Want more moderate candidates in the general election? Increasing voters’ participation in primary elections is one of the most effective ways to combat hyperpartisanship, says Daniel Butler, an expert in American politics at Washington University in St. Louis.
While the ruling in the Maine case is unsurprising given the court’s recent decisions around freedom of religion, some of the rhetoric around the case misrepresents the role of constitutional protections for religion in a pluralistic society, said John Inazu, expert on law and religion at Washington University in St. Louis.
A forthcoming study conducted by researchers at Olin Business School and UCLA suggests the recent leak of a draft Supreme Court opinion on abortion did not significantly influence how Americans intend to vote.
If Florida’s action to strip Walt Disney World of its status as a special tax district is indeed retaliatory against the company for its opposition to the state’s so-called “Don’t Say Gay” law, then Florida has plainly violated the First Amendment, says a constitutional law expert at Washington University in St. Louis.
Using Gallup survey data from 2000-2019 spanning across four presidential administrations, political scientists in Arts & Sciences find anxiety about crime, race and the president’s political party influence whether Americans hold presidents accountable for crime.
Analyzing more than 200 years of conflicts, David Carter in Arts & Sciences finds revisionist states — like Russia — have made territorial claims when the great powers that dominate the international system are embroiled in crisis.
Chinese President Xi Jinping and Russian President Vladimir Putin recently declared that their nations’ friendship had “no limits.” But that partnership has been sorely tested by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, argues Washington University’s Zhao Ma.
The Russian invasion of Ukraine took much of the world by surprise. On March 9, a group of WashU faculty will attempt to sort through the roots of the conflict, as well as the latest developments, in the virtual panel discussion “Crisis in Ukraine.”
From one of the sharpest political voices of our time, “They Knew” is New York Times bestselling author Sarah Kendzior’s deep dive into the conspiracies that have shaped, and will continue to shape, our increasingly polarized democracy. In an age of QAnon and widespread misinformation, conspiracy theories cannot be dismissed as one-off or fringe belief systems. In “They Knew,” best-selling […]
Mike Yochim spent his final months writing a book about the effects of climate change on national parks. Bill Lowry, professor emeritus of political science in Arts & Sciences, ensured his friend’s final words would be heard.