Why it can be rational to vote

You've heard it's irrational. But that's wrong.
  • Nov 3, 2020

Is it really time to scrap democracy? Let’s examine the evidence.

Roslyn Fuller’s new book takes apart the pessimists’ arguments.
  • Feb 18, 2020

Why it can be rational to vote

If your vote is decisive, it will make a difference for 300 million people. And even if not, you could influence whether the winner seems legitimate or embattled.
  • Nov 4, 2018

A new controversy erupts over whether voter identification laws suppress minority turnout

A new article claims evidence for suppression -- but other scholars don't agree.
  • Jun 11, 2018

Most of the bounces in Trump’s approval ratings aren’t real

Once again, a lesson in not overreacting to each individual poll.
  • Jul 17, 2017

A modest proposal for better polls: Gallup and Fox News working together

Maybe we could find out whether the name of the pollster changes who's willing to respond to the poll.
  • Dec 18, 2016

Do shark attacks swing elections?

Maybe voters aren't that irrational. But their decision-making is complex.
  • Oct 28, 2016

Yes, the party in power tends to lose votes over time. But how often?

We can only learn from history if we understand the facts.
  • Oct 4, 2016