MONKEY CAGE

Aphex Twin, ‘Formula’: The Week In One Song

Baby formula, in short supply.

By Christopher FedericoMay 20, 2022

When communities of color favor more policing

New York Mayor Eric Adams argues that Black Lives Matter should support police, who protect New Yorkers from gun violence. Many Black, Latino and working-class New Yorkers voted for him.

By Marcus Board, Jr.May 19, 2022

Conspiracy theories are spreading wildly. Why now?

The Buffalo shooting shows how deadly such conspiracy theories can be.

By Margaret Appleby May 18, 2022

Evangelicals opposed abortion long before their leaders caught up

Before Roe v. Wade, Catholic leaders were more vocal about their opposition, but rank-and-file evangelicals mostly agreed with them.

By Neil O’Brian May 18, 2022

The Baltic states are also worried about Russia

A new survey shows what citizens think about NATO — and what they would do if attacked.

By Ralph Clem and Erik HerronMay 17, 2022

Supply chains endanger American security. Here’s what Biden is doing.

China controls many goods and materials that are critical for the U.S.

By Todd N. TuckerMay 17, 2022

Ukraine’s Eurovision victory was political. So is Eurovision itself.

Eurovision songs and voting are sometimes war by other means.

By Lauren GilbertMay 16, 2022

The Supreme Court has more clerks and less work than 50 years ago

Did one of those clerks leak the draft abortion opinion?

By Christopher Kromphardt May 16, 2022

Is Russia headed for a return to Stalinism?

Putin can’t reconstruct the regime that Stalin built — or save Russia from chaos.

By Sidney TarrowMay 16, 2022

Cyber hacktivists are busy undermining Putin’s invasion

Here’s what we know about one group.

By Max Smeets and Brita AchbergerMay 13, 2022

MAGA was the real winner of the Ohio Republican primary

Ranked-choice voting alone wouldn’t have significantly changed the result, but non-partisan primaries — like Alaska’s — might

By Mia Costa,  Zachary Albert and Raymond J. La Raja May 13, 2022

Can Lebanon’s new opposition win?

The same parties have ruled since 2005 — and they’re counting on old alliances to remain in power.

By Christiana Parreira and Sami AtallahMay 13, 2022

Women of color want reproductive justice, not just abortion rights

Even with Roe in place, marginalized communities have long had trouble finding good reproductive-health care.

By Kimala PriceMay 12, 2022

Abortion rights protests have been peaceful. Will that change?

Here’s what scholars know about when protesters are more likely to turn confrontational — or even violent.

By Deana A. Rohlinger May 11, 2022

What will Congress do on abortion post-Roe?

Here’s what Democrats and Republicans will probably do.

By Michele L. Swers May 10, 2022

Why risk for violence in U.S. rises without Roe

The Dobbs decision alone is not likely to push the U.S. into civil conflict. But when you add in other trends, the risk is ticking upward.

By Rebecca BestMay 10, 2022

How will Elon Musk change social media?

Hand-wringing over what Musk might do assumes Twitter has helped slow the spread of disinformation. Our research finds otherwise.

By Deana A. Rohlinger May 9, 2022

What are the rules of war and how do they apply in Ukraine?

Investigating alleged Russian war crimes is a painstaking process.

By Michael John WilliamsMay 9, 2022