With House Republicans holding an impeachment inquiry against Pres. Biden, here's what to know about this constitutional tool.
In a new survey, experts are concerned about how this violence is eroding democracy.
Yes, this will surely go to the U.S. Supreme Court.
Just as in the 2016 primary, they’d rather attack each other than Trump.
What happens when Trump's 2024 candidacy confronts the 14th Amendment?
Two experts share their insights on the growing number of U.S. protest events.
But electing a speaker won’t resolve the crisis.
Four political scientists have a ‘good chat’ about what happened – and what comes next.
The Republicans' drama in Congress accurately reflects their constituents' opinions.
What we learn from a minimalist view of democracy.
Hint: There’s a secret list of speakers in waiting
It may not matter much to voters, but foreign policy is definitely on the ballot.
The 2022 roundups: Congress’s year in review.
The German government hasn’t taken its increasing right-wing extremism as seriously as left-wing extremism. That’s been true for decades, our research finds.
Women will lead the House and Senate appropriations committees in a highly contentious time. Will they do their jobs any differently than men might?
A split congressional decision
Officials from both parties are being threatened and even assaulted. That’s hurting democracy.
The decision against the Obama-era policy seems to invite other challenges to immigrant rights
If the House agrees to seat the delegate, it would fulfill a nearly 200-year-old treaty obligation with the Cherokee Nation.
Allegations of political biases in law enforcement can hurt democracy
Rep.-elect Peltola joins the U.S. House of Representatives this week and is on the ballot again in November
Our new study tested 25 different approaches with both Republicans and Democrats. Here are three that made a difference.
Here’s what our research found
Republican candidates have dramatically increased how much they share from unreliable sources in just two years
But do industrial incentives work?
From the ‘Byrd bath’ to the ‘vote-a-rama,’ here’s what’s happening with the Inflation Reduction Act
Designating these two white-supremacist groups as terrorist organizations will have global consequences
The U.S. military has a strong tradition of staying out of politics. And that’s a good thing.
Washington’s lack of representation reveals several cracks in American democracy
Conventional wisdom says it’s too soon to tell. Our research suggests otherwise.
Public education once trained young citizens to be part of democracy. Here’s what’s needed now.
The committee wants to get Americans off the sidelines and into the fight to hold Trump accountable for the unprecedented attack on the Capitol
Reminding them of their patriotism helped bolster their support for U.S. democracy, including the peaceful transfer of power after an election
The Jan. 6 committee’s first hearing
Democracy can accommodate disruptive protests — but not coercive attacks.
Winning was easy. Governing is harder.
Black women legislators can point out policy blind spots others might overlook
Trump and others keep blaming extremist violence on these ‘radical left people.’ Here’s what our research found.
Officials and candidates who encourage this mistrust are undermining democracy
Electing people by district instead of citywide improves minority representation
Here’s what our research found
Americans who don’t think institutional racism is a problem are more likely to believe that Jan. 6 was a protest, not an insurrection, and that Donald Trump won the 2020 election.
Researchers may be right to follow the money. But they may also want to follow legislators and lobbyists’ more relaxed time together.
Our textbook suggests teaching about the Jan. 6 insurrection with this framing.
Contributions to members of Congress who supported overturning the 2020 election are down compared to four years ago. But it’s early.
That percentage jumped significantly since 2017 and includes more than half the Republicans we surveyed.
A year after the Jan. 6 insurrection, political scientists largely agree that U.S. partisanship has become deeply toxic, even dangerous
Trump activated what we call a ‘MAGA faction,’ motivated by animus toward marginalized groups
Readers were very interested in Jan. 6, the former guy’s hold on the Republican Party, and race
Don’t try these parliamentary tricks at home.
Mostly Democrats voted to censure him for tweeting an animated video of an attack on Ocasio-Cortez. Republicans promise payback.
Will the court listen to empirical evidence about safety, or just strike down any regulations that didn’t exist in the 18th century?
Debt ceiling drama isn’t new — but this time it is a bit different
When federal agencies have to put off spending decisions until the last minute, they are forced to take shortcuts
Congress has far more Democratic than Republican women. That’s not likely to change.
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.
Unlike other developed democracies, the U.S. faces unusual constitutional requirements, opaque statutes, and a tangle of local, state and federal interactions
Our research finds outrage is what goes viral — and that makes money
Governments around the world are using social media’s language on content moderation to crack down on these platforms
Mitch asks for a ‘personal favor.’
It wasn’t the first filibuster of the year, and it won’t be the last
Let us count the obstacles that keep women from rising in the party hierarchy
The board wants Facebook to revisit its decision in six months and create more consistent rules
White working-class voters had been moving to the Republican Party for years. Trump stopped the trend.
Here’s what we know about what happens when armed militant groups collaborate
We know from his own writings that McConnell is aware of the filibuster’s ‘racial history’
With tens of thousands of articles on the subject, individual efforts can go only so far — unless others join in
Democrats and Republicans weren’t always divided on abortion funding. That has changed.
We looked at which GOP primary voters are most likely to vote based on support for his false election claims
Americans live in an evenly divided country
Parties can and do change. But these four barriers stand between the Republican Party and moderation.
Here’s what we learned by counting the protests during the past four years
That’s been true at least since the 1990s, our research finds
Our research finds that identification with QAnon, Christian nationalism, Donald Trump and anti-Semitism are tightly linked
Breaking the ties between politicians and armed groups can prove difficult.
Although the siege surprised almost everyone, it did not emerge randomly
Biden and Harris are sworn in.
Beijing is likely to seek short-term stability as it anticipates a long-term advantage
Some commissions kick the can down the road. Some prompt real change.
Like too many episodes in U.S. history, the violence was homegrown
Impeachment comes a second time for Trump.
The counterterrorism manual doesn’t cover an insurrection egged on by one party’s leaders.
As in 1877, the U.S. has to decide whether it wants to be a multi-racial democracy
Angry Whites are far more likely to take political action.
Popularity of Mike Pence and Mitch McConnell has nosedived among Republicans since they certified Joe Biden’s victory
Congress can affirm what “except in cases of impeachment” means.
But the Capitol riot might change that.
Victims feel like victims regardless of their actual privilege.
4 things to know about Hong Kong’s political future.
A type of ‘radical partisanship’ is far too common for comfort
For the past 50 years, conservatives have capitalized on demonizing the federal government
Did American electoral institutions survive the stress test?
Republican candidates don’t need to worry about distancing themselves from Trump, this research suggests
Calling this a coup obscures important dynamics.
Rhetoric like Donald Trump’s is often a main driver.
It isn’t like impeachment. And this provision has never been put to the test.
Two of the trends: weaker parties and stronger presidents.
The election scrambled the players and their priorities.