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.
REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst - (L-R) U.S. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) and House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) hold a ceremony to award posthumously the Congressional Gold Medal to civil rights leaders Martin Luther King Jr. and his wife Coretta Scott King, at the U.S. Capitol in Washington June 24, 2014.
Blog Post | Strengthening American Democracy
Mann and Corrado Continue Debate on Campaign Finance and Polarization
July 24, 2014, John Hudak
Thomas Mann and Anthony Corrado recently released their paper on campaign finance and party polarization. In the Washington Post this week, Mann and Corrado argue, based on that paper, than campaign finance reform is a weak tool for reducing party polarization.
Politics and Elections
July 17, 2014, Ashley Gabriele
Opinion | OZY
July 17, 2014, John McLaughlin
July 15, 2014, Thomas E. Mann and Anthony Corrado
July 3, 2014, Elaine Kamarck
June 23, 2014
June 13, 2014, Thomas E. Mann
Opinion | Project Syndicate
June 12, 2014, Kemal Derviş
May 27, 2014, Sarah A. Binder
Opinion | The Atlantic
May 26, 2014, Thomas E. Mann
May 19, 2014, Raj M. Desai
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William A. Galston
Senior Fellow, Governance Studies
The Ezra K. Zilkha Chair in Governance Studies
Thomas E. Mann
The W. Averell Harriman Chair
Sarah A. Binder
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