Toward a more civil discourse

Toward a more civil discourse

Reappropriation — by which a group of people reclaims words or artifacts that were previously used in a way disparaging of that group — can tame uncivil discourse, finds a new study by political scientists and a law professor at Washington University in St. Louis.
WashU Expert: Impeachment ball in Senate’s court

WashU Expert: Impeachment ball in Senate’s court

Whatever impeachment moves the Democratic-majority U.S. House of Representatives makes next, it’s ultimately up to the Republican-controlled and administration-friendly Senate to hold a trial on the matter — and Washington University in St. Louis political scientist Steve Smith anticipates the Senate could make a number of moves to avoid the issue.
Race, income and voting access

Race, income and voting access

The location and the physical aspects of the electoral process itself — the buildings, equipment, and election workers — can make it more difficult to vote in some communities, finds a new study from the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis.
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