Category: Current Affairs

What Happens if Elections Are No Longer Legitimate?

Two years ago, just a couple weeks before the 2016 presidential election, I asked what does it look like when citizens don’t trust elections? Perhaps more than anything that he has said through his campaign, Donald Trump’s charge that the upcoming presidential elections will be rigged have frightened political observers, and especially political scientists. The […]

Why Kavanaugh’s Partisan Norm-Breaking Matters

Thursday’s testimony by Dr. Christine Blasey Ford and Judge Brett Kavanaugh were landmark political events that will not soon be forgotten. Dr. Ford’s testimony was gripping, moving, and deeply personal—among the bravest things that many of us have ever seen. Judge Kavanaugh’s response was stern, and his denials unequivocal. I have no special insight about […]