When violent white supremacists attack and kill people, criticizing divisiveness and urging people to unite is, at best, a dodge.
Legislative productivity is contingent on much more than simply having the numbers.
Look to the Colorado state legislature, which just closed its 2017 session, for lessons on how to put an end to gridlock in Washington, D.C.
Republicans talk about ideology and Democrats talk about groups—but they may be talking about the same thing.
A look at the Bipartisan Policy Center's comprehensive consideration of the issue.
Today’s America is highly polarized, but the voting booth is even more so.
Why are state legislatures and voters both growing more polarized when it's clear that almost no one gets into politics with the goal of driving the parties further apart? Presenters at a recent conference proposed some answers.
As both of our political parties move to the ideological extremes, Republican women, who, unlike their Democratic counterparts, tend to be more moderate than the men in their party, are being left behind.
What happens when activists and interest groups support political candidates who are not in their pocket, and give them leverage to behave more moderately.
Ideologically extreme members of Congress are more vulnerable to defeat when voters can learn about their in-office activities through traditional media.
There are still plenty of moderate congressional districts represented by officials who vote with their constituents in mind—but that could soon change.
Why attempts to characterize President Obama as a leader unable to cajole and intimidate our other elected officials are profoundly misguided.