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Stephen Ansolabehere is Professor of Government at Harvard University and coauthor of Cheap and Clean: How Americans Think about Energy in the Age of Global Warming.
Global warmning doesn’t register highly among Americans’ environmental concerns.
The decline in turnout from 2008 to 2012 is a puzzle.
A remarkable thing happened in U.S. politics last year.
Stephen Ansolabehere on the Election
Most of the demographic change in America today comes not from waves of new immigration, but from the echoes of past migration.
Hispanics are developing stronger attachments to the Democrats.
Voting is important, but American democracy depends on another form of civic participation: running for office.
Tea Party-endorsed Republicans didn't do much better than non-endorsed Republicans. Many did worse.
How accurate are voter registration lists?
As the final House vote on health care confirmed, Congress is starkly polarized over President Obama’s agenda. A poll shows similar divisions among the rest of us.
Scott Brown’s victory over Martha Coakley sent shock waves through the electoral landscape.
A mayoral election special.
State of the Nation.
— and what for.
Is the Constitution a "living document"?
How post-racial was Obama’s victory?
How Americans view their government.
How Americans feel about energy companies.
What percentage of Americans know someone who is gay?
The impact of the Iraq war on republican voting preferences.
What do you most want congress to do to balance the budget?
Moral values and the gay-marriage backlash did not help Bush.