But electing a speaker won’t resolve the crisis.
Hint: There’s a secret list of speakers in waiting
The TMC 2022 roundups: Voting rights
The NRSC spent a lot on digital ads in the midterms. My research suggests that may have been a miscalculation.
The culture war over transgender rights is part of a fight over competing notions of gender and sexuality, including issues like abortion and sex education
We examined the first redistricting round since the Supreme Court’s Shelby County v. Holder decision ended ‘preclearance,’ comparing it to the last cycle’s districts
It’s National Voter Education Week! Do you know what your election officials are doing?
That depends in part on where they get their news. Here’s what my research found.
That’s what our research finds. But will the Supreme Court rule that only legislatures can draw district maps?
Rep.-elect Peltola joins the U.S. House of Representatives this week and is on the ballot again in November
Here’s what our research found
Let’s look at the many, many holes in Donald Trump’s theory of executive power.
In roughly 90 percent of U.S. congressional districts, a majority support marriage rights for same-sex couples, my research finds. So why didn’t more Republicans vote in favor?
More Americans are trying ‘strategic crossover voting’ in this year’s primaries. Here’s when it works.
Support for LGBTQ rights is at an all-time high, but some state legislatures are on the attack
That’s especially true for elected Republican judges when lawsuits allege partisan gerrymandering
Encouraged by some of their leaders, more Republicans disapprove of Biden than Democrats disapprove of Trump.
In the past few years, in schools across the country, girls wearing hijab have been targeted by fellow classmates and teachers
Winsome Sears represents a persistent minority viewpoint in Black politics.
Since Shelby County v. Holder ended ‘preclearance’ protections, states have had more leeway to make voting more difficult
We examined new district maps, and found that those drawn by independent commissions would be most likely to pass the Manchin test
But the media coverage of the two eras was quite different
New research uncovered one surprising reason.
“Three strikes” laws and life without parole mean inmates are aging in prison — long after they’re a threat to society.
Here are four things to know.
Two states — Delaware and Kentucky — still allowed slavery until the 13th Amendment was ratified, six months after Juneteenth.
Let us count the obstacles that keep women from rising in the party hierarchy
There’s a history behind putting a mother’s love to political use after a Black person is killed
Without disclosure requirements, police body cameras might simply expand surveillance without oversight.
In some states, GOP supermajorities may allow them to ignore Democratic governors.
Here’s where the different parties stand on issues that threaten to divide the E.U. and the broader Atlantic partnership
In a divided country, elections are won on the margin
Biden has diversified his Cabinet. His policies to address structural inequalities will matter even more.
Transit projects serving Black and low-income communities get canceled. Projects serving White communities go forward. The reason isn’t obvious.
Rhetoric like Donald Trump’s is often a main driver.
While the government waits for March elections, the protesters have no coherent electoral alternative — yet
For some, that meant trying to overturn thousands of their own constituents’ votes.
The move marks back-to-back administrations tapping retired generals to fill high-level government positions
Our research finds that more moderate rhetoric wins more support among both Democrats and Republicans
It’s not because of ‘shy’ Trump voters, our research suggests
Presidential elections typically come down to the ‘fundamentals,’ like economic conditions and approval ratings
Democracy works only when losers recognize that they have lost.
Republicans started slow but are making up ground.
Will Democrats retaliate if they take the Senate?
Biden’s margin will almost certainly improve as mail-in ballots are counted — by up to 60 percentage points
Democrats are more worried about voting in person. Republicans are more worried about voting by mail.
Several Republican senators’ exposure to the coronavirus would make it harder, but it’s still possible
Before Republicans vote on Amy Coney Barrett’s nomination to the high court, they may wish to check public opinion
White people who support such forced sterilizations are paternalistic rather than driven by racial animus, my research suggests.
That makes them less likely to respond to rhetoric about it.
Appeals for racial equity can motivate Democrats to vote.
One lesson from international efforts: Keep reparations distinct from general social support.
Sen. Thom Tillis is wrong about why Hispanics have higher rates of illness
Our research looked at whether English or bilingual letters were more effective.
Our research found a measurable effect.
These factors help commissions create effective solutions
New data finds young black Americans aren’t as enthusiastic about Biden — or opposed to Trump — as their elders
Here are 5 things you need to know.
Some states replaced about two-thirds of lost income; one replaced only 17 percent. The Cares Act shook all that up.
For years, these locally elected officials have been leading rebellions against government authority.
In Rucho v. Common Cause, the court could have curbed extreme partisanship.
We analyzed this two ways. The result was the same: Unexpectedly high rates of voting, despite the chaos.
Senators’ investments influence their votes in normal times as well. Here’s how we know.
We checked. No candidate’s issues broke out ahead of the rest.
Here’s the new target, after ‘bathroom bills’ failed and marriage equality won
Some endorsements matter more than others
From the Young Republicans to the ‘Groypers,’ college conservatives keep edging further and more provocatively to the right.
Its leaders made a decision to push out blacks. That helped it to dominate Southern politics.
Iowa’s status is easy to criticize — and hard to change
Three takeaways — including the big surprise yet to come
Here’s what these women — and they’re mostly women — are doing in swing states.
Right-wing media is warning of a civil war — and urging evangelicals to stock up on guns
Local governments are often banned from removing them
Here’s what we can learn from Clinton’s impeachment trial.
This isn’t the first time the U.S. has been slow to chip in
We were surprised by our findings
This kind of activism could matter in 2020.
Whoever succeeds him almost certainly will be a less independent voice.
Look at the kind of district each represents, and their responses make more sense.
A more authoritarian week than usual.
Agreements like the proposed United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement overlook the broader social consequences of free trade.
Are states and local governments ready?
Democrats and Republicans remain starkly divided over the details.
And here’s what it would do to the other states’ seats in Congress.
Evidence shows that partisan gerrymandering is undermining democratic representation. But it can be diagnosed.
At a protest against the United States’ Middle East peace
It designs legislation aimed at staying out of the headlines and minimizing backlash.
A minority within a minority needs a friend in the White House.
Not visiting Wisconsin didn’t decide the 2016 election. But what about four years later?
Here are 3 takeaways from Congress’s highly unusual rebuke.
Thinking of racism as an individual moral failing limits what we can do about it.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) speaks during an event advocating
The majority of people who hold racist beliefs say they have an African American friend.
Forget “voter fraud.” Election fraud is the more serious problem.
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More than a month after the Nov. 6 midterm elections,
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Last week, lame-duck Republican state legislatures in Wisconsin and Michigan
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