Politics & Law
Is the Great Recession Creating a Generation of Democrats?
Research suggests it’s entirely possible.
Tony Kushner, Optimist, Takes the Long View on Political Issues
The Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright and Lincoln screenwriter is very aware of the problems we face as a society, but he has faith in the political process.
Why Does Citizenship Matter? And Why Do We Keep Fighting About It?
How national affiliation became such an important part of our personal identity.
The Future for Carlos Danger: When Do Political Scandals Go Too Far?
His place in the polls continues to drop, but is there hope yet for Anthony Weiner? Research indicates that many politicians tainted by scandal get elected anyway.
Can Haile Gebrselassie Become Ethiopia's Best Politician?
Arguably the greatest long-distance runner ever, Haile Gebrselassie is now aiming for a spot in Ethiopia's parliament.
Hey GOP: Mexican Immigrants Aren’t Necessarily Democrats
New research suggests Mexican immigrants in the U.S. are all over the political spectrum—and those on the right are more likely to vote.
Study: Texans Are the Least Politically-Engaged Americans
Texans are the least politically-engaged Americans.
10 Fascinating Things About State Politics You Probably Didn't Know
States place industrial plants near downwind borders to pass on environmental costs, state legislatures have stopped growing to keep up with population growth, and other lessons from the 13th annual State Politics and Policy Conference.
Great White Hoax: Chael Sonnen, Racial Coding, and the UFC
How an average fighter used racially coded language to tap into some dark insecurities and rise through the ranks of the UFC.
On Moral Values, Liberals More Prone to Stereotype Than Conservatives
New research finds people on both sides of the ideological divide caricature the other, but those on the far left are the most guilty.