Congress at a Crossroads

The Association of Former Members of Congress interviewed 31 Members who left Congress in 2018 and 2019, from both sides of the aisle. The results are n a publication we’ve entitled “Congress at a Crossroads.”  At The New York Times, Carl Hulse summarizes: The study...

Self-Censorship

Emily Ekins at Cato: A new Cato national survey finds that self‐​censorship is on the rise in the United States. Nearly two-thirds—62%—of Americans say the political climate these days prevents them from saying things they believe because others might find them...

Exposure to Opposing Points of View

“Exposure to Opposing Reasons Reduces Negative Impressions of Ideological Opponents” Matthew L. Stanley, Peter S. Whitehead, Walter Sinnott-Armstrong, and Paul Seli Duke University Abstract: Americans have become increasingly likely to dislike, distrust,...

Deliberation During National Trauma

Conor Friedersdorf (Pomona alum) at The Atlantic: When I was 21, the United States experienced a national trauma: the planes crashing into the World Trade Center, the nearly 3,000 people killed in that day’s terrorist attacks, the ruins left smoldering for months at...