Reflections on Parties and Their Place in Politics

Impeachment Puts Presidential Power on Trial

Trump is more likely to "go public" in dealing with senators of his own party than to use presidential "soft power."

From freedom to sedition

How the House Freedom Caucus abandoned its constitutional conservatism and led an effort to subvert the 2020 presidential election.

Who is "we" the people?

Guest post by Carolyn Holmes At 1:24 PM on Wednesday, Congressman Steve Scalise stood to speak on the floor of the House of...

We Freaking Warned You

Political scientists have been taking Trump seriously and literally since 2015. We told you this would happen.

Remove Trump Immediately

The person inciting insurrections can not also be the person in charge of federal law enforcement. This is how democracies die.

A dark day

The violent attack on the U.S. Congress put a glaring spotlight on two disturbing features of contemporary American politics.

The Origins of the 1887 Election Count Act

The 1877 filibuster of the electoral vote count exposed a flaw in the presidential election process. The Electoral Count Act was the result.

The year everything changed, and nothing did

In 2020, the year in review genre feels especially challenging and fraught, with high stakes for being either too depressing or too glib....

They're in power. They *are* power.

The "V" miniseries reminded us of those who are happy to help authoritarians seize and remain in power.

When ideology trumps democracy

Reelection concerns motivated many House Republicans to support the anti-democratic Texas lawsuit -- but ideology did too.