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MISCHIEFS OF FACTION

Reflections on Parties and Their Place in Politics

A presidency-centered party is a weak party.

With Mark Sanford declaring his candidacy against Trump over the weekend, there are now three Republicans who intend to compete with the...

When a party cancels its primaries

Four state GOPs are canceling their presidential primaries. Here's why that's dangerous, and why they're doing it anyway.

No way to run a party

Why Boris Johnson's own aggressive moves may have led to him losing his very first vote as Prime Minister.

Identity, Ideology, and Electability

Voters tend to see women and people of color as more ideologically extreme even when they're not.

Evaluating the Pelosi Speakership

Nancy Pelosi’s third term as speaker demonstrates why the job is so difficult.

A party-orchestrated departure

Hickenlooper's withdrawal shows the heavy hand of the party working to steer him toward a Senate race.

What can 2016 tell us about 2020?

It may be that 2020 teaches us more about 2016 than the other way around. What if Trump hadn’t run, or what if hadn’t received the intense b

A Party Manifesto

Parties worldwide are changing. We mischiefs of faction will have a lot to write about.