In recent years, there has been numerous published works focused on issues surrounding about the divided state of our country, its causes and/or possible solutions. FixUS has curated many of them below with the goal of providing an dynamic, educational resource. The list below is not meant to be exhaustive, nor does inclusion of a work indicate any endorsement of its content from FixUS. The library is organized alphabetically by last name. If you have a recommendation of a work to be added, please email us at


Nitsuh Abebe. What If Our Current State of Affairs Is Actually ‘Normal’?. New York Times Magazine. 11/28/17.

Yoni Appelbaum. Americans Aren’t Practicing Democracy Anymore. The Atlantic. 10/2018.

Tim Alberta. ‘Americans are Being Held Hostage and Terrorized by the Fringes’. Politico Magazine. 5/13/18.

Hannah Arendt. From an Interview. The New York Review of Books. 10/26/78.


John Avlon. Nine Ways to Stitch America Back Together. 12/07/19.

John Avlon. What Macron Can Teach America. The Daily Beast. 06/23/17.

Frank Barry. The Missing Link in Jeff Flake's Speech. Bloomberg View. 10/25/17.

Michael Beckel. Cross-partisan coalition urges all presidential candidates to disclose their big-money campaign fundraisers. Issue One. 6/24/19

Sheri Berman. Why identity politics benefits the right more than the left. The Guardian. 7/14/2018.

David Blankenhorn. Blue Said, Red Said. The American Interest. 03/07/18.

David Blankenhorn. Where’s the Trust? The American Interest. 10/12/17.

Max Boot. The Political Center is Fighting Back. The Washington Post. 04/25/18.

Steve Brawner. Five options to fix world’s oldest democracy. Arkansas News. 03/14/18.

Nicole Bressi, Serve America Movement. Serve America Movement is New York’s newest third party. The Legislative Gazette. 11/14/18.

David Brooks. A New Center Being Born. The New York Times. 12/20/18.

David Brooks. The Rich White Civil War. The New York Times. 10/15/2018.

David Brooks. The Retreat to Tribalism. The New York Times. 01/01/18.

David Brooks. The Alienated Mind. The New York Times. 5/23/2017.

David Brooks. America: The Redeemer Nation. The New York Times. 11/23/17.

David Brooks. Our Elites Still Don’t Get It. The New York Times. 11/16/17.

David Brooks. The Social Animal: The Hidden Sources of Love, Character, and Achievement. Random House. 03/08/11.

Lara Brown. Outsiders can’t fix Washington. They’re the ones who spent the past 40 years wrecking it. The Washington Post. 03/21/18.

Philip Bump. Why political independents are political independents. The Washington Post. 03/30/18.

Casey Burgat. The Case Against Congressional Term Limits. R Street. 7/18/19.

Kahlil Byrd. Reawakening America: The New Professional Political Class. Forbes. 02/21/17.

Jonathan Chait. New Study Shows What Really Happened in the 2016 Election. New York Magazine. 06/18/17.

Bill Chappell. Should Young Americans Be Required To Do Public Service? Federal Panel Says Maybe. NPR. 01/23/19.

Amy Chua. The Destructive Dynamics of Political Tribalism. The New York Times.  02/20/18.

Marian Currinder, Michael Beckel, Amisa Ratliff and Sydney Richards. Why We Left Congress. Issue One and R Street. 12/18.

William Davies. Why we stopped trusting elites. The Guardian. 11/29/18.

Soren Dayton and Cameron Kistler. A Time for Choosing Democracy. Protect Democracy. 12/13/17.

Howard Dean and David Schoenbrod. Populism is powerful because Washington deserves a kick in the pants. USA Today. 10/23/17.

Kemal Derviş. The coming short-termism. Brookings. 01/03/17.

Larry Diamond. The Global Crisis of Democracy. The Wall Street Journal. 5/17/2019.

Larry Diamond. Are People Losing Faith in Democracy? The American Interest.  03/16/18.

Larry Diamond. The Liberal Democratic Order in Crisis. The American Interest.  02/16/18.

E.J. Dionne Jr. The cost of our war on public life. The Washington Post. 03/04/18.

Ross Douthat. Search for the American Political Center. The New York Times. 06/21/17.

Edward-Isaac Dovere and Ben Baker. Two Dozen Members of Congress Can’t Wait to Leave D.C. Here’s Why. Politico Magazine. 01/04/18.

Edward-Isaac Dovere. Is This The Year For A Redistricting Revolution. The Atlantic. 01/15/19.

Lee Drutman. We need political parties. But their rabid partisanship could destroy American democracy. Vox. 09/05/17.

Charles Duhigg. The Real Roots of American Rage. The Atlantic. 01-02/19.

Editorial Board. Our Ballooning Budget Deficit Reflects an Unhealthy Democracy. The Washington Post. 03/08/19.

Thomas Edsall. What Motivates Voters More Than Loyalty? Loathing. The New York Times. 03/01/18.

Thomas Edsall. The Self-Destruction of American Democracy. The New York Times. 11/30/17.

Mickey Edwards. We No Longer Have Three Branches of Government. Politico Magazine. 02/27/17.

Amanda Erickson. U.S. democracy is in grave danger, a new Economist report warns. The Washington Post. 02/01/18.

James Fallows. The Reinvention of America. The Atlantic. 05/18/18.

John Feffer. The Disease of Short-Termism. HuffPost.09/13/13.

Jeff Flake. Why I Am Not Running for Re-election. CNN. 10/24/17.

John Fortier. The demise of debate in Congress. The Hill. 02/12/18.

Brian Gallagher. The Well-Meaning Bad Ideas Spoiling a Generation. Nautilus. 03/07/19.

William Galston. America’s Parties, Divided Every Which Way. The Wall Street Journal. 04/10/18.

José García and Madeline Janis, R Street. OK, so the House wants to reform itself? Here’s what it should really do. Politico. 01/29/19.

Michael Gerson. American politics are radicalizing. The damage will last generations. The Washington Post. 04/09/18.

Michael Gerson. American politics is turning into Starbucks. The Washington Post. 03/01/18.

Brian Gongal and Philip Wallach. Brian Gongol Podcast: Congress: First among equals. R Street. 03/01/19.

David Goodhart. Why liberal societies need moderate nationalism. The Washington Post. 01/16/18.

Ann Graham. The Thought Leader Interview: Jonathan Haidt. Strategy + Business. 02/01/16.

William Gray. Election security at risk: 5 loopholes that allow foreign interference in our elections. Issue One. 9/11/2019.

Shawn Griffiths, Open Primaries.Breaking the Habit: A Mainstream Appetite to End Dysfunctional DC Politics. Independent Voter Network. 01/30/19.

Martin Gurri. Revolt of the Public in Age of Post Truth. The Fifth Wave. 05/31/17.

David Gutman. ‘We were wrong’: Washington PAC supporting independents sees no future for centrist third party. The Seattle Times. May 28, 2019.

Jonathan Haidt and Greg Lukianoff. Coddling of the American Mind. The Atlantic. 09/15.

Jonathan Haidt and Ravi Iyer. How to Get Beyond Our Tribal Politics. The Wall Street Journal. 11/10/16.

Jonathan Haidt and Sam Abrams. The Top 10 Reasons American Politics Are Broken. The Washington Post. 01/07/15.

Yoram Hazony. How Americans Lost Their National Identity. Time Magazine. 10/23/2019.

Betsy Hawkings and Rick Shapiro. America needs a national dialogue to heal our political battle wounds. The Hill. 06/26/17.

Eitan Hersh. Political Hobbyism. The New York Times. 06/29/17.

Hugh Hewitt. The profit-fueled rise of partisan journalism is tearing America apart. The Washington Post. 03/01/18. 

Hugh Hewitt. How to end the Senate’s astonishing dysfunction. The Washington Post. 01/22/18.

Fred Hiatt. This is a story about American democracy working. The Washington Post. 03/25/18.

Morgan Housel. How This All Happened. Collaborative Fund. 11/14/18.

Sean Illing. How the baby boomers — not millennials — screwed America. Vox. 12/20/17.

Greg Jaffe and Jenna Johnson. In America, talk turns to something not spoken of for 150 years: Civil war. The Washington Post. 03/03/19.

Zaid Jilani. A New Study Shows How American Polarization Is Driven by a Team Sport Mentality, Not by Disagreement on Issues. The Intercept. 04/03/18.

Jim Jonas.  Independents Can’t Win: The Biggest Lie in the Two-Party Playbook. IVN News. 10/17/17.

John Judis. It's the Economies, Stupid. The Washington Post Magazine. 11/29/18.

Robert Kaplan. Everything here is fake. The Washington Post. 03/02/18.

Ezra Klein. Americans unify against foreign threats. Can we unify without one? Vox. 03/12/18.

Ezra Klein. For elites, politics is driven by ideology. For voters, it’s not. Vox. 11/09/17.

Ezra Klein. The political scientist Donald Trump should read. Vox. 01/24/19.

Charles Kolb and Dylan Ratigan. US business leaders must give Washington a wake-up call. The Hill. 07/25/17.

Charles Kolb. A ‘Dumb’ Government. The Huffington Post. 02/13/17.

Morton Kondracke. The Seeds of a Moderate Movement Must Be Nurtured. RealClearPolitics. 12/12/17.

Morton Kondracke. A Call to Revive Américas Political Center. RealClearPolitics. 06/22/17.

Morton Kondrake. A Call to Revive Americas’ Political Center. RealClearPolitics. 06/22/17.

Nicholas Kristof. Confessions of Liberal Intolerance. The New York Times. 05/07/16.

Charles Lane. National unity might be impossible. We could try compromise instead. The Washington Post. 03/14/18.

Dave Lawler. The "ominous" decline of democracy around the world. Axio. 02/05/19.

Jill Lepore. A New Americanism. Foreign Affairs. 03-04/19. 


Jill Lepore. Don’t Let Nationalists Speak for the Nation. The New York Times. May 25, 2019.

Jacob Levy. The Weight of Words. Niskanen Center. 02/07/18.

Michael Li and Laura Royden. America’s Warped Elections. The New York Times. 03/25/18.

Michael Lind. What the Future of American Politics Looks Like. Politico Magazine. 05/22/16.

Peter Leyden and Ruy Teixeira. The Great Lesson of California in America’s New Civil War. Medium. 01/19/18.

Eric Liu. Americans Don’t Need Reconciliation - They Need to Get Better at Arguing. The Atlantic. 11/01/16.

Eric Liu. How Donald Trump is Reviving American Democracy. The Atlantic. 03/08/17.

Edward Luce. The Rise of Liberal Intolerance in America. Financial Times. 11/29/15.

Dan Mahafee, Center for Study of Presidency and Congress. How the final weeks of 2018 will shape American politics in 2019. The Hill. 12/31/18.

Katherine Mangu-Ward. When Smug Liberals Met Conservative Trolls. The New York Times. 03/09/18.

Jim Mattis. Duty, Democracy and the Threat of Tribalism. The Wall Street Journal. 8/28/2019.

Megan McArdle. We finally know for sure that lies spread faster than the truth. This might be why. The Washington Post.  03/14/18.

Lenny Mendonca and Laura Tyson. How Federalism Can Trump Populism. Project Syndicate. 05/10/17.

Robinson Meyer. The Grim Conclusions of the Largest-Ever Study of Fake News. The Atlantic. 03/08/18.

Debilyn Molineaux, Bridge Alliance. Technicians of democracy: Let's get to work. The Fulcrum. 6/6/19

Yascha Mounk. Republicans Don’t Understand Democrats—And Democrats Don’t Understand Republicans. The Atlantic. 6/23/19

Glenn Nye and Mike Rogers. Why American politics keep rewarding failure. The Hill. 02/19/18.

Glenn Nye. America needs heroic civility in an age of contempt. The Hill.  10/13/17.

Steven Olikara. Here’s one reason to be optimistic about politics: Millennials in office. Salon. 12/25/17.

Steven Olikara. Washington warned of extreme partisanship — here’s how we can bridge the divide. The Hill. 02/22/17.

Henry Paulson, Erskine Bowles and Melissa Kearney. Americans are being left behind. Here’s how we fix it. The Washington Post. 01/27/19.

Chad Peace. Harvard Study: Two-Party Duopoly to Blame for Government Dysfunction. IVN News. 09/20/17.

Chad Peace. America is Ready and Waiting for a Credible Independent to Challenge Both Parties. Independent Voter Project. 01/28/19.

Mark Penn and Andrew Stein. Back to the Center, Democrats. The New York Times. 07/06/17.


Nick Penniman, Issue One. Honest Ads Act aims to minimize foreign election interference. Lompoc Record. 5/16/19.

Maria Popova. A Gentle Corrective for the Epidemic of Identity Politics Turning Us on Each Other and on Ourselves. Brain Pickings. 01/01/18.

Jeff Powers. Beyond The Headlines: Attorney Chad Peace Talks Election Reform. Independent Voter Project. 12/18/18.

Raghuram Rajan. The True Lessons of the Recession. Foreign Affairs. 05-06/12.

Grace Ramsey. A Proposed Initiative to Adopt Ranked Choice Voting in Missouri. FairVote. 09/01/17.

Jonathan Rauch. The Constitution of Knowledge. National Affairs. Fall 2018.

Jonathan Rauch. Speaking as a … New York Review of Books. 11/09/17.

Jonathan Rauch. How American Politics Went Insane. The Atlantic. 07-08/16.

Rob Richie and Kevin Johnson. American Democracy Has a ‘Tyranny of the Minority’ Problem. Maine Has the Solution. Daily Beast. 03/28/18.

Amanda Ripley. Complicating the Narratives. Medium. 01/11/19.

Amanda Ripley. Make America talk again: the lab teaching sworn enemies to have decent conversations. The Guardian. 06/27/18.

Alice Rivlin. In Defense of Centrists. Brookings Institution. 02/27/18.

Alice Rivlin. Congress: Take a timeout from playing the political blame game. The Hill. 01/29/18.

Tina Rosenberg. Putting the Voters in Charge of Fair Voting. The New York Times. 01/23/18.

Reihan Salam and Rob Richie. How to Make Congress Bipartisan. The New York Times. 07/07/17.

Jackie Salit. Independent Voters: We’re Not a Myth! And We Care! IVN News. 03/14/18.

David Schoenbrod. Wanted: Lawmakers who shoulder responsibility. The Hill. 02/12/18.

Gerald Seib. Polarizing Primary Leaves Hole in the Political Middle. The Wall Street Journal. 01/26/16.

Serve America Movement. Shutdown For What? 01/10/19.

John Sides. New study finds increase in support for democracy — but weaker support among politically disengaged and conservatives. The Washington Post. 03/13/18.

Josh Silver, RepresentUS. American democracy movement on the rise. The Fulcrum. 6/10/19

Josh Silver. How Philly can break the corruption cycle | Opinion. The Inquirer. 01/08/19.

Roberto Stefan Foa and Yascha Mounk. When Democracy Is No Longer the Only Path to Prosperity. The Wall Street Journal. 03/09/19.

Rob Stein. Complete Conversation: The Track Back to the American Ideals of E Pluribus Unum. Countable. 01/18/19.

Laurence Steinberg. Why We Should Lower the Voting Age to 16. The New York Times. 03/02/18.

Bret Stephens. Four Questions About American Greatness. The New York Times. 12/07/17.

Bret Stephens. The Rudderless West. The New York Times. 01/17/19.

Eugene Steuerle. Pete Peterson and Our Chaotic National Debates. Tax Policy Center TaxVox. 04/03/18.

Andrew Sullivan. America’s New Religions. New York Magazine. 12/07/18.

Andrew Sullivan. America and the Abyss. New York Magazine. 11/03/16.

Andrew Sullivan. America Wasn’t Built for Humans. New York Magazine. 09/19/17.

Andrew Sullivan. Democracies end when they are too democratic. New York Magazine. 05/01/16.

Andrew Sullivan. Is the World Done With Liberal Democracy? New York Magazine. 06/01/18.

Barton Swaim. The Right Way to Defend Democracy The Wall Street Journal. 03/09/18.

Amanda Taub. The Rise of American Authoritarianism. Vox. 03/01/16.

Amanda Taub. How Stable Are Democracies? ‘Warning Signs Are Flashing Red’. The New York Times. 11/29/16.

Jerry Taylor. The Alternative to Ideology. Niskanen Center. 10/29/2018.

Devin Thorpe. 'What's Not Wrong With The Government?' Asks Activist With A Plan to Fix It. Forbes. 6/26/19


Nick Troiano, Unite America. A model in Virginia, where political reform and pragmatism won this week. The Fulcrum. 6/14/19

Peter Turchin. Entering the Age of Instability after Trump. Evonomics. 11/17/16.

Chris Vance and Brian Baird. Independent candidates are the best hope for common-sense problem solving. The Seattle Times. 03/02/18.

Jimmy Vielkind. New Political Party Wants Solutions, Not Partisan Fighting. The Wall Street Journal. 7/21/19.

Ileana Wachtel. Can Running As An Outsider Within the Two-Party System Change the Game? IVN News. 02/20/16.


Peter Wehner. Politics Is Not Total War. The New York Times. June 1, 2019.

Phillip Wallach. Congress Indispensable. National Affairs. Winter 2018.


James Wallner. Make America Diverse Again. R Street. 6/11/19

James Wallner, R Street. McConnell maintains firm grip despite pledging to restore the Senate. Washington Examiner. 02/11/19.

James Wallner, R Street. The ‘World’s Greatest Deliberative Body’? Yeah, Right.
The Bulwark. 03/15/19.

Zach Wamp and Tim Roemer, Issue One. Now is the moment for meaningful, bipartisan change in Congress | Opinion. Knox News. 01/28/19.

Peter Wehner. Politics Is Not Total War. The New York Times. 6/1/2019

Charles Wheelan, Unite America. Our Politics Fail Us, So Here’s What to Do. The Economist. 03/15/19.

Wendell Wilkie. Shareholder Activism Has Gone Overboard. American Enterprise Institute. 08/31/15.

Edward Wilson. Letters to a Young Scientist. Liveright. 03/07/14.

Colin Woodard. Maine’s Radical Democratic Experiment. Politico Magazine. 03/27/18.

Katie Zezima, National Institute for Civil Discourse. Is it possible to resurrect civility amid a tsunami of toxicity? This group is trying. The Washington Post. 01/11/19.

Ethan Zuckerman. A Bright Red Flag for Democracy. The Atlantic. 03/04/18.


John Avlon. Washington’s Farewell: The Founding Father’s Warning to Future Generations. Simon & Schuster. 01/17.

Mark Bauberlein and Adam Bellow. State of the American Mind. Templeton Press. 06/15.

Richard Beeman. Plain Honest Men. Random House. 02/09/10.

Ferguson Bordevich. The First Congress: How James Madison, George Washington, and a Group of Extraordinary Men Invented the Government. Simon & Schuster. 02/21/17.

Ian Bremmer. US vs. Them: The Failure of Globalism. Portfolio. 04/24/18.

Richard Brookhiser. James Madison. Basic Books. 5/28/13.

Arthur Brooks. The Conservative Heart: How to Build a Fairer, Happier, and More Prosperous America. Broadside Books. 7/14/15.

David Brown. Moderates: The Vital Center of American Politics from the Founding to Today. University of North Carolina Press. 2016.

Manuel Castells. Rupture: The Crisis of Liberal Democracy. Polity. 11/26/18.

Amy Chua. Political Tribes: Group Instinct and the Fate of Nations. Penguin Press. 02/21/18.

Aurelian Craiutu. Faces of Moderation - The Art of Balance in an Age of Extremes. University of Pennsylvania Press. 11/29/16.

E.J. Dionne Jr. Why the Right Went Wrong. Simon & Schuster. 09/16. 

Marc Dunkelman. Vanishing Neighbor: The Transformation of the American Community. W. W. Norton & Company. 09/04/14.

Mickey Edwards. Parties vs the People: How to Turn Republicans and Democrats into Americans. Yale University Press. 09/13/13.

Mickey Edwards. Reclaiming Conservatism. Oxford University Press. 03/01/08.

Joseph Ellis. American Dialogue: The Founders and Us. Knopf. 10/16/18.

Joseph Ellis. Founding Brothers. Alfred A. Knopf. 2000.

Joseph Ellis. The Quartet. Penguin Random House. 05/03/16.

Bill Emmott. The Fate of the West: The Battle to Save the World’s Most Successful Political Idea. Economist Books. 04/27/17.

Stuart Firestein. Failure - Why Science is So Successful. Oxford University Press. 10/01/15.

Francis Fukuyama. Identity: The Demand for Dignity and the Politics of Resentment. Farrar, Straus and Giroux. 09/11/18.

Francis Fukuyama. Political Order and Political Decay: From the Industrial Revolution to the Globalization of Democracy. Farrar, Straus and Giroux. 09/13/15.

William Galston. Anti-Pluralism: The Populist Threat to Liberal Democracy. Yale University Press. 03/20/18.

A.C. Grayling. Democracy and Its Crisis. Oneworld Publications. 10/17/17.

Jonathan Haidt. The Righteous Mind - Why Good People Are Divided by Politics and Religion. Vintage. 02/12/13.

Yuval Noah Harari. 21 Lessons for the 21st Century. Spiegal & Grau. 08/29/18.

Jonah Goldberg. Suicide of the West: How the Rebirth of Tribalism, Populism, Nationalism, and Identity Politics is Destroying American Democracy. Crown Publishing Group. 4/24/2018.

Doris Kearns Goodwin. Leadership: In Turbulent Times. Simon & Schuster. 09/18/18.

Martin Gurri. The Revolt of the Public and the Crisis of Authority in the New Millennium. Stripe Press. 12/4/14.

Steven Hayward. Patriotism is Not Enough. Encounter Books. 02/21/17.

Arlie Russell Hochschild. Strangers in Their Own Land. The New Press. 2016.

Samuel Huntington. The Clash of Civilizations. Simon & Schuster. 1997.

Ashley Jardina. White Identity Politics. Cambridge University Press. 01/19.

Robert Kagan. The Jungle Grows Back: America and Our Imperiled World. Knopf. 09/18/18.

Yuval Levin. Taking the Long Way - Disciplines of the Soul are the Basis of a Liberal Democracy. First Things. 10/14.

Yuval Levin. The Great Debate: Edmund Burke, Thomas Paine, and the Birth of Right and Left. Basic Books. 2014.

Yuval Levin. The Fractured Republic: Renewing America's Social Contract in the Age of Individualism. Basic Books. 05/23/17.

Steven Levitsky and Daniel Ziblatt. How Democracies Die. Crown.01/16/18.

Michael Lewis. The Fifth Risk. W. W. Norton & Company. 10/2/18.

Mark Lilla. Once and Future Liberal. HarperCollins Publisher. 10/15/17.

Edward Luce. The Retreat of Western Liberalism. Atlantic Monthly Press. 06/06/17.

Jon Meacham. The Soul of America: The Battle for Our Better Angels. Random House. 05/08/18.

Pankaj Mishra. Age of Anger: A History of the Present. Farrar, Straus, and Giroux. 2017.

Yascha Mounk. The Age of Responsibility. Harvard University Press. 05/17.

Yascha Mounk. The People vs Democracy - Why Our Freedom is in Danger and How to Save It. Harvard University Press. 02/05/18.

Raghuram Rajan. The Third Pillar: How Markets and the State Leave the Community Behind. Harper Collins. 02/26/19.

Jonathan Rauch. Government’s End: Why Washington Stopped Working. PublicAffairs. 12/23/99.

Jonathan Rauch. Political Realism: How Hacks, Machines, Big Money, and Back-Room Deals Can Strengthen American Democracy. Brookings Institution Press. 05/01/15.

Dr. Jeanne Safer. I Love You, But I Hate Your Politics. Macmillan Publishers. Fall 2018.

David Schoenbrod. D.C. Confidential: Inside the Five Tricks of Washington. Encounter Books. 03/07/17.

Karen Stenner. The Authoritarian Dynamic. Cambridge University Press. 06/12.

Eugene Steuerle. Dead Men Ruling: How to Restore Fiscal Freedom and Rescue Our Future. The Century Foundation. 04/21/14.

David Stewart. Madison’s Gift: Five Partnerships That Built America. Simon & Schuster. 02/16.

Peter Turchin. Ages of Discord: A Structural-Demographic Analysis of American History. Beresta Books LLC. 03/08/17.

Charles Wheelan, Unite America. The Centrist Manifesto. W.W. Norton & Company. 2013.

Bill White. America’s Fiscal Constitution - Its Triumph and Failure. PublicAffairs. 03/01/14.

Gordon Wood. The Idea of America - Reflections in the Birth of the United States. Penguin Random House. 06/26/12.

Fareed Zakaria. In Defense of Liberal Education. W. W. Norton & Company, Inc. 03/16.


Joseph Bower and Lynn Paine. Managing for the Long Term. Harvard Business Review. 05-06/17.

Nicolas Boyon and Chris Jackson. A Nation of Pessimists: Americans Don’t Realize How Good Things Are. Ipsos. 12/06/17.

Nicolas Boyon. The New Tribalism: Clashing Views on Who is a Real American. Ipsos. 10/11/17.

Brennan Center for Justice. Rule of Law & Democracy: Proposals for Reform. 09

Simon Caney. Political Short-Termism. Academic Foresights. 06/16.

Center for the Study of the Presidency and Congress. Political Reform: Fixing A Deadlocked System. 01/19.

Jack Citrin and Laura Stoker. Political Trust in a Cynical Age. Annual Reviews. 01/31/18.


Crisis in Democracy: Renewing Trust in America. The Knight Commission on Trust, Media and Democracy. 2019.

Nicholas Davis, Kirby Goidel, Christine Lipsmeyer, Guy Whitten and Clifford Young. The Political Consequences of Nativism: The Impact of Nativist Sentiment on Party Support. Social Science Quarterly. 02/20/19.

Nicholas Davis, Kirby Goidel, Christine Lipsmeyer, Guy Whitten and Clifford Young. Economic Vulnerability, Cultural Decline and Nativism: Contingent and Indirect Effects. Social Science Quarterly. 01/31/19.

Daedalus. American Democracy & the Common Good. Stewarding America. Spring 2013.

Lee Drutman. Political Divisions 2016 and Beyond. Democracy Fund - Voter Study Group. 06/17.

Edelman. 2019 Edelman Trust Barometer. 01/20/19.

Mickey Edwards. Crisis in Institutional Trust. Constitution Project Gala. 09/18/17.

Mickey Edwards. Massive Systems Failure – Brief for Panel. Private essay on system failure within the public and private sector that hinder governance. 06/30/16.

MP Fiorina and SJ Abrams. Political Polarization in the American Public. Annual Reviews. 06/15/08.

Katherine Gehl and Michael Porter. Why Competition in the Politics Industry is Failing America. Harvard Business School. 09/17.

Noam Gidron and PA Hall. The Politics of Social Status: Economic and Cultural Roots of the Populist Right. The British Journal of Sociology. 2017.

Matt Grossmann, Niskanen Center. PARTISAN MEDIA AND POLITICAL DISTRUST. Knight Foundation. 12/2018.


Benjamin Haddad, Craig Kennedy, and Hannah Thoburn. After the West?: A Positive Transatlantic Agenda in a Post-Transatlantic Age. Hudson Institute. 7/2018.

Eric Hedberg, Thom Reilly, David Daugherty and Joseph Garcia. Voters, Media & Social Networks. ASU Morrison Institute for Public Policy. 04/17.

Clara Hendrickson, Mark Muro and William A. Galston. Countering the geography of discontent: Strategies for left-behind places. Brookings. 11/18.

MJ Hetherington. Resurgent Mass Partisanship: The Role of Elite Polarization. The American Political Science Review. 09/01.

MJ Hetherington. Turned Off or Turned On? How Polarization Affects Political Engagement. Brookings. 07/16.

RF Inglehart and Pippa Norris. Trump, Brexit, and the Rise of Populism: Economic Have-Nots and Cultural Backlash. Harvard Kennedy School. 08/16.

Chris Jackson. The Power of Modern Partisanship. Ipsos. 04/03/18.

Jennifer Kavanagh and Michael D. Rich. RAND: Truth Decay - An Initial Exploration of the Diminishing Role of Facts and Analysis in American Public Life. RAND Corporation. 2018.

Jason Kemp. America’s Trust Deficit. Ipsos. 02/18.

Brink Lindsey, Steven Teles, Will Wilkinson and Samuel Hammond. THE CENTER CAN HOLD: Public Policy For An Age Of Extremes. The Niskanen Center. 12/18.

Lilliana Mason. Ideologues without Issues: The Polarizing Consequences of Ideological Identities. Public Opinion Quarterly. 03/21/18.

Lenny Mendonca and Laura Tyson. The Progressive Resurgence of Federalism. Stanford Social Innovation Review. Winter 2018.

Solomon Messing, Patrick van Kessel and Adam Hughes. Sharing the News in a Polarized Congress. Pew Research Center. 12/18/17.

More in Common. The Hidden Tribes of America. 10/18.

Maxine Najle, PhD and Robert P. Jones, PhD. American Democracy in Crisis: The Fate of Pluralism in a Divided Nation. PRRI. 02/19/19.

Kim Parker, Rich Morin and Juliana Menasce Horowitz. Looking to the Future, Public Sees an America in Decline on Many Fronts. Pew Research Center. 03/21/19.

Pew Research Center. Political Polarization in the American Public. 06/12/14.

Pew Research Center. Political Polarization. 1994 - 2017. 10/20/17.

Pew Research Center. Beyond Distrust: How Americans View Their Government. 11/23/15.

Thom Reilly, et. al. Gamechangers? - Independent Voters May Rewrite the Political Playbook. ASU Morrison Institute for Public Policy. 10/17.

Tara Ross. The Electoral College: Enlightened Democracy. The Heritage Foundation. 11/1/04.

David Schoenbrod. How to Salvage Article I: The Crumbling Foundation of Our Republic. Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy. 05/17.

Roberto Stefan Foa and Yascha Mounk. The Signs of Deconsolidation. Journal of Democracy. 01/17.

Unite America. The State of Democracy 2019. 7/24/19.

Clifford Young and Francisco Gonzalez. The Resurgence and Spread of Populism? SAIS Review of International Affairs. Winter-Spring 2017.

Clifford Young. It’s Nativism. Ipsos. 09/16.

Clifford Young. Our Age of Uncertainty. Ipsos. 10/18.

Daniel Yudkin, Stephen Hawkins, Tim Dixon. The Perception Gap: How False Impressions are Pulling Americans Apart. More in Common. 6/24/19.

Other (videos, podcasts, speeches, etc.)

Sam Harris. Episode 31: Evolving Minds. Making Sense with Sam Harris. March 9, 2016.

Sam Harris. Episode 49: The Lesser Evil. Making Sense with Sam Harris. October 26, 2016.

Sam Harris. Episode 68: Reality and the Imagination. Making Sense with Sam Harris. March 19, 2017.

Sam Harris. Episode 73: Forbidden Knowledge. Making Sense with Sam Harris. April 23, 2017.

Sam Harris. Episode 99: What Happened to Liberalism?. Making Sense with Sam Harris. September 28, 2017.

Sam Harris. Episode 114: Politics and Sanity. Making Sense with Sam Harris. January 22, 2018.

Sam Harris. Episode 137: Safe Space. Making Sense with Sam Harris. September 9, 2018.

Sean Illing. American politics after Christianity, with Ross Douthat. The Ezra Klein Show. March 21, 2019.


Independent Voter Podcast. Giving Millions of Citizens A Better Way To Vote. 9/16/2019.

Independent Voter Podcast. The Fight To Make The Presidential Debates Competitive. 7/16/19.

Ezra Klein. Andrew Sullivan and I work out our differences. The Ezra Klein Show. February 14, 2019.

Ezra Klein. Frances Lee on why bipartisanship is irrational. The Ezra Klein Show. January 21, 2019.

Ezra Klein. Jill Lepore on America’s two revolutions. The Ezra Klein Show. January 3, 2019.

Ezra Klein. Where Jonathan Haidt thinks the American mind went wrong. The Ezra Klein Show. November 26, 2018

Ezra Klein. Doris Kearns Goodwin (live!) on how great presidents are made. The Ezra Klein Show. October 25, 2018.

Ezra Klein. Conservative intellectual Yuval Levin on how the Republican Party lost its way. The Ezra Klein Show. July 19, 2016. 

Ezra Klein. Yuval Harari, author of “Sapiens,” on AI, religion, and 60-day meditation retreats. The Ezra Klein Show. February 28, 2017. 

Ezra Klein. How Democracies Die. The Ezra Klein Show. January 29, 2018. 

Ezra Klein. Amy Chua on how tribalism is tearing America apart. The Ezra Klein Show. February 26, 2018. 

Ezra Klein. Is Mitch Landrieu the "White, Southern Anti-Trump"?. The Ezra Klein Show. March 26, 2018. 

Ezra Klein. Is American democracy really in decline? A debate. The Ezra Klein Show. April 23, 2018. 

Ezra Klein. David French on “The Great White Culture War". The Ezra Klein Show. September 10, 2018. 

Ezra Klein. Martha C. Nussbaum on how fear deforms our politics. The Ezra Klein Show. September 17, 2018. 

Ezra Klein. Francis Fukuyama’s case against identity politics. The Ezra Klein Show. September 27, 2018. 

Ezra Klein. How identity politics elected Donald Trump. The Ezra Klein Show. 11/1/2018.

Ezra Klein. Where Jonathan Haidt thinks the American mind went wrong. Ezra Klein Show. 11/26/19.

Abraham Lincoln. Annual Message to Congress -- Concluding Remarks. 12/1/1862.

Modern Whig Party. Homepage.

Yascha Mounk. The Good Fight. New America. 2017-2019.

Evan Ottenfeld. Members of the Select Committee on the Modernization of Congress should seize this historic opportunity. Issue One. 02/08/19.

Ben Sasse. Maiden Speech on the Senate Floor. Senate website. 11/3/15.

Bret Stephens. 15th Annual Daniel Pearl Memorial Lecture at UCLA (Lecture Video) (Lecture Text). Daniel Pearl Foundation YouTube Account and Time Magazine. 02/18-26/17.