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Brazilians are losing faith in democracy and considering a return to military rule

Chayenne Polimedio broke down a study showing that fewer Brazilians support on Vox's Polyarchy, explaining why that is happening and why it'


Ignore Trump’s Words on Climate and the Paris Treaty — Look at What He’s Doing

Heather Hurlburt explained how to interpret the Trump administration's newest statement on climate change for New York Magazine.


Why Now is Such a Strange Era in American Political History

Lee Drutman wrote for Vox about how elections are both highly competitive at the national level and uncompetitive at the state level.


We Need Political Parties. But Their Rabid Partisanship Could Destroy American Democracy.

Lee Drutman wrote for Vox's Big Idea series on the precarious balance between healthy and unhealthy partisanship.


Why North Korea’s Nuclear Test Should Unnerve and Embarrass Trump

Heather Hurlburt wrote for New York Magazine about North Korea's latest nuclear test and what the US should be doing in response.


How to Tell if John McCain is Serious about Returning to “Regular Order”

Lee Drutman wrote for Vox's Polyarchy about why Congress is in trouble and the steps returning to "regular order" would require.


Why Kim Jong-un Is Keeping Tensions High With Trump

Heather Hurlburt wrote for New York Magazine about how to interpret North Korea's missile flight over Japan.


The Politics of Hurricane Harvey

Heather Hurlburt wrote for The National Interest about the possibility of political action on climate change.


Trump and the Alt-Right Are Not the Real America

After the events in Charlottesville, Yascha Mounk reflected on observing a neo-Nazi rally as a Jewish kid growing up in Germany for Slate.


Republican leaders continue to let Trump turn the GOP into the white supremacist party

Lee Drutman wrote about how Trump is redefining GOP party values and why no one is stopping him for Vox's Polyarchy.


Could Donald Trump Stumble Into Nuclear War With North Korea?

Heather Hurlburt wrote for New York Magazine about the chances of war with North Korea and why this situation is different from other arms c


These Frightening New Survey Results Describe a Congress in Crisis

Lee Drutman wrote an article for Vox's Polyarchy about why Congress can't function with its current institutional capacity.