The ‘most divided’ Supreme Court ever may have been in 1941, when seven of the nine justices were New Deal supporters appointed by the same president, Franklin D. Roosevelt.
New research on school superintendent turnover rates reveals that divisive political issues are contributing to the problem of instability among school leadership across the US.
Thomas Jefferson, the third president of the United States, first established a set of political decorum rules in legislatures to help establish stability during the country’s early years.
Instead of simply applauding nudges, journalists should critically assess when and why governments use this tool.
Many states have found ways to remove partisan politics from their court systems.
With Democratic voters already packed into a small number of districts, reducing voter turnout won’t really lower the chances of Democrats winning – or help Republicans win.
When the scientific establishment gets involved in partisan politics, surveys suggest, there are unintended consequences – especially for conservatives.
Many Supreme Court nomination battles depended on whether the president’s party also had control of the US Senate.
When US governors declared a state of emergency is likely pivotal in mitigating how hard COVID-19 hits their states. And it turns out that one party’s governors made those decisions more quickly.
In the United States, liberals and conservatives do not only differ politically. They also live separate lives in the physical world.
Rush Limbaugh is said to have presented the world as a simple binary – as a struggle only between good and evil. That worked, as a philosopher explains, because many people live in echo chambers.
Are Democrats or Republicans more caring about others? One study of the role compassion plays in politics provides some surprising answers. And then there were the outliers: Trump voters.
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.