Survey Suggests American Voters Have More in Common Than You Might Think

Conventional wisdom states that the political landscape has Americans more divided than ever, but new research suggests there is plenty Americans do agree on. Following the contentious 2016 presidential election, Deep Roots Analytics, a firm co-founded by former Mitt Romney campaign director of data science Alex Lundry, conducted a survey […] Read more »

Some Of The GOP’s Institutions Have More Reason To Be Loyal To Trump Than Others

As President Trump’s struggles have mounted, the overriding question in American politics has become “who’s still with him?” … So, after speaking with some political scientists and Republican operatives, examining the groups that spent the most money electing Trump and Republicans in Congress and looking at the president’s moves in […] Read more »

Bright Line Watch Survey Report: How is U.S. democracy doing?

From May 11-20, 2017, Bright Line Watch conducted its second expert survey of political scientists assessing the state of democracy in the United States. BLW’s first survey (Wave 1) was conducted at the outset of the Trump administration in February 2017. This report presents results from the second survey (Wave […] Read more »

How Roger Ailes Polarized TV News

Fox News founder Roger Ailes, who died Thursday at the age of 77, was one of the most (if not the most) controversial and influential news executives in American history. Ailes changed the way people watch news in this country, polarizing the market. Before Ailes helped launch Fox News in […] Read more »

Why Republicans Are Always Looking Over Their Shoulders

The sudden appointment of Robert S. Mueller as a special counsel for the federal investigation into the Trump campaign’s relationship with Russia highlights a key question: Which choice poses the greater risk for Republicans in Congress, to support a potential impeachment or to close ranks behind the president? To defy […] Read more »

A forgotten lesson of Watergate: conservatives may rally around Trump

For Americans worried about the state of our republic, Watergate analogies can be a comforting salve. If FBI Director James Comey’s firing is President Donald Trump’s Saturday Night Massacre, then impeachment hearings should be coming down the road — perhaps soon. But even if Comey’s firing leads to a widening […] Read more »