In a new survey, experts are concerned about how this violence is eroding democracy.
2023 isn’t 2019, it turns out.
Talk between nuclear-armed superpowers is usually a good thing.
Four political scientists have a ‘good chat’ about what happened – and what comes next.
The Republicans' drama in Congress accurately reflects their constituents' opinions.
It may not matter much to voters, but foreign policy is definitely on the ballot.
The TMC 2022 roundups: The international beat
The 2022 roundups: Congress’s year in review.
Women will lead the House and Senate appropriations committees in a highly contentious time. Will they do their jobs any differently than men might?
Even before the latest surge in tensions, the risk of conflict in the Taiwan Strait was on the rise
Our new ongoing longitudinal study is the first to systematically evaluate such incidents across the United States. Here’s what we’re finding.
Officials from both parties are being threatened and even assaulted. That’s hurting democracy.
Our research found two strategies that may help restore general social disapproval of attacks such as the one against Nancy Pelosi’s husband
But do industrial incentives work?
A high-level visit might boost confidence in U.S. security commitments
Young people are the most critical of older politicians, our research finds
The committee wants to get Americans off the sidelines and into the fight to hold Trump accountable for the unprecedented attack on the Capitol
Here’s how Kyiv is wielding humor in its information war against Moscow
Mostly Democrats voted to censure him for tweeting an animated video of an attack on Ocasio-Cortez. Republicans promise payback.
And what happened to Build Back Better, the social and climate infrastructure bill?
They won’t change minds. But Obama, Abrams and Bottoms are likely to help get more Black voters to cast ballots.
U.S. democracy counts on public servants to be loyal to the Constitution, not politicians
Passing mammoth bills is hard. One alternative: make Republicans take unpopular votes, and use it against them.
When federal agencies have to put off spending decisions until the last minute, they are forced to take shortcuts
The plans are ambitious. In Biden’s words, ‘Somebody has got to pay.’ But who?
The House’s changes will be among the most significant reforms to staffing in decades. Will they be enough?
State and local election officials are being threatened. Should we worry about the future of U.S. democracy?
Yes, the speaker can do that.
We found a sharp and persistent drop in Twitter users identifying as Republicans.
Four takeaways on what Democrats and Republicans are up to — and why it’s a big deal
It wasn’t the first filibuster of the year, and it won’t be the last
There’s a history behind putting a mother’s love to political use after a Black person is killed
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.
Democrats and Republicans weren’t always divided on abortion funding. That has changed.
Just ask Reps. Liz Cheney and Marjorie Taylor Greene, now standing for the GOP’s two opposing poles
Some commissions kick the can down the road. Some prompt real change.
The counterterrorism manual doesn’t cover an insurrection egged on by one party’s leaders.
New revelations about Gen. Mark A. Milley’s calls to his Chinese counterpart remind of us of that fact
It isn’t like impeachment. And this provision has never been put to the test.
Readers were very interested in elections, successions, and a virus we hadn’t heard of just a year ago.
The election scrambled the players and their priorities.
Our research finds when a party shifts ideology too far, large demographic blocs shift loyalties to the other party
Mail-in ballots are more likely to be thrown out
Here’s how they think about it.
Three things to know about what’s coming next.
And it would be the furthest it’s been ideologically from the other two branches in a long time
Public opinion more effectively reins in the presidency than the other branches. But that may be changing.
It’s riskier than voting in person.
In 2016, Trump said executive orders signaled lazy leadership. Whoops.
If the game is constitutional hardball, Democrats could try this play
New research finds that the most sexist individuals are up to 25 percentage points more likely to report getting the virus
They’re not just scoring political points; they’re setting up their agenda for a Democratic win in November.
Protests from the 1960s civil rights movement to the 1991 Los Angeles riots changed policies, my research finds
Our new study looks at how weight matters in politics.
And they are holding tightly to their party identities
Here’s the second part of the answer to that gloomy question.
Here are four takeaways from Congress’s latest effort to respond to the coronavirus.
The country’s highly polarized two-party system discourages ‘rallying around the flag’
No one wants the blame for failing to act in a crisis.
Here’s why the legislative road ahead will be rockier.
That kind of showmanship really does boost public opinion ratings
More Republicans — and fewer Democrats — are responding to pollsters. That could skew the results.
Yes, they’re offended — when the other party is rude
Perhaps senators should take note.
Yes, there are some rules. The Senate can change them.
Presidents usually want Congress to approve their military decisions. Lawmakers usually want to stay out of it.
You were very interested in evidence that could be used in the fierce partisan battles in the U.S.
Expect the Nancy and Mitch show to keep delivering surprises.
Watch for party fractures that could make things more interesting.
Another go-ahead in the impeachment process.
An impeachment resolution passes.
Some people run toward conflict. Some run away.
She’s undercutting the GOP’s complaints about process — and daring them to defend the president on substantive grounds.
It didn’t help Bill Clinton
Another crazy week.
What Donald Trump opposes tends to get more support.
There’s a long history of White House lawyers saying what the boss wants to hear.
How can a White House endure a major investigation and still govern?
Statements by the JCS chairman can have a significant impact on public opinion.
Four insights into why now — and what’s next
The record of Trump’s call with Ukraine’s president won’t tell the whole story. Not even close.
As party leaders have taken power away from committee chairs, fewer members of Congress have the clout — or incentive — to find solutions.
Beijing blames foreign forces for inciting ‘riots.’ Here’s why that makes sense in China.
The U.S.-Israel relationship has been rocky for years.
Whites will like him more and blacks will like him less, survey findings suggest.
Generational turnover and new technologies pose new challenges
Here’s the data.
Congress knows a must-pass bill when it sees one.
We found three likely reasons.
Two articles of the Constitution and two statutes offer guidance.
And here’s what it would do to the other states’ seats in Congress.
But the speaker is giving investigating committees more freedom — and that matters.
New research shows that the preference for “skills” conceals bias against Latinos.
A minority within a minority needs a friend in the White House.
Surveys show deep bipartisan support for the alliance.
There’s little that would unite the country to defend democracy.
Countries with states of emergency are 60 percent more likely to see democracy erode.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) speaks during an event advocating
It could get them involved in politics for a lifetime.