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Mehmet Oz speaks on Nov. 8, 2022, shortly before losing his bid for Pennsylvania senator during the midterm elections. Ed Jones/AFP via Getty Images

Celebrities in politics have a leg up, but their advantages can’t top fundraising failures

Celebrity politicians have instant name recognition. But unless they trump competitors in fundraising, and hit other check boxes, they aren’t any more likely to win than traditional politicians.
Could compromise with far-right partners leave Benjamin Netanyahu feeling hot under the collar? Anadolu Agency via Getty Images

A stunning political comeback for Israel’s Netanyahu may give way to governing nightmare ahead

Israel’s longest serving and most politically resilient prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, returns to government with a new coalition, partnering with extreme-right parties. It could be his undoing.
Arizona’s cities and towns have been flooded with signage during the heavily contested 2022 elections. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

Why campaigns have a love-hate relationship with their signs

Supporters and volunteers love them. But it’s difficult for political scientists to determine whether they even influence the outcome of elections, since no two campaigns or election cycles are alike.

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