Story of the Week: What Election Day 2021 Results Mean for GOP, Dems

Republican candidates scored big victories on Election Day 2021 in a potential preview of 2022's midterm elections. Since they happen a year after each presidential election, gubernatorial elections in Virginia and New Jersey are often seen as a key indicators of the nation's political...
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When Selective Outrage Takes Over Congress

I’ll admit that I have little use for Marjorie Taylor Greene. Similarly, I’ve never thought that highly of Maxine Waters either. Both represent an ideologically extreme and unnecessarily combative approach to representative governance that I find counterproductive. As a result of their...
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Unpacking Georgia’s Controversial New Voting Law

Georgia’s newest voting legislation has stirred up a hurricane of political sensationalism and media bias this month, leaving much of the public confused about what the law actually does and why it remains controversial. The bill, titled “Election Integrity Act of 2021” or SB 202 , was...
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Past Electoral College Vote Objections by Democrats, Explained

From the Left Editor's Note: This viewpoint is from a writer rated Lean Left. In today’s bipolar political discourse, it’s easy to wave away controversies because “both sides do it.” This dynamic has reared its head once again, this time regarding Republican senators and House members...
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What Causes A Vicious Cycle of Polarization, and How Can It Be Reversed? Highlights and Takeaways from New Research

Political polarization in the United States has been on the rise , with partisanship and gridlock increasing in Washington. This impedes the country’s ability to overcome urgent challenges. Affective polarization, such as increased animosity towards political opponents, is especially...
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