Politics and Elections
Budget and debt debates, filibusters over judicial nominees, and partisan posturing in Washington occur amid growing concerns about heated political rhetoric across America. Brookings experts have tracked and examined how growing political polarization has become embedded in American society with results that are damaging to the political process.
U.S. President Barack Obama (2nd R) joins a toast with Technology Business Leaders at a dinner in Woodside, California, in this February 17, 2011 photograph released on February 18, 2011.
Silicon Valley’s influence on the Democratic Party
February 2, 2016
On February 2, Governance Studies hosted Greg Ferenstein to discuss his findings, including the ways in which Silicon Valley money is fueling a tea-party-like schism between well-educated urban liberals and the rest of the Democratic Party.
Politics and Elections
January 27, 2016
Opinion | Inside Sources
December 14, 2015, Harry J. Holzer and Ron Haskins
Opinion | The Wall Street Journal
December 9, 2015, David Wessel
December 3, 2015, Robert M. Entman
November 2, 2015, Kemal Kirişci
October 30, 2015, Sinan Ekim and Kemal Kirişci
October 28, 2015, William A. Galston
Article | The New York Times
September 30, 2015, Sarah A. Binder
Article | The Washington Post
September 25, 2015, Sarah A. Binder
September 2015, Meredith L. Weiss
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William A. Galston
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The Ezra K. Zilkha Chair in Governance Studies
Thomas E. Mann
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