Posts by Sean McElwee

The recent Scott Walker allegations have brought the question of money in politics post Citizen’s United to the forefront.
June 23, 2014 | Sean McElwee
Patrick Flavin is an assistant professor in the Department of Political Science at Baylor University. He is also doing pioneering work in the area of policy representation at the state level.
June 18, 2014 | Sean McElwee
Commenting on the recent spate of mass shootings, President Obama said, “If public opinion does not demand change in Congress, it will not change.” He added, “Most members of Congress—I have to say...
June 16, 2014 | Sean McElwee
The recent Martin Gilens and Benjamin Page paper finding that ordinary citizens have, “little or no independent influence on policy at all.” While the paper was covered extensively in the popular...
June 12, 2014 | Sean McElwee
Lew Daly and I have a new piece on The New Republic examining states implementing the Genuine Progress Indicator. Because the piece is meant for a broad audience, some of the finer points had to be...
February 5, 2014 | Sean McElwee
Will Wilkinson is tired of arguing about inequality. He writes,
January 29, 2014 | Sean McElwee
Republicans didn't just respond to the State of the Union, they responded four times. The problem is that a lot of their talking points don't stack up with reality.  1) Taxes Are Too High on The...
January 29, 2014 | Sean McElwee