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How to Thrive in Hostile Partisan Terrain

Democrat Andy Beshear wins re-election in a state that otherwise elects only Republicans to statewide office, the particular challenges facing Black women mayors and other election fallout.

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How PR Can Decrease Polarization

The United States stands out among Western democracies for its extreme partisan political polarization. It has reached the level of “pernicious polarization,” by which I mean a division of society into two mutually distrustful political camps that harms democracy.

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Women Lawmakers Come to Feinstein’s Defense

Women across the aisle are defending Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), saying they see sexism and ageism in the calls for her to resign from Congress.

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Matthew Levendusky’s ‘Our Common Bonds’

A new book by Levendusky, a political science professor in the School of Arts & Sciences shows that, although there is no simple solution that will eradicate partisan animosity, there are concrete interventions that can reduce it.