New research finds that Americans are increasingly politically "clustered," and this may be driving the parties in Congress further apart.
Unlike others, we find no relationship at all between public funding and legislative polarization.
Nebraska shows that people who want partisanship in a legislature are often those outside the chamber who advocate policy changes.
The House lawsuit is not the answer to executive power - old-fashioned legislating is.
The only thing worse than gridlocked political parties that can't enact their agenda? Unfettered parties that can.
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.
In Canada, polarization is real--and it's the product of parties' strategic choices, not voters' changing views.
If polarization is an American problem, why is it higher in other countries?
And networked parties aren't necessarily less effective.
The weather forecast calls for cooling. This polarization forecast? Not so much.