Book Reviews

Neither Liberal Nor Conservative: Ideological Innocence in the American Public, Donald R. Kinder & Nathan P. Kalmoe (University of Chicago Press)
"Tribalists and Ideologues: Turns out voters just really wanna win," Washington Monthly - June/July/August 2017

The Politics of Resentment: Rural Consciousness in Wisconsin and the Rise of Scott Walker, Katherine J. Cramer (University of Chicago Press)
"Trump's Supporters Revealed," Washington Monthly - November/December 2016

Democracy for Realists: Why Elections Do Not Produce Responsive Government, Christopher H. Achen and Larry M. Bartles (Princeton University Press)
"Ballot Pox: It's time to stop pretending that there's such a thing as a rational voter," The Chronicle of Higher Education -10/23/16

Building a Business of Politics: The Rise of Political Consulting and the Transformation of American Democracy, Adam Sheingate (Oxford University Press)
"The 'Con' in Political Consulting," Washington Monthly - March/April/May 2016

Legislating in the Dark: Information and Power in the House of Representatives, James M. Curry (University of Chicago Press)
"The Freedom Caucus Is (Sort of) Right," Washington Monthly - January/February 2016

American Politics: Promise of Disharmony, Samuel Huntington (Harvard University Press)
"This 1981 book eerily predicted today's distrustful and angry political mood," Polyarchy (Vox) - (1/6/16)

The Politics of Information: Problem Definition and the Course of Public Policy in America, Frank R. Baumgautner and Bryan D. Jones (University of Chicago Press)
"Low-Information Lawmakers," Washington Monthly - June/July/August 2015

The Influence Machine: The U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the Corporate Capture of American Life, Alyssa Katz (Speigel & Grau)
"Secrets of the Chamber: The U.S. Chamber of Commerce exaggerates the dangers of government action to its corporate paymasters and gets paid handsomely, whether it wins or not," Washington Monthly - November/December 2015