Money v. Moderation

John Farmer, Jr. at The Messenger: The development of social media platforms has put the Citizens United principle on steroids. Such platforms became profitable only when they began to deploy algorithms that use commercial advertising principles to amplify every...

Impeachment Surge

Donald Wolfensberger at The Hill: In 2008, David E. Kyvig, a professor of history at Northern Illinois University, published “The Age of Impeachment: American Constitutional Culture Since 1960.”  In his preface, Kyvig says the purpose of the book is to answer “why...

Polarization and Scam PACs

Polarization and partisan animosity provide an opportunity for scam artists to make money — sometimes from both sides at once. Laura J. Nelson reports at LAT Two Californians set up a pair of political action committees, called the Liberty Action Group and the...

Views of Partisan Extremism

Daniel A. Cox and Ruy Teixeira at the Survey Center on American Life: Few partisans perceive their party as embracing extreme ideological positions. Nearly three-quarters of Republicans believe the Republican Party is ideologically conservative, but only 22 percent...