How Democrats won the House - By Melissa Herrmann & David Jones 11/7/18

How Democrats won the House – By Melissa Herrmann & David Jones 11/7/18

This was a House election centered around sharply polarized reactions to the presidency of Donald Trump. Exit polling shows that over two-thirds of voters explicitly said…

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Congressional Forecasts for 2018: Structure-X Models

Congressional Forecasts for 2018: Structure-X Models

Charles Tien and Michael S. Lewis-Beck, Guest Columnists We build here on our “Structure-X model,” successfully applied in 2014. We first generate a 2018 forecast…

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Fall 2018 Issue of Homo Politicus Available!

Fall 2018 Issue of Homo Politicus Available!

The Fall 2018 issue of the department newsletter, Homo Politicus, is now available! To download the newsletter, click here

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Spring 2018 Issue of Homo Politicus Available!

Spring 2018 Issue of Homo Politicus Available!

The Spring 2018 issue of the department newsletter, Homo Politicus, is now available! Check out this issue’s special feature in honor of Frances Fox Piven….

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'Advertisers Delete Tweets Around Calls to Boycott Sean Hannity' - Kara Alaimo

‘Advertisers Delete Tweets Around Calls to Boycott Sean Hannity’ – Kara Alaimo

Advertisers are sending mixed messages in response to calls for a boycott of Sean Hannity. An effort to pressure companies that advertise on Mr. Hannity’s…

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Class of '00 Alum Lorraine Minnite on WNYC

Class of ’00 Alum Lorraine Minnite on WNYC

Catch Class of 2000 Alum Lorraine Minnite on the New Yorker Radio Hour talking about voter fraud and how it basically does not exist. http://www.wnyc.org/story/voter-fraud-threat-democracy-or-myth/

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Insurgency from Below: Activism in the Trump Era (Video)

Insurgency from Below: Activism in the Trump Era (Video)

The election of President Trump has changed the rules of American politics and motivated widespread protests to his agenda. What are the prospects for activists…

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'The Scale of Pentagon Waste Boggles the Mind, But Congress Keeps Giving Them More' - Harry Blain

‘The Scale of Pentagon Waste Boggles the Mind, But Congress Keeps Giving Them More’ – Harry Blain

If any other public agency had blown hundreds of billions of dollars, Congress would hold hearings. If it’s the Pentagon, it gets $80 billion more.  By…

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"This is why the first 100 days is a ‘ridiculous standard’ for judging presidents" - David R. Jones

“This is why the first 100 days is a ‘ridiculous standard’ for judging presidents” – David R. Jones

As President Trump nears the first 100 day mark, here’s a look at what he’s accomplished so far. President Trump, who has yet to pass…

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'The G.O.P.'s Existential Crisis': Corey Robin

‘The G.O.P.’s Existential Crisis’: Corey Robin

Give Donald Trump this: His travel ban enraged only half the country. The House Republicans’ attempt to replace the Affordable Care Act, meanwhile, has alienated…

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