might do assumes Twitter has helped slow the spread of disinformation. Our research finds otherwise.
After Reconstruction, state legislatures manipulated more than 1,300 county borders. That helped Southern white supremacists suppress and erase the Black vote, my research finds.
Our research identified which Latino voters are especially susceptible.
‘Moderate’ senators have to satisfy both red and blue voters. But Democrats can still reach them.
Changing Senate rules is really, really hard.
That’s what we found when we analyzed which Republicans voted against certifying the 2020 election last year
We examined new district maps, and found that those drawn by independent commissions would be most likely to pass the Manchin test
All credible evidence tells us that the 2020 election was
Contributions to members of Congress who supported overturning the 2020 election are down compared to four years ago. But it’s early.
Mostly Democrats voted to censure him for tweeting an animated video of an attack on Ocasio-Cortez. Republicans promise payback.
Within hours after the Biden administration issued the mandate, states and employers had filed more than half a dozen lawsuits against it.
Being targets of racial and religious hatred unified them behind the Democrats
Democrats like to say Republicans are waging a ‘war on women.’ That erases the conservative Republican women who have been working to ban abortion.
Holding state and local elections in even years — alongside national elections — means that voters more accurately represent the cities they live in
Here are four things to know.
This book explains when movements work.
State and local election officials are being threatened. Should we worry about the future of U.S. democracy?
Unlike other developed democracies, the U.S. faces unusual constitutional requirements, opaque statutes, and a tangle of local, state and federal interactions
That includes Kagan’s sharp dissent in Brnovich v. Democratic National Committee
For Black Americans, freedom is tied to location — not a date in June
As Cheney grows more defiant, the GOP congressional caucus moves closer to Trump.
Most federal judges retire for personal, rather than politically strategic, reasons. Supreme Court justices may be different.
In California, reforms like those in H.R. 1 led to a more involved electorate, higher turnout and more legislators of color being elected to office.
State legislatures have introduced more than 250 bills to limit access to voting
The possibility of addressing the legal framework for the war on terror is big news.
In a divided country, elections are won on the margin
Americans live in an evenly divided country
Under a different voting system, high turnout might be a sign of democratic health
Biden has diversified his Cabinet. His policies to address structural inequalities will matter even more.
Leaders like Alex Gomez and Tomás Robles connected the party to issues voters cared about
These scholars looked at the 2020 elections — and what happens next
Native Americans have long had good reason to distrust the Interior Department. But their increasing political clout may mean that things are changing.
That’s what our research finds
Will he invest in building up a strong Democratic Party?
Popularity of Mike Pence and Mitch McConnell has nosedived among Republicans since they certified Joe Biden’s victory
But the Capitol riot might change that.
Did American electoral institutions survive the stress test?
Two of the trends: weaker parties and stronger presidents.
Yes, there might be procedural skirmishing. But old rules are hard to break.
For some, that meant trying to overturn thousands of their own constituents’ votes.
Yes, there’s a problem with pre-election polling. But mass opinion polls don’t have that problem.
Let’s count the ways to lose control of a House, Senate or governor’s seat.
In 2020, more U.S. voters identified as LGBT than ever before. Here’s where it mattered most.
Presidential elections typically come down to the ‘fundamentals,’ like economic conditions and approval ratings
My research examines what brought together Latino, immigrant, labor and LGBTQ community organizers into a coalition that gets out votes
Game theory explains why the news networks held off calling the election for so long, and then all called it at once
Democracy works only when losers recognize that they have lost.
The Latino groups that lean Republican are the segments that are growing
Republicans started slow but are making up ground.
And that predicts what Congress will look like in the future
New research shows how citizens can know in real time.
Democrats are more worried about voting in person. Republicans are more worried about voting by mail.
The pandemic raises trade-offs between individual freedom and public safety
Before Republicans vote on Amy Coney Barrett’s nomination to the high court, they may wish to check public opinion
This study examines who Americans think deserves government support.
Here’s how our new study measured this under-acknowledged form of racism.
It’s not just about masculinity.
Our research looked at whether English or bilingual letters were more effective.
Race also featured in past statehood debates
Here’s how this could quickly backfire.
For years, these locally elected officials have been leading rebellions against government authority.
A study found evidence that coronavirus-induced anxiety prompted a political “flight to safety” that cost Sanders votes.
We checked. No candidate’s issues broke out ahead of the rest.
From the Young Republicans to the ‘Groypers,’ college conservatives keep edging further and more provocatively to the right.
Here’s the primary calendar, explained
Increasingly, states are calling the shots
Statements by the JCS chairman can have a significant impact on public opinion.
Comparing the political fortunes of Lindsey Graham and Jeff Flake tells you a lot.
Are states and local governments ready?
Arthur Laffer yesterday, Tiger Woods last month — Trump is awarding Medals of Freedom much in the way he’s used his power to pardon.
And here’s what it would do to the other states’ seats in Congress.
It designs legislation aimed at staying out of the headlines and minimizing backlash.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) speaks during an event advocating
Here are three reasons.
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