A new project wants to forecast mass killings before they happen. Here's how.

A Muslim woman visits the Potocari Memorial Center in Srebrenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina. July 2015 marked the 20th anniversary of the Srebrenica Massacre that saw… Read More

What game theory tells us about Wednesday's debate and the Republican primary

Some of the candidates at Wednesday night’s Republican debate. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill) Like Wednesday night’s debate, the race for the Republican Party’s presidential nomination is a… Read More

Bernie Sanders's surge doesn't mean the Democratic race is wide open. Here's why.

Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders speaks at the Phoenix Convention Center on Saturday, July 18, 2015. (Patrick Breen/The Arizona Republic via AP) New polling… Read More

How Democrats became secular and Republicans became religious. (It's not what you think.)

Stacey Kirby, left, and Roger McGee, both of the First Baptist Church of Alexandria, Va., Worship Team, sing during the Southern Baptist Convention’s annual meeting … Read More

Why is Ben Carson surging? Once again, it's the media.

Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson attends an antiabortion rally opposing federal funding for Planned Parenthood on July 28, 2015 in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Olivier… Read More

When Katrina evacuees moved to new places, people's attitudes changed — for the worse

Victims of Hurricane Katrina stayed at the Astrodome stadium where 16,000 evacuees received food and shelter in Houston, Texas. (Carlos Barria/Reuters) On the 10th… Read More

Will Trump's view on immigration hurt the GOP? Maybe not.

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks in Phoenix on Saturday, July 11, 2015. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) A recent Monkey Cage post by… Read More

How does the NFL's Roger Goodell stay in power? By acting like a dictator.

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell leaves the Manhattan Federal Courthouse in New York. (Darren Ornitz/Reuters) On the surface, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell is acting strangely… Read More

Who will be Hillary Clinton's running mate? Probably a man.

Vice President Biden and former secretary of state Hillary Rodham Clinton appear onstage at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington on April… Read More

Why you should be reading Liu Cixin, China's hottest science-fiction writer

This is not a picture of Liu Cixin, to be clear. (“Alien: Isolation,” courtesy of Sega) “You’re bugs!” It’s not the message we’re… Read More