Selected recent media appearances (radio, television, international, national)


WPXI, Pittsburgh, PA Morning show interview with Chris Moore about the 2020 DNC, Aug. 20, 2020

BBC World News, Democratic National Committee coverage, August 19, 2020 (8pm EDT)

“Inside Story” expert panel regarding civil unrest, Al Jazeera English, June 2, 2020

Voice of America, March 4, 2020

NBC4 Interview regarding Super Tuesday: March 4, 2020

Al Jazeera English Super Tuesday Panel coverage: March 3, 2020, 11pm, 12:00am, 1am, 2am

Politico Debate Roundup: January 15, 2020;

BBC radio interview, Senate impeachment trial, January 21, 2020 (10:30am EST)

BBC World news, Senate Impeachment trial, January 22, 2020 (10:15pm EST)

BBC World News, Senate impeachment trial, January 21, 2020 (7:15pm EST)

WAMU (NPR affiliate) interview 2/3/20 9:30am

Voice Of America radio, on State of the Union, 2/4/20 10:30pm

BBC radio 5live 1/24/20 8:30pm


Politico Debate Roundup: June 27, 2019; September 13, 2019; October 15, 2019; November 21, 2019; December 20, 2019;

New York Times: November 21, 2019 (debate roundup); October 3, 2019 (impeachment)

TIME magazine: October 15, 2019; September 12, 2019

BBC Radio, World: November 22, 2019; December 18, 2019; December 19, 2019 (9:00 mark), regarding impeachment

Kojo Nnamdi Show (NPR Affiliate, Washington DC WAMU), November 21, 2019, regarding impeachment

Al Jazeera (Arabic): February 5, 2019; September 28, 2019; November 8, 2019

Marketplace, Feb. 20, 2019

NPR Feb. 1, 2019


Al Jazeera interview September 11, 2018

Do courts have the power to overrule the will of the people?” August 8, 2018. WJLA, ABC 7

A Scramble For Cash In Senate Races.” Interview with Peter Overby at National Public Radio. NPR.Org. May 6, 2018.


India Today with Rajdeep Sardesai October 31, 2016

BBC news interview October 20, 2016

BBC World news interview October 20, 2016

Professor Jennifer Victor of George Mason University explains her research into the role that #caucuses play in #DCculture and #congressional politics.” Interview with Matthew DeMello. SpareMin. September 28, 2016.

“Who Won The Vice Presidential Debate? Mike Pence and Tim Kaine Split on Substance and Style.” Across America, US Patch. October 3.

Recent Blog Posts and Op-eds

The Pandemic Makes Politics Worse: The Unites States as a Case Study.Al Jazeera Center for Studies (blog), June 25, 2020.

“Democracy is an individual trait.” Mischiefs of Faction, May 31, 2020.

“Will the pandemic weaken the union to the point of collapse?” Political Science Now, May 13, 2020.

“Why Impeachment Doesn’t Work.” Newsweek. February 7, 2020.

“To Understand Why Republicans are Sticking with Trump, Think Like a Gambler.” Mischiefs of Faction. November 27, 2019.

“A Simple Model of Political Engagement.” Mischiefs of Faction. November 13, 2019.

“Don’t Be Fooled by the SCIF Stunt, Trump’s GOP Support Is Eroding.” GEN by Medium. October 24, 2019.

“I Was Criticized for My Criticism of the ‘Lock Him Up’ Chant.” GEN by Medium. October 29, 2019.

“Why Impeachment is Starting Now, in One Chart.” Mischiefs of Faction. September 25, 2019

“Second Choice Data from Democratic Voters Shows Warren with and Advantage.” (with Gregory Koger) Mischiefs of Faction. September 18, 2019

“How to Avoid the Real Fake News.” GEN by Medium. August 20, 2019.

“A Step-by-Step Guide to Fixing Congress.” GEN by Medium. October 4, 2019.

“Trump’s Defenses Against the Impeachment Inquiry Are Suddenly Crumbling.” GEN by Medium. October 15, 2019.

“Female Candidates May Finally Crush the ‘Electability Paradox.’” GEN by Medium. August 7, 2019.

“The Mueller Hearings Won’t Move the Needle on Impeachment.” GEN by Medium. July 24, 2019.

“The Democratic Nominees Are Still Debating Busing — and the Soul of the Party.” GEN by Medium. July 9, 2019.

“The Primary Debates Will Showcase Candidates’ Personalities More Than Their Policies.” GEN by Medium. June 28, 2019.

Why Can’t Congress Do More to Protect Migrant Children?” GEN by Medium. June 20, 2019.

“Pete Buttigieg Has a Plan to Ruin the Supreme Court.” GEN by Medium. June 14, 2019.

“The Future Is Surprisingly Bright for Gun Control Advocates.” GEN by Medium. June 6, 2019.

“How Trump Remade the Republican Party in His Image – Featured Stories.” GEN by Medium. May 29, 2019.

“Don’t Expect to See Roe v. Wade Overturned Anytime Soon.” GEN by Medium. May 21, 2019.

“Should Democrats Try to Impeach Trump? – Featured Stories.” GEN by Medium. May 14, 2019.

“We Need More PACs to Fix Our Broken Electoral System.” GEN by Medium. May 8, 2019.

“Don’t Count on the Courts to Save Voting Rights – Featured Stories.” GEN by Medium. May 2, 2019.

“How Campaign Finance Reports Predict the Presidential Race.” GEN by Medium. April 24, 2019.

“The Scientific Maneuver that Mueller used that Implicates the President.” Mischiefs of Faction on Vox. April 22, 2019.

“Americans Have a Love/Hate Relationship With Their Political Parties.” GEN by Medium. April 18, 2019.

“Which Parts of the U.S. Constitution have Aged Least Well?” Mischiefs of Faction on Vox. April 1, 2019.

“What Good Are Elections, Anyway?” Mischiefs of Faction on Vox. October 30, 2018.

“Lisa Murkowski’s Unusual Vote on Kavanaugh, Explained.” Mischiefs of Faction on Vox. October 8, 2018.

“How Kavanaugh’s Partisan and Gender Biases Weaken American Democracy.” Mischiefs of Faction on Vox. October 1, 2018.

“Use Big Data to Explain Politics Rather than Predict It.” Mischiefs of Faction on Vox. February 5, 2018.

“Shutdown under a Unified Government? Blame Trump.” The Conversation. January 20, 2018.

“To Understand Modern Politics, Focus on Groups, Not Individuals.” OUPblog. December 20, 2017.

“Trump Uses Pay to Play. Here’s Why and How to Fix It.”  Mischiefs of Faction on Vox. September 6, 2017.

“Being a Good Scientist and a Good Human: Thoughts on Teaching during Trump”  Mischiefs of Faction on Vox. August 28, 2017.

“On the Importance of Political Science Blogging.” Mischiefs of Faction on Vox. May 29, 2017.

“The Persistence of America’s Political Polarization.” Medium. April 7, 2017.

“The Dangers of Partisan Animosity.” Mischiefs of Faction on Vox. April 3, 2017.

“Parties Are More Likely to Form Coalitions with Groups That Are like Them and Show Loyalty, but Not Those That Are Rich.” USAPP (blog). March 13, 2017.

“Mapping the Trump-Russia Network.” Mischiefs of Faction on Vox. March 6, 2017.

“How to Distinguish Conservative Policy Actions from Democracy-Threatening Actions.” Mischiefs of Faction on Vox. January 30, 2017.

“A Political Science Call to Action,” Mischiefs of Faction on Vox. November 18, 2016.

Democrats failed to gain a Senate majority, too. The Conversation, November 10, 2016

The Chaos in the GOP Reveals the Flaw in Democracy we don’t usually see., Mischiefs of Faction, October 18, 2016

Clinton Has More than 3 Times as Many Campaign Offices as Trump. How Much of an Advantage Is This?, Mischiefs of Faction, October 5, 2016 (with Seth Masket)

Three pressing issues to think about this week besides debates,, Mischiefs of Faction, October 3, 2016 (with Julia Azari and Jonathan Ladd)

Congress just took a rare bipartisan act, and the White House isn’t happy about it,, Mischiefs of Faction, September 29, 2016

Monday’s presidential debate: the Donald Trump show, starring Hillary Clinton,, Mischiefs of Faction, September 21, 2016

“Campaign Money in 2016 has become meaningless.” Mischiefs of Faction on Vox. May 25, 2016.

“The Clockwork Rise of Donald Trump and Reorganization of American Parties.” Mischiefs of Faction on Vox. March 14, 2016.

“What to Look for in Tuesday’s New Hampshire Primary.” Mischiefs of Faction on Vox. February 8, 2016.

“If Trump and Sanders win in Iowa and New Hampshire, will they be the nominees?Mischiefs of Faction on Vox. January 29, 2016.

“A science-backed New Year’s resolution to help fix American Politics.” Mischiefs of Faction on Vox. January 16, 2016.

“Here’s who’s winning the Republican Nomination Contest.” Mischiefs of Faction on Vox. October 30, 2015.

Can Congress build bipartisanship through caucuses? The Conversation, September 14, 2016

What is a party platform, and why do candidates often ignore them? The Conversation, July 26, 2016

“Campaign Fund Raising Is an Arms Race With Limited ImpactNew York Times, February 25, on-line edition, sec. Room for Debate