For years, liberals have argued that polarization his little to do with the Democratic Party—which they see as largely centrist—and everything to do with a Republican Party, which has moved far to the right since the 1970s. Recent research from political scientists Keith Poole and Howard Rosenthal, who have measured polarization and ideological shifts in Congress, confirms that theory.
The new 114th congressional session kicked off in early January with a few sputters. Its Republican membership has increased but so far not its openness to moderate issues. Nonetheless, two New Jersey Democrats (Reps. Norcross and S... Read Post
Tar sands bitumen would be moved through the Keystone XL pipeline from Canada to Texas. Just four Senate Democrats voted Monday with the Republicans for cloture on a bill that would have approved Keystone XL pipeline. The bill would... Read Post
Ambers largely blames political polarization in the House on redistricting: [U]ltimately, both the Democratic and Republican parties are responsible for the strategy that has so polarized this chamber of Congress in the first place.... Read Post