theory & empirics – The new ideological fractures

Who’s afraid of free speech in the United States?

The pushback against political correctness has led to overly hasty generalizations about leftist opposition to free speech. Survey data tell some surprising stories. Read More ›

theory & empirics – The new ideological fractures

The moral foundations of social justice warriors

Are 'Social Justice Warriors' a real ideological faction of the Left, with a unique moral psychology? The first in a multi-part series using 'big data' to understand obscure ideological subcultures. Read More ›

theory & empirics – Original research

What is the effect of comparing Donald Trump to Hitler?

Critics of U.S. President Donald Trump frequently compare him to Adolf Hitler. Does comparing Trump to Hitler decrease support for his policies? We conducted a survey experiment to investigate the causal effect of a Hitler comparison on support for a Trump policy. Read More ›

theory & empirics – The new ideological fractures

Milo, motivated reasoning, and the left-wing Fox News

How progressive media culture treats Milo is a case study of how the left is approaching the cognitive level of Fox News. Read More ›

theory & empirics

Data appendix on global rioting dynamics

Supplementary information for my article on the hidden decline of rioting. Read More ›