Our systems of elections are a partisan construct where incentives to seek advantage can often conflict with fundamental democratic principles.
The University of Chicago Institute of Politics recently released data that shines light on the state of political polarization and discourse in the nation.
With more people distrusting the fairness of news media than ever before, it may be no surprise to some that the American public has become increasingly skeptical of news media as misinformation.
Was the event widely referred to as the Jan. 6 Capitol riot truly an “insurrection,” or just a riot? Media outlets on the left and right reveal political bias in how they describe the events of Jan. 6.
Both sides are concerned about democracy being under threat — but often for very different reasons.
It might be a good time for pro-choice believers to look for guidance from the most prominent feminist voice to ever serve on the Supreme Court.
American democracy is in crisis. Two commonly proposed reforms seek to strengthen our democracy by attacking partisan polarization directly. One seeks to create an American multi-party system. The other hopes to craft a specific three-party system that adds a strong centrist party to our current two parties.
Many observers of politics lament the growing levels of political polarization in the United States. Although there is a case to be made that America’s most divided days came during the Civil War, polarization has no doubt reached striking levels in the present moment.
Over time these distortions warp society’s perception of reality, breaking down our ability to find shared understanding.
What are the arguments for and against abortion? Is abortion murder, or is abortion a constitutional right and a woman’s choice that should be protected?
Though their news biases are very different, HuffPost and The Daily Wire are similar in how business incentives push them toward highly biased and partisan content.
Why would a poll showing overwhelming bipartisan unity be reported as a picture of American polarization?
The day is not far off when party-line votes for Supreme Court justices become just as commonplace as they now are for congressional leadership posts.
Explore all perspectives, stances, and arguments for and against teaching about LGBTQ+ topics in the classroom.
The first important ingredient for unanimity is a villain, and American public opinion has turned overwhelmingly against Vladimir Putin.
Here's how the left and right analyzed President Joe Biden's first year in the Oval Office.
Hospitals have recently began distinguishing between primary and incidental COVID-19 cases, resulting in criticism and confusion from news outlets and other voices across the spectrum.
The focus on unvaccinated Republicans — instead of on facts that may serve to further narrow the gap — continues politicization .