Is geographic clustering driving political polarization?

New research finds that Americans are increasingly politically "clustered," and this may be driving the parties in Congress further apart.

  • James A. Thomson, Jesse Sussell
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  • Mar 2, 2015

Is public funding really electing extremists?

Unlike others, we find no relationship at all between public funding and legislative polarization.

Polarization without parties

Nebraska shows that people who want partisanship in a legislature are often those outside the chamber who advocate policy changes.

‘So sue me': Obama, the House, and executive power

The House lawsuit is not the answer to executive power - old-fashioned legislating is.

Gridlock is bad. The alternative is worse.

The only thing worse than gridlocked political parties that can't enact their agenda? Unfettered parties that can.

  • Morris P. Fiorina
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  • Feb 25, 2014

In America, polarization is a problem. In Britain, it could be a solution.

Think the U.S. could use less polarization, more centrist politicians, and maybe a third party? At look at British politics might change your mind.

  • Rob Ford
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  • Feb 20, 2014

Canada is polarizing–and it’s because of the parties

In Canada, polarization is real--and it's the product of parties' strategic choices, not voters' changing views.

  • Richard Johnston
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  • Feb 18, 2014

Sure, Congress is polarized. But other legislatures are more so.

If polarization is an American problem, why is it higher in other countries?

  • David W. Brady
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  • Feb 17, 2014

Our political parties are networked, not fragmented

And networked parties aren't necessarily less effective.

  • Seth Masket
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  • Feb 14, 2014

Polarization in Congress has risen sharply. Where is it going next?

The weather forecast calls for cooling. This polarization forecast? Not so much.

  • Christopher Hare, Keith T. Poole, and Howard Rosenthal
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  • Feb 13, 2014
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