politics

Covering Policy in the Trump Era: A Conversation with Matthew Yglesias

NPR recently released a poll that found only half of respondents were aware that the Affordable Care Act (ACA) had...

What Will Economic Policy Look Like Under Trump? A Conversation with Austan Goolsbee

While there is obviously a great deal of speculation regarding specifics, the general contours of President-elect Trump’s economic plan seem...

More Than Numbers: How Qualitative Research Can Win Elections

This piece was first published on April 3, 2013.You led a new initiative this election with the Obama campaign: online...

How Republics Fell and Monarchies Survived the Arab Spring

What made monarchies more resilient during the Arab Spring as compared to republics? To understand this conundrum, Robert Snyder offers an ideological-institutional framework in The Arab Uprising and the Persistence of Monarchy.

Patti Solis Doyle: A Latino Political Perspective

Patti Solis Doyle, political strategist and former campaign manager for Hillary Clinton’s 2008 campaign, talks about Latino voters in the US and Chicago, and the 2016 presidential race.

Money and Polarization: How Campaign Limits Are Both a Solution and a Problem

Raising contribution limits on individual donations polarizes legislators in office, while increasing PAC limits leads to greater moderation.

Economic Elites in the Driver’s Seat

Based on a new dataset of policy changes, Martin Gilens and Benjamin Page bring new evidence to cross-examine American politics: how democratic is American democracy?

The Power of the Pen: E.J. Dionne on Journalism, Politics, and Propaganda

Washington Post columnist E.J. Dionne discusses journalism’s impact on everything from the upcoming 2016 Presidential race to countering extremist propaganda.

Early Childhood Education: A Governor’s Perspective

Former North Carolina Governor Bev Perdue shares her thoughts on early childhood education and the policy challenges that lie ahead.

Ignoring Successful Practices: A Case Study of Michelle Rhee and William Bratton

Under what conditions are dramatic policy reforms successful and sustainable?

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