Why did the Democratic and Republican parties switch platforms?

The Republican and Democratic parties of the United States didn’t always stand for what they do today.  During the 1860s, Republicans, who dominated northern states, orchestrated an ambitious expansion of federal power, helping to fund the transcontinental railroad, the state university system and the settlement of the West by homesteaders, and instating a national currency […]

Experts see substantial danger to democratic stability around 2020 election

Among the US public surveyed, a majority of those who support Trump–as well as a plurality of those who oppose him–believe voter fraud to be far more prevalent than the evidence shows. Credit: Bright Line Watch On the eve of the November 3 election, Bright Line Watch—the political science research project of faculty at the […]