Posts by Sean McElwee

Although the Paris Climate Deal certainly represents a step forward for the international community, there are still many potential pitfalls to addressing climate change. New data suggest...
December 17, 2015 | Sean McElwee
In my latest at Salon I explore a new working paper by political scientists Stephen Ansolabehere and Brian Schaffner, the most comprehensive examination of voters and nonvoters that has ever been...
December 11, 2015 | Sean McElwee
Last Wednesday a mass shooting in San Bernardino, the 355th this year, prompted a debate about the need for gun control. In an incredibly rare decision, the New York Times ran a front-page editorial...
December 7, 2015 | Sean McElwee
How has the rise of big donors affected our policies? In a recent post, political scientist Seth Masket, whose work I deeply respect and have read for years, argues that “what's not happening here is...
October 26, 2015 | Sean McElwee
Today is National Voter Registration Day, and it’s clearer than ever that we need a democracy revolution in the United States. As the first Presidential election without the full protection of the...
September 22, 2015 | Sean McElwee
Tomorrow, Hillary Clinton will release the names of her top bundlers, wealthy people who have reached the individual contribution limit and therefore volunteer to collect checks from their rich...
July 14, 2015 | Sean McElwee
Today, in a 5-4 decision, the Supreme Court upheld that the discrimination cases under the Fair Housing Act do not need to show explicit discrimination, but can include “disparate impact” claims....
June 25, 2015 | Sean McElwee
Last night, Hillary Clinton announced several important voting reforms: expanded early voting, an end to voter ID laws, felon voting rights restoration, and making election day a federal holiday....
June 5, 2015 | Sean McElwee