Media coverage

Steve Chapman: Fractured nation fuels talk of divorce (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 10/19/2021)
Loser’s Consent and the Future of Democracy (The New York Times | The Interpreter Newsletter 10/15/2021)
Way Too Many People Want an All-Powerful President (Reason 10/8/2021)
Two in three Republicans in the South support SECEDING from the US while almost half of Democrats out West say the same, survey finds (The Daily Mail 7/15/2021)
47% of West Coast Dems, 66% of Southern Republicans Want to Secede From U.S. (Newsweek 7/14/2021)
Boston Public Radio (Boston Public Radio 5/12/2021)
Advantage, GOP (FiveThirtyEight 4/29/2021)
Why Political Sectarianism Is a Growing Threat to American Democracy (The New York Times 4/19/2021)
Democracy reform should guide voting proposals (Pensacola News Journal 3/13/2021)
Connections: Discussing the decline of democracy across the globe (WXXI News 3/10/2021)
Pro-Trump Republican secession rhetoric in Texas and elsewhere is more than a punchline (NBC News 2/28/2021)
Democrats Are More United Today Than The Last Time They Passed Major Legislation (FiveThirtyEight 2/22/2021)
Opinion: Why Democrats aren’t fraidy cats anymore (The Washington Post 2/17/2021)
How Long Can Democracy Survive QAnon and Its Allies? (The New York Times 2/10/2021)
What you need to know about how many Americans condone political violence — and why (The Washington Post 1/11/2021)
Trump Helped Take Extremist Views From The Fringes Of Society To A Mob Attacking The Capitol (FiveThirtyEight 1/8/2021)
How Much Did Trump Undermine U.S. Democracy? (Niskanen Center 12/30/2020)
GOP efforts to overturn election may do lasting harm to democracy, political sci­en­tists warn (The Washington Post 12/14/2020)
What’s Next for Trump Voters Who Believe the Election Was Stolen? (The New York Times 12/14/2020)
A Kraken is loose in America (The Washington Post 12/11/2020)
Just how broken is our political infor­ma­tion ecosystem, anyway? (Nieman Lab 11/30/2020)
The big lie from Donald Trump (The Hill 12/3/2020)
Just how broken is our political infor­ma­tion ecosystem, anyway? (Nieman Lab 11/30/2020)
Most Republicans Say They Doubt the Election. How Many Really Mean It? (The Upshot, 11/30/2020)
The Long-Term Damage of Trump’s Antidemocratic Lies (The New Yorker, 11/13/2020)
Is American tolerance for political violence on the rise? (The New Yorker, 10/29/2020)
How Do We Fix American Democracy? (Rolling Stone, 10/16/2020)
How COVID-19’s Misinformation Storm May Impact the Election (Johns Hopkins, 10/13/2020)
Don’t be misled by Trump’s brazen election sabotage (Seattle Times, 9/29/2020)
Supreme Court brinkman­ship, ‘anarchist’ cities are latest stops on road to autocracy (The Washington Post, 9/25/2020)
The United States is back­slid­ing into autocracy under Trump, scholars warn (The Washington Post, 9/18/2020)
Can democracy survive the rise of mis­in­for­ma­tion? (News Literacy Project, 9/16/2020)
How will Americans respond when there’s another split between the electoral college and the popular vote? (The Washington Post, 9/8/2020)
The President Versus The Post Office (WBUR, 8/25/2020)
Americans losing faith in elections as Trump dis­cred­its voting systems (Los Angeles Times, 6/1/2020)
Trump’s Weakness is Bad for Democracy (Bloomberg Opinion, 5/21/2020)
The resilien­cy of American democracy (Washington Post, 02/04/20)
American democracy is screwed (The Crosstab by G. Elliott Morris, 02/01/20)
Are Trump’s rallies harming Republicans? (Bloomberg Opinion, 11/18/19)
Will the fil­i­buster kill Democrats’ dreams? (Bloomberg Opinion, 11/14/19)
Trump Impeachment Hearings, Day 1: Live Analysis (FiveThirtyEight, 11/13/19)
Trump Changed U.S. Politics. Now He’s Changing Political Science (Bloomberg Politics, 09/07/19)
Fresh Signs Trump Might Not Accept Defeat in 2020 (New York, 04/03/19)
Trump sup­port­ers and opponents are increas­ing­ly divided on whether con­sti­tu­tion­al prin­ci­ples are under threat (The Washington Post, 03/12/19)
A New Study Finds Americans Support Politicians Who Respect The Courts (Pacific Standard, 01/08/19)
When voters choose can­di­dates, politics beats policy whether con­sti­tu­tion­al prin­ci­ples are under threat (Futurity, 01/07/19)
A Survey Finds That All Americans Favor Democratic Norms Over Politics—Except in the Case of Voting (The New Yorker, 12/26/18)
The Trump admin­is­tra­tion: What’s normal, what’s not and what matters. (The Washington Post, 08/02/18)
The Conversations We Need to Have. (Slate, 05/23/18)
Democracy’s resilience: Is America’s democracy threat­ened? (C‑SPAN, 05/01/18)
The threat of impeach­ment can push pres­i­dents out the door. But there’s a catch. (Washington Post, 04/11/18)
A sig­nif­i­cant minority of Americans say they could support a military takeover of the U.S. gov­ern­ment (Washington Post, 02/16/18)
Trump’s Tool Kit Does Not Include the Constitution (The New York Times, 02/08/18)
Trump is Unraveling the Foundational Stitchings of American Scholarship (Pacific Standard, 02/06/18)
About That Trump ‘Autocracy’ (Wall Street Journal, 01/02/18)
Democracy and Facts in the Age of Trump
(New Yorker, 12/29/17)
Has the Trump admin­is­tra­tion crossed the “bright lines” of democracy? (Vox, 10/23/17)
Democracy Can Plant the Seeds of Its Own Destruction (New York Times, 10/19/17)
20 of America’s top political sci­en­tists gathered to discuss our democracy. They’re scared. (Vox, 10/13/17)
4 political sci­en­tists are tracking whether Trump is damaging American democracy (Vox, 10/5/17)
Yes, U.S. election integrity could be improved. Here’s why the Pence com­mis­sion probably won’t do it.  (Washington Post, 9/18/17)
Norms Matter.  (Politico, September/October 2017)
The U.S. could be free of ger­ry­man­der­ing. Here’s how other countries do redis­trict­ing.  (Washington Post, 8/7/17)
How would removing Trump from office affect U.S. democracy?  (Washington Post, 5/26/17)
Checking Democracy’s Pulse  (New York Times, 5/25/17)
The Rule of Law and Why It Matters  (Facing History and Ourselves, 5/19/17)
How Venezuela Stumbled to the Brink of Collapse  (New York Times, 5/14/17)
How Worried Should I Be?  (New York Times, 5/12/17)
America Isn’t Having a Constitutional Crisis (Atlantic, 5/11/17)
Could Trump set off a con­sti­tu­tion­al crisis? Here’s what we can learn from Latin America.  (Washington Post, 4/25/17)
How healthy is American democracy?  (, 3/9/17)
A check-up for U.S. democracy  (Boston Globe, 3/8/17)
Survey: Fraud-free elections, free speech, key to democracy  (Associated Press, 2/25/17)
How you’ll know when the U.S. isn’t a democracy anymore  (Washington Post, 2/24/17)
Democracy in America: How Is It Doing?  (New York Times, 2/23/17)