American Ideological Self-Identification

“Moderate” is up, “Liberal” is down, and “Conservative” is static. What does it mean?

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The Coming Democratic Majority Isn’t Guaranteed

Ruy Teixeira finds that Hispanics aren’t yet woke.

On Perceptions and Crime

Some thoughts.

Two Years After George Floyd

Very little progress has been made towards racial justice.

An Action-Oriented Prescription

A follow on from yesterday.

A “Fairer” Map for the 2022 House?

A potentially more representative map that still underscores deep flaws in our system.

President Joe Biden delivers remarks on the passing of the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, Tuesday, August 10, 2021, in the East Room of the White House. (Official White House Photo by Adam Schultz) President Joe Biden delivers remarks on the passing of the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, Tuesday, August 10, 2021, in the East Room of the White House. (Official White House Photo by Adam Schultz)

Second Guessing Biden’s First Year

Did the President exceed his mandate? Does it matter?

Violence Inequality

The safety gap between affluent, white and poor, minority communities has grown over the last three decades.

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Election Results Validate Everyone’s Priors

Too woke! Not woke enough!

Democrats Have Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

Running against Trump didn’t work this year.

Capitol Riots Hearings Start Today with Political Theater

Emotional testimony from police will kick off the event.

Culture Wars the Liberals’ Fault?

Some people claim there’s a woman to blame.

SCOTUS Says Cheerleader’s Snapchat F-Bomb Protected by 1st Amendment

Another narrowly-crafted but overwhelming opinion from the Supreme Court.

The State of America’s Political Parties

One party is divided on how to govern and the other is united in not governing.

Fantasies of a Post-Trump Republican Party

The GOP will almost certainly survive. But in what form?

Can Schools Punish Students for Off-Campus Speech?

Social media makes the line much harder to draw.

Two Parties, Not Two Countries

We’ve just had an election, not psychoanalysis.

Thoughts on the Breonna Taylor Case and Beyond

Considering Breonna Taylor’s death, police shootings, and human rights.

Reporting on Portland

Framing matters.

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Defund the Police? Abolish the Police?

Decades of reform efforts have failed. Is it time for a radical solution?