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    In New York, minor-party candidates win elections all the time – because they’re also major-party candidates

In New York, minor-party candidates win elections all the time – because they’re also major-party candidates

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Minor parties have a reputation for futility in the United States, but electoral rules in certain parts of the country enable them to survive, thrive, and influence elections. Benjamin Kantack argues that fusion laws, which allow multiple parties to nominate the same candidate, give minor parties in New York the ability to affect the outcomes of close U.S. House […]

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    Analysing America’s Age of Mass Migration highlights the long-term benefits of immigration

Analysing America’s Age of Mass Migration highlights the long-term benefits of immigration

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Though a highly emotive issue, the debates surrounding immigration and its impact have focused on the short-term. In assessing the longer-term effects of immigration by considering America’s Age of Mass Migration, however, Sandra Sequeira, Nathan Nunn and Nancy Qian find that the long-run benefits of immigration can be sizeable, and suggest that despite the short-term social costs and tensions […]

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    More than ever, Congress was forming super-majorities to circumvent the possibility of a presidential veto when political interests were at stake

More than ever, Congress was forming super-majorities to circumvent the possibility of a presidential veto when political interests were at stake

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While the President is seen as having the final say in all US policymaking, congressionally formed veto-proof supermajorities are occurred more frequently on important issues between 1981-2008. Data collected by Linda Fowler and Bryan W. Marshall examine the paradox this pattern presents; partisan divisions that traditionally made legislation difficult to pass also provided mechanisms for enhanced party control […]

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    Why lawmakers want more guns after yet another mass shooting

Why lawmakers want more guns after yet another mass shooting

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After another mass shooting, this time targeting Republican lawmakers, pro-gun politicians argue for more firearms instead of less. Sierra Smucker explains the thought process behind this argument, its historical foundations and its modern-day implications for policy making around guns in the United States.

Another mass shooting struck the United States on Wednesday, June 14th. This time Republican lawmakers were […]

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