Trump’s unpopular budget

For better or worse, President Trump has displayed little interest in adopting polices that enjoy public support. Republican members of Congress ought to be uncomfortable with this approach. … Last year, the University of Maryland’s Program for Public Consultation provided a representative panel of more than 7,000 registered voters with […] Read more »

How the American military economy promotes bipartisan support for large defense budgets

… In my research, I argue that partisan divergences on the magnitude of security threats and of the virtues of flexing more American military muscle have deep roots in socioeconomic transformations that have disproportionately affected core Republican voters. Since World War II, government investments in military technology have not only […] Read more »

Public Uncertain, Divided Over America’s Place in the World

The public views America’s role in the world with considerable apprehension and concern. In fact, most Americans say it would be better if the U.S. just dealt with its own problems and let other countries deal with their own problems as best they can. With the United States facing an […] Read more »

Figures and factions

With all eyes fixed firmly on the fissures Donald Trump is creating in the GOP, the deep divisions among congressional Republicans are going largely unnoticed. It’s hard to overestimate the height of symbolic petard on which GOP lawmakers are hoisting themselves by failing to pass a budget. CONT. Mark Mellman […] Read more »