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Joshua Tucker

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We know that Putin has sky-high approval ratings, but some have questioned their meaning. New political science research suggests the support is real.

  • Nov 24, 2015

Russian media is no longer drab and boring as it was in the Soviet days. A panel of experts considers the options for how (and if) the United States should respond.

  • Nov 19, 2015

Beware the immediate conventional wisdom following the debate.

  • Nov 14, 2015

Did his grown-up strategy work? Yes, but not necessarily among conservatives...

  • Nov 12, 2015

Did voters need to be reminded that Rubio won the debate by the media?

  • Nov 10, 2015

She won’t be, but an example from recent NY State politics shows how she could.

  • Oct 9, 2015

The big loser of last night’s debate was Twitter?

  • Aug 7, 2015

Cecil the lion cartoon edition

  • Aug 2, 2015

Just ask Wilmer Flores.

  • Jul 30, 2015
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Joshua Tucker is a Professor of Politics at New York University. He specializes in voting, partisanship, public opinion, and protest, as well as the relationship of social media usage to all of these forms of behavior, with a focus on Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union. He is a Co-Director of the NYU Center for Social Media and Political Participation ( He has also written for The New Republic, The Wall Street Journal, Al Jazeera English, Time, and the International Herald Tribune and has appeared on CNN and Voice of America. Follow him on Twitter @j_a_tucker.
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