No, Sanders supporters are not more liberal than Clinton’s. Here’s what really drives elections.

Supporters cheer for Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders at a town hall campaign event in Charleston, S.C., in February. (Jim Young/Reuters) Christopher Hare and Robert Lupton… Read More

Can 'conservative principles' boost working-class incomes?

According to The Washington Post’s Philip Rucker and Dan Balz, “Economic mobility, and the feeling of many Americans that they are being shut out… Read More

Can ‘conservative principles’ boost working-class incomes?

According to The Washington Post’s Philip Rucker and Dan Balz, “Economic mobility, and the feeling of many Americans that they are being shut out… Read More

More on smiley-face democracy

  Andrew Gelman wants to see the evidence for the effects of subliminal primes on policy attitudes; fair enough. A bit… Read More

Here's how a cartoon smiley face punched a big hole in democratic theory

Democracy, Mencken says here every day, is “the art of running the circus from the monkey cage.” But that’s not the way most… Read More

Here’s how a cartoon smiley face punched a big hole in democratic theory

Democracy, Mencken says here every day, is “the art of running the circus from the monkey cage.” But that’s not the way most political… Read More

Obama’s uphill struggle against economic inequality

  President Obama identified economic inequality as “the defining issue of our time.” (Carolyn Kaster/AP) Zachary Goldfarb says that President Obama “has reduced inequality.”… Read More

Obama's uphill struggle against economic inequality

  President Obama identified economic inequality as “the defining issue of our time.” (Carolyn Kaster/AP) Zachary Goldfarb says that President Obama “has… Read More

No, Southern whites are not the new blacks

2012 White Republican Vote (Nate Cohn, The Upshot, New York Times) Usually, I believe what I read in the New York Times. But not today;… Read More

U.S. is a world leader in class conflict over government spending

  (Data from International Social Survey Programme; tabulation by Larry Bartels)   The United States does less to redistribute income than… Read More