Governance Studies

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REUTERS/Mandel Ngan/Poo- U.S. House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) listens as President Barack Obama (L) delivers his State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress, on Capitol Hill in Washington, January 20, 2015.

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Framing and party competition: How Democrats enabled the GOP’s move to the uncompromising right

December 3, 2015, Robert M. Entman

Robert M. Entman argues that the real reason Republicans have been successful in moving the political conversation so far from the ideological center is the lack of a suitable partisan opponent.

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