MONKEY CAGE

Most Republicans ignored constituents’ opinions on marriage equality

In roughly 90 percent of U.S. congressional districts, a majority support marriage rights for same-sex couples. Why didn’t more Republicans vote in favor?

By Andrew R. FloresAugust 16, 2022

What does the Kansas vote tell us about the future of abortion?

Abortion rights supporters are especially motivated to get involved in politics, our research suggests.

By Emily B. Jackson and Angie Torres-BeltranAugust 16, 2022

Ukrainians believe they’ll win the war, a survey finds

They’re optimistic about the future, despite months of trauma.

By Mikhail Alexseev and Serhii DembitskyiAugust 15, 2022

Junior Murvin, ‘Police and Thieves’: The Week In One Song

The FBI searches the former president's residence at Mar-a-Lago.

By Christopher FedericoAugust 12, 2022

Can the U.S. fight climate change — and shift industrial policy?

Ramping up a domestic supply chain for clean energy won't be easy.

By Jonas Nahm, Joanna Lewis and Bentley AllanAugust 12, 2022

The U.S. killed al-Qaeda’s leader. That might boost terrorism.

“Leadership decapitation” can inspire Islamist groups and followers to carry out more attacks, my research finds.

By Jenna JordanAugust 12, 2022

How the student loan payment pause affected Latinx millennials

With payments due again soon, will Biden offer any loan forgiveness?

By Daisy Verduzco ReyesAugust 12, 2022

Will Ghana’s new e-levy help the economy recover from the pandemic?

Ghana isn’t the only country to try to tax mobile money transactions.

By Richard AidooAugust 10, 2022

How did the Democrats’ major spending bill get off life support?

These four factors made the difference.

By Matthew N. GreenAugust 8, 2022

U.S. banned imports from China’s Xinjiang region. Will Americans object?

When companies promise concrete action on human rights violations, Americans are less likely to support government intervention. This time, there’s a catch.

By Matthew Amengual and Tim BartleyAugust 8, 2022

Three things to know about Kenya’s elections tomorrow

For one thing, ethnicity might matter less – and class more – than in the past.

By Jane (Mango) Angar and Kathleen Klaus August 8, 2022

Will the Democrats’ big bill get past the hurdles of reconciliation?

From the ‘Byrd bath’ to the ‘vote-a-rama,’ here’s what’s happening with the Inflation Reduction Act.

By Sarah BinderAugust 6, 2022

The Kansas abortion vote, in one graph

Turnout and timing proved critical to Tuesday's voting.

By Nathaniel BirkheadAugust 6, 2022

Kenya’s democracy needs more than campaigns to end vote-buying

Voters attending rallies often expect to receive T-shirts, small amounts of money or other gifts.

By Prisca Jöst and Ellen LustAugust 5, 2022

No, Batman didn’t save the Congo, and other book reviews

Three new books set the record straight on the Democratic Republic of Congo.

By Laura SeayAugust 5, 2022

Kansans voted to protect abortion rights. Why?

Voters don’t like changing constitutions — and often aren’t as conservative as state legislators tend to assume.

By Zoe Nemerever August 4, 2022

50 years ago, Uganda ordered its entire Asian population to leave

A new data set explores mass expulsions around the world.

By Meghan GarrityAugust 4, 2022

A third party could be successful. But probably not this one.

To attract voters, a party has to stand for something. What would the Forward Party do in office?

By Seth MasketAugust 3, 2022