The U.S. government has a long history of trying to restrain Israel, with mixed success.
Trump performed much better among “very conservative” caucus voters than he did in 2016.
The Fed is getting some good press. So what exactly is the Fed, and what does it do?
With House Republicans holding an impeachment inquiry against Pres. Biden, here's what to know about this constitutional tool.
Chuck helped us understand the promise and limits of power in the U.S. constitutional system.
And be ready for a repeat in 2024.
We missed some breakthroughs, but we dodged some disasters.
The Black woman candidate for Senate may face resistance from a group often expected to vote for Democrats.
Their attitudes are surprisingly different from those of Republican voters and from current Republican lawmakers’ positions.
From tribal sovereignty to missing and murdered Indigenous women, they’re responding to Native concerns.
There are big barriers to his sweeping agenda for Argentina.
'Uncertain Futures' reveals what makes policies and promises attractive to those upturned by a greener economy.
Four experts examine how U.S. foreign policy is dividing both Republicans and Democrats.
Here's what the law actually says.
The humanitarian crisis and escalation fears heighten uncertainty.
Four political scientists have a ‘good chat’ about what happened – and what comes next.
The Republicans' drama in Congress accurately reflects their constituents' opinions.
The appointment of Laphonza Butler isn’t just “identity politics.”
Just-in-time legislating is Congress’s specialty.
She changed politics – and political science.
Study shows even a brief shift in partisan majority can affect legislation.
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.
Trump’s rise has turned back the clock to the 1930s.
The Abraham Accords may define a new regional order.
There are risks to changing Senate rules.
The "unitary executive theory" has its limits
We’ve published thousands of articles. Here are some of our editors’ favorites.
And Amazon is no longer one of America’s most beloved institutions, our research finds.
The 2022 roundups: Congress’s year in review.
The TMC 2022 roundups: Voting rights
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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
If the Supreme Court overturns Obergefell, officials in some states could again refuse to recognize the parental authority of two moms or two dads
The NRSC spent a lot on digital ads in the midterms. My research suggests that may have been a miscalculation.
A lot of amateurs ran for the Senate this year and lost. Here’s what you need to know.
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
If election deniers challenge losses, the new House majority will decide who gets seated. Here’s the history behind such challenges.
Officials may be tempted to consolidate polling places. Our research finds that that reduces voting.
Many of these voters think they are underrepresented, under-resourced and overlooked
In 2020, tens of thousands of Pennsylvania voters were disenfranchised over this tricky mail-in ballot requirement. It may happen again in 2022.
When Oz urged viewers to vaccinate against the measles, many listened, our research finds
Biden’s action could help some Democratic candidates for the House. But the real action on cannabis policy now rests with the states.
In some ways, it looks like Jimmy Carter’s amnesty for Vietnam War draft dodgers
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.
It’s not only because the justices are making unpopular decisions. Here’s what to know as the new term opens.
Giorgia Meloni’s popularity may not hold — and she doesn’t have much freedom to change policy
The White House is looking for solutions with this week’s Conference on Hunger, Nutrition and Health
Our new study tested 25 different approaches with both Republicans and Democrats. Here are three that made a difference.
Prayuth helped engineer a new constitution. Its term limits now complicate his political future.
That’s still a bad idea. Research suggests that merit-based systems are better for the economy and for democracy.
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?
These factors made the difference
From the ‘Byrd bath’ to the ‘vote-a-rama,’ here’s what’s happening with the Inflation Reduction Act
Voters attending rallies often expect to receive T-shirts, small amounts of money or other gifts
Voters don’t like changing constitutions — and often aren’t as conservative as state legislators tend to assume
These three deeper issues make it very hard to act on climate, specifically.
Young people are the most critical of older politicians, our research finds
Washington’s lack of representation reveals several cracks in American democracy
Our research suggests that co-sponsoring the Green New Deal helped in the 2020 elections. Could it boost incumbents’ votes in the 2022 midterms as well?
Here’s why controlling the presidency and both houses of Congress means losing control in the next election
Statistics suggest that Democrats aren’t that much better
When it’s harder to vote, Black and Brown voters, disabled voters, and low-income voters get shut out.
Three factors made this incremental breakthrough possible
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 the latest on Biden’s executive actions — and Manchin’s signals about legislation
The Democratic nominee for U.S. Senate, John Fetterman, is cultivating an unpretentious image. Here’s what the research says.
Here’s why even the deadliest school shooting in a decade probably won’t prompt much change
The Buffalo shooting shows how deadly such theories can be.
Did one of those clerks leak the draft abortion opinion?
Ranked-choice voting alone wouldn’t have significantly changed the result, but non-partisan primaries — like Alaska’s — might
Here’s what Democrats and Republicans will probably do
The ‘new right’ believes that to win in politics, it first has to break what it sees as the left’s stranglehold on the culture
Possibly, if it’s combined with a strong mobilization strategy, research suggests
Four things to know about this federal benefit, designed to help working parents support their children
Unionized nursing homes were far safer for workers and residents, our research finds, with lower rates of covid-19 cases and deaths.
Partisan fights have become the norm in Supreme Court nominations
Encouraged by some of their leaders, more Republicans disapprove of Biden than Democrats disapprove of Trump.
Consider how hard it was to lift sanctions after Saddam Hussein invaded Kuwait
My research looks at how Black legislators changed the Democratic Party — and how becoming party insiders changed them.
Despite popular fascination with figures from the Lone Ranger to Batman, vigilantes are never simply trying to protect public safety
For decades, a small, intensely committed Senate minority was able to use Senate rules to block change and maintain the Jim Crow system in the South
When women take political leadership positions, beware the backlash
Americans generally oppose Russia and support freedom, no matter their party.
These factors help countries return to democracy after an authoritarian spell, our research finds
Our research finds that race significantly shapes Americans’ attitudes toward judicial nominees
Winning was easy. Governing is harder.
Advocates for working women are more excited about packaging child-care support and family leave together than about either policy separately.
Americans don’t approve of justices appearing with politicians, our research finds.
When members use hearings to grandstand, potential witnesses fear they will be used as targets.
If Biden fulfills his promise to appoint a Black woman, he’ll make the Supreme Court more representative of the U.S. population
‘Moderate’ senators have to satisfy both red and blue voters. But Democrats can still reach them.
Since the 1960s, the Democratic Party has been dismantled and rebuilt in a strongly progressive direction
Winsome Sears represents a persistent minority viewpoint in Black politics.
Changing Senate rules is really, really hard.
Since Shelby County v. Holder ended ‘preclearance’ protections, states have had more leeway to make voting more difficult
Electing people by district instead of citywide improves minority representation
That’s what we found when we analyzed which Republicans voted against certifying the 2020 election last year