public opinion

R.I.P., Liberal Contrarianism

Before #Slatepitch became a punchline, Slate (and others) really did thrive on a certain kind of anti-liberalism. It’s dead now—well, almost.

By Michael Bérubé

Donald Trump, Shapeshifter

A recent article in The New Inquiry argues that, in the age of Trump, we no longer have a public, but rather multiple publics, each reinforcing its own preconceived notions.

By Kevin Mattson

The Taxpayer Receipt and Public Opinion: A Response to John Sides

The public has been shaped by decades of harsh anti-tax and anti-government rhetoric. To expect one document to undo the effects of that rhetoric all at once is asking too much.

By Ethan Porter