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Larry Bartels

Democrats Help the Middle Class - Why Can't They Win Elections?

Sean McElwee | Posted 04.26.2015 | Politics
Sean McElwee

In the run-up to the 2016 election, Republicans are trying to position themselves as the party of the middle class. It may well work, but not because Republicans are in fact reformist, but rather because voters and pundits eschew data and instead focus on rhetoric.

An Open Letter to the One Percent

Anthony W. Orlando | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics
Anthony W. Orlando

You worked hard for that money. No one can deny that. You have been rewarded for your talent, your intelligence, your risk-taking, your creativity, and your good fortune. The notion that you should change a system that has worked so well must seem downright stupid.

Republicans Don't Trust Americans

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Leo W. Gerard

Republican operatives want to shield voters from knowing who is actually paying for GOP attack ads. They fear the consequences if Americans know the truth.

Unbranding Obama

John O'Kane | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John O'Kane

Obama is hardly an outsider. He's an elite member of the establishment, a product brand, as Noam Chomsky claims, packaged by investors to sell and control the public.

Zelizer's Book Corner: Larry Bartels' Unequal Democracy

Julian E. Zelizer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Julian E. Zelizer

Bartels provides readers with stunning statistical data about the close connection between partisanship, policy, and economic inequality. The book demonstrates that it will make a huge difference which party will be in power after November.