2010 More Republican Than 1994

Gallup’s final pre-election poll gives Republicans a 15 point advantage over Democrats, compared to only 5 points in 1994.

How Republicans Have Set Themselves Up To Fail

The GOP looks likely to win substantial victories next Tuesday, and may even take control of both Houses of Congress, but they’ve already made their own failure inevitable.

Empathy Deficit

Today’s college students are 40 percent less empathetic than they were thirty years ago. Is our political culture to blame?

Democrats Running Against Pelosi

Some Democratic candidates for Congress are working hard to distance themselves from Nancy Pelosi.

Turkey’s Islamist Democracy

Turkey reformed its constitution over the weekend, in what Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan promised “will go down in history as a turning point in Turkish democracy.” But there’s strong disagreement over which way it’s headed.

Redistricting and Race

While Republicans will likely take over some key governorships and state legislature after November’s midterms, America’s changing demographics will limit their ability to gerrymander safe districts.

Supreme Court Confirmation Crisis?

Are we nearing the point where presidents won’t be able to fill Supreme Court vacancies?

Democrats More Extreme Than Republicans

Republicans are much closer to America’s political center than Democrats.

Obama Spending Freeze

Is America Ungovernable?

Comparative Fringes

Impeaching Cheney