Let people join with the like-minded to reject officials and laws that don’t suit them and to construct systems that do.
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Whether Trump or Biden wins, the Stanford political scientist says "unstable majorities" will persist in the coming decade.
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Fact-checking reduced voter misperceptions but had no discernible effects on their candidate preferences.
New study explains why I can't convince people that terrorism is not worth worrying much about.
Researchers cast more doubt on the "filter bubble" narrative.
Stanford political scientist Morris Fiorina says it's media and political elites who live in ideological bubbles, not regular Americans.
Or is partisanship such a strong indicator of voter choice that the specifics of a candidate's stances might not matter?
The customized Political Compass was the meme of the year.
Donald Trump stands out in particular as the populist par excellence, say political scientists
How a billionaire rode a rising tide of populism to the White House.
Models of American electoral behavior suggest that Clinton should lose, but worries about extremism may Trump
Political science says that normally Clinton should lose, but Crazy Trump may up end model predictions
A new paper throws cold water on a poli-sci cliché.
The myth of the Red/Blue nation
Trump is right: One party is trying to rig the election
Melding socially liberal businesspeople, non-warmongering Democrats, and avowed libertarians into a new party
Breaking and remaking the party system
Here's hoping that the award will help safeguard Tunisia's nascent democracy.
Why the Charleston church massacre isn't likely to lead to stricter gun laws
Looking at Freedom House's data from the perspective of individuals instead of states
A litany of failed forecasts about terrorism
The if-only-we'd-intervened-more crowd has a new argument.
Q and A with Philip K. Howard