Here's What Nancy Pelosi Should Have Said

On Sunday, Nanci Pelosi met with Chuck Todd on NBC's "Meet The Press." When asked about Sen. John Conyers, who was recently accused of sexually assaulting several female staffers, Pelosi succumbed to partisanship and answered "catastrophically." Here is a transcript of Pelosi's conversation with Todd: TODD: »

Counterarguments to Anti-Net Neutrality Talking Points

Net Neutrality is necessary for a free, open, and uncensored Internet. Still, Net Neutrality finds itself under attack. Below is a series of arguments against Net Neutrality created by Reddit user /u/renegade_division paired with rebuttals. /u/renegade_division's argument has been edited for concision and clarity. "Two »

Net Neutrality: the Facts, Statistics, and Rebuttals

Like most political movements in the twenty-first century, the fight for Net Neutrality is taking place on Twitter. Before embarking on an online crusade of Tweets to save Net Neutrality, though, one needs to arm oneself with the facts, statistics, and rebuttals necessary to be an effective proponent of the »

The Abridged History of the Federal Negative and Judicial Review

Today, the Supreme Court holds the ability to declare any law—state or federal—unconstitutional through its power of judicial review. The framers of the Constitution had other ideas, however: James Madison famously proposed the federal negative, which would allow Congress to nullify state laws. Perhaps Madison was on to »

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A Quantitative Measure of Partisan Periphery

How does one go about creating a quantitative measure of legislative partisan periphery? This is a challenge I face in the DroneScout project, as we try to determine the determinants of Congressional oversight on drones—and whether partisan periphery is one of them. For a concept as elusive and subjective »

The Unstatement: Ted Cruz

Ted Cruz's latest deleted tweets. Ted Cruz, the junior U.S. Senator from Texas, has a clean political track record—but not a clean Twitter account. »

The Unstatement: Alex Jones

Alex Jones' deleted tweets. Alex Jones, the infamous far-right radio personality and conspiracy theorist, has a long and troubled history with the truth. Fortunately, I've been monitoring his Twitter. »