American politics has gotten more partisan in the last 50 years. One of the reasons: the closing of local newspapers.
Polls suggest that the majority of Americans think climate change is real, is caused by humans and needs to be addressed. But climate change isn't a priority when Americans go to vote.
Many states are arguing over how to draw district lines. But drawing legislative district lines is an exercise in tradeoffs.
The new Congress is divided into a GOP Senate and Democratic House. History provides a glimpse of what this could mean: Democrats hold the power to investigate, if not to legislate.
Democracies survive if political norms and traditions are upheld. So the recent actions of GOP legislators in Wisconsin and other states to hamstring incoming Democrats put democracy at risk.
It's the fairest way to settle this debate – though in the absence of a clear majority supporting either "remain" or a "no deal" it would probably mean accepting Theresa May's deal.
Research shows that in elections with low information and poor engagement, candidate attractiveness plays a significant role in how people vote.
Young people have the right, the skills and the numbers to make a difference in politics and society in North America and beyond. Their voices, energy and vision contribute to a healthy democracy.
While a record number of women are headed to Congress, a number of conservative measures passed across states. What explains this?
For teenagers, blogging about politics in school can help them hone their views – and be more tolerant of others'.
Latinos are less likely than other Americans to vote in November, new polling shows. Here's why Democrats shouldn't expect a Latino blue wave to swing the midterms in their favor.
The stability and integrity of democratic society are too important to be relegated to inherently flawed computer systems that are vulnerable to malfunctions and malicious attacks.
The true number of people who do not favor either of the two major political parties in the US has actually remained stable in recent years.
There are different ballots, voting machines, registration and eligibility requirements and procedures for counting votes across the country. That's a recipe for occasional confusion and miscounts.
The U.S. is not the only country worried about foreign influence over its elections. Australia is concerned too, and taking steps Americans could learn from.
Australia has one of the most secure electoral systems imaginable thanks to paper ballots. Cybersecurity experts caution against e-voting.
Not all who register vote. Research shows factors like timing and major tragic events can influence who, in the end, makes it out to the polls.
There are far more pressing problems that need to be fixed in the electoral process.
Islanders currently stand as independent candidates, but this special system could be about to disappear.
Social media sites aren't the only online systems that can secretly influence people's votes. Search engines can too and may be even more successful – and undetectable.