It's important to not nominate a sure loser, but, historically, "electability" arguments have been used to discourage women and minorities from running.
The New Jersey governor is against legalization, but it's unclear why.
Taking a closer look at a revealing memo about political life that doesn't actually reveal very much.
For the month of April we're profiling the individuals who made our inaugural list of the 30 top thinkers under 30, the young men and women we predict will have a serious impact on the social, political, and economic issues we cover every day here at Pacific Standard.
We've seen some careers ended, and others accelerated. What does the research have to say about who is ruined by a scandal and who isn't?
How are politicians supposed to take cues from their constituents when polls don't account for economic realities?
American political campaigners are primed to deliver talking points regardless of the question they’ve actually been asked. Two professors offer tips for more on-target debates going forward.
New research suggests exposure to Tina Fey's impersonation of Sarah Palin in 2008 lowered voters' opinion of the candidate.
The next generation of political fact checking will offer humor and quicker turnarounds without further propagating the underlying deception.
New research finds financial scandals hurt politicians more than moral ones, and the public particularly frowns on abuses of power.