This page shows a weekly updated list of the past week’s ten most popular blog posts by readership.

  1. How social media is changing the way people commit crimes and police fight them. – Ray Surette – 28 January 2016
  2. Why California is so expensive: It’s not just the weather, it’s the regulation – Kristoffer (Kip) Jackson – 7 July, 2016
  3. We Don’t Know How Democracies Die – Emily Holland and Hadas Aron – 8 February
  4. American democracy sold to the highest bidder – George Tyler – 10 February
  5. How party polarization makes the legislative process even slower when government is divided. – Tyler Hughes and Deven Carlson – 19 May, 2015
  6. How Black fraternities are actually harmful to Black culture in the US – Ali Chambers – 15 September, 2017
  7. Rand Paul’s budget filibuster shows the decline of the US Senate as a deliberative body – John D. Rackey – 13 February
  8. Films can have a major influence on how people view government. – Michelle C. Pautz – 12 March, 2015
  9. How changes to how the Census counts people has implications for democracy and inequality – Hannah L. Walker and Rebecca U. Thorpe – 15 February
  10. Political parties shape public opinion, but their influence is limited. – Kevin J. Mullinix – 18 April, 2017