Three studies on presidential debates offer insights into how showing aggression on stage can backfire, the debate performances of sitting presidents and more.
"The first presidential debate is but a week away. The challenge for news outlets will be to try to capture the debate as a whole and not through the lens of its most sensational moment," writes Thomas E. Patterson.
"Election Beat 2020" is a new series of columns authored by Thomas E. Patterson at Harvard Kennedy School. In his inaugural piece, he discusses the problem of "meta-narratives."
A new study reveals that voicing support for police can be a “dog whistle” politicians use to appeal to U.S. voters threatened by challenges to America’s racial status quo.
Whether Americans support lockdown measures meant to control the spread of the new coronavirus has to do with their personal political beliefs and trust in media, according to new survey results.
New research is giving shape to the rapid decline in consumer spending due to the new coronavirus, showing why GDP forecasts are dire.
On March 27, President Donald Trump signed a stimulus bill unlike any before. Here are the numbers to know for businesses and individuals in the coronavirus economic relief package.
Craig Whitlock uncovered a previously secret trove of candid interviews with top military and government officials from the Afghanistan War.
Conservatives and liberals both revert to zero-sum thinking, but not on the same issues. Research in Science Advances breaks it down.
Shorenstein Center fellow Jane Perlez and reporter Clark Merrefield discuss the Hong Kong protests, trade war perceptions, reporting challenges and what she misses most about being New York Times Beijing Bureau Chief.