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A vendor selling Tea Party flags | Reuters/Brian Snyder
July 15, 2016

How Racial Threat Has Galvanized the Tea Party

New research explores the link between racial animosity and the Tea Party movement.


Photo Illustration by Tricia Seibold (sources: iStock/STILLFX and iStock/KeithBishop)
February 8, 2016

Political Machinations: How Candidates Cater to — and Shape — Public Opinion

Four Stanford GSB professors show how our elected officials win over voters.


A refugee mother carrying her child | Reuters/Yannis Behrakis
March 22, 2016

As World Crises Increase, Experts Weigh In on U.S. Approach

International affairs experts including Condoleezza Rice discuss ISIS, Syria, Russia and the refugee crisis.


A father holding a baby | iStock/RobertoMussi
May 5, 2016

An Economist’s Take on Why Parental Leave Matters

Business prospers with a paid family leave policy. Here’s why.


People watching the Electoral College Map | Reuters/Kim Hong-Ji
April 18, 2016

Sick of Presidential Campaign Ads? Blame the Electoral College

Paradoxically, letting the people vote for president would cut advertising in half.
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Neil Malhotra: Do Americans Really Want Bipartisanship?

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August 28, 2014

Susanna Loeb: Don’t Let Data Get in the Driver’s Seat

Stanford GSB professor Susanna Loeb warns against an over-reliance on research in education decision-making and argues for a more nuanced approach that blends data and key practitioner insights.
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Rebecca Diamond: What is Happening to America’s Cities?

New research shows they are increasingly segregated by education.
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Matthew O. Jackson: Can Trade Prevent War?

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Think ID Theft Is a Problem Here? Try Protecting One Billion People

A Stanford professor scrutinizes India’s epic biometric program.
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Researchers: How Polarized Are U.S. Voters?

A pair of sociologists finds the answer — and uncovers political subcultures in the process.