How Climate-Skeptic Organizations Have Influenced American News and Presidents
A new analysis scours climate-skeptic PR, American news articles, and American presidential speeches. The results aren’t good.
A Robot Analysis of All of America's State of the Union Addresses
The dataset includes an address for nearly every year from 1790 to 2014.
'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.
Brams: Use Approval Voting in Presidential Primaries
Steven J. Brams says approval voting, in which voters can vote for more than one candidate, is a better way to conduct multiple candidate elections.
Nixon's Presidential Library: The Last Battle of Watergate
Who controls the Nixon Library? A dispute over how to tell the story of his presidency raises questions about the purpose, and legitimacy, of presidential libraries.
Obama's Decay Curve Steeper Than Most But Not Unusual
The study of decaying presidential popularity finds Barack Obama's large point decline in his first year fits into the pattern of all recent chief executives.
Obama Speech Sends Rhetoricians Back to the Future
Candidate's victory speech at the conclusion of the 2008 Iowa Democratic caucus has political scientists comparing it to ones delivered by icons of oratory from years past.