Bernie Sanders Says His Campaign's New Sexual Misconduct Policy Is the 'Gold Standard'
Here's what experts say about best practices to prevent sexual harassment on the campaign trail.
Viewfinder: The Thai Prime Minister Visits a Construction Site Ahead of Elections
Thai Prime Minister General Prayuth Chan-ocha visits the construction site for the Bang Sue Central Station, the site of Bangkok's new railway transport hub, on March 20th, 2019, in Bangkok, Thailand.
Viewfinder: Campaigning in Brazil's Presidential Election
Brazilian presidential candidate for the Democratic Labour Party, Ciro Gomes, campaigns in downtown Sao Paulo, Brazil, on September 4th, 2018, ahead of the October 7th national election.
Black Candidates Are Punished for Ambiguous Rhetoric
New research finds studied slipperiness on the issues can help candidates for office—depending on their race.
Five Studies: The Political Power of Going Negative
The most negative advertisements can also be the most informative—and Twitter is empowering female candidates to be more aggressive.
How Political Consultants Took a Texas Oilman on a Wild Ride
The head of a Texas oil dynasty joined the parade of wealthy political donors, aiming to flip the Senate to Republicans. By the time consultants were done with him, the war chest was drained and fraud allegations were flying.
The Incredible Demand on Campaign Reporters to Keep Things Interesting
Will the recent incorporation of some working political scientists into legacy media outlets help curb the use of misleading headlines and made-up stories of momentum in campaign coverage?
Inconclusive Results: Obama's Not-So-Big Data
After the last presidential election, wide-eyed pundits hailed a brave new era of political campaigning, crediting Obama's victory to his team's wizardry with data. The hype was premature. Here's what the story of 2012 really means for the future of politics.
Did All of Obama and Romney's Campaigning Really Matter?
The wisdom of political science says that campaigns don't really matter. So why are campaigns starting to hire political scientists?
'Speeches Must Be Short': Radio and the Birth of the Modern Presidential Campaign
The origin of the soundbite can be traced to the 1924 U.S. presidential election, the first one ever covered heavily by a broadcast medium, radio.
Political Fact Checking That Doesn’t Amplify the Lie
The next generation of political fact checking will offer humor and quicker turnarounds without further propagating the underlying deception.
Political Infamy Is Raising Money — For Both Sides
A new measurement using Google search terms creates an “infamy index” for politicians and finds that being infamous helps in fundraising.
Federal Contractors May Be Told to Disclose Donations
In an end run around the "Citizens United" Supreme Court decision it disliked, the Obama administration is considering having all federal contractors disclose their political donations.