Dehumanization in our politics is dangerous. NBC Think. Jan. 17, 2021. (w/ Erin Cassese, Lilliana Mason, & Alexander Theodoridis).
What you need to know about how many Americans condone political violence — and why. The Washington Post, Monkey Cage blog. Jan. 11, 2021. (w/ Lilliana Mason)
Related Press: New York Times, FiveThirtyEight, Bloomberg.
Americans increasingly believe violence is justified if the other side wins. Politico Magazine. Oct. 1, 2020. (w/ Larry Diamond, Lee Drutman, Tod Lindberg, Lilliana Mason)
Related Press: Reason.
When elections lead to violence: it’s happened before—and were headed thay way now. Salon. Aug. 15, 2020.
What persuades white Southerners to remove Confederate flags and monuments? The Washington Post, Monkey Cage blog. June 23, 2020. (w/ Andrew Searles)
Related Press: The Washington Post.
Most Americans reject partisan violence, But there is still cause for concern. Voter Study Group blog. May 7, 2020. (w/ Lilliana Mason)
No, Trump isn’t Teflon. Scandals lower his approval among Republicans — if they see the news. The Washington Post, Monkey Cage blog. Sept. 10, 2019. (w/ Joshua Darr, et al.)
Surprised by the anger toward McCain? Party loyalists can hate apostates as much as opponents. The Washington Post, Monkey Cage blog. May 16, 2018. (w/ Lilliana Mason)
Democrats played up the flag at their convention. Was that risky? The Washington Post, Monkey Cage blog. Aug. 4, 2016. (w/ Kimberly Gross)
A surprising number of Americans endorse violence against government. Here’s why. The Washington Post, Monkey Cage blog. Dec. 11, 2015. Reposted by editors June 14, 2017. Cited again June 15, 2017.
The Atlanta victory & Lincoln’s 1864 reelection: “Game-changer” or campaign myth? The Washington Post, Monkey Cage blog. Sept. 2, 2014.
TV, Radio, Newspaper, & Web Interviews
Salon. On violence & authoritarianism. May 16, 2021.
The Guardian. On partisan violence. Apr. 16, 2021
Newsweek. On immigration messaging. Mar. 23, 2021.
Matt Grossman’s podcast. On partisan radicalism. Feb. 2021.
Rachel Bitecofer’s podcast. On partisan radicalism. Jan. 2021.
FiveThirtyEight. On partisan violence. Jan. 25, 2021.
WVIK. Heartland Politics w/ Robin Johnson. On Civil War partisanship. Jan. 23, 2021.
Newsweek. Inaugural fact-check. Jan. 20, 2021.
Vox. On partisan violence. Jan. 7, 2021.
Washington Post. Quote from Twitter on polls. Nov. 5, 2020.
The Reveille. On Zoom teaching. Oct. 20, 2020.
The Reveille. On Martin Johnson. Oct, 2020.
The Reveille. On LSU Covid-19 policies. Sept. 28, 2020.
Salon. On partisan violence past & present. Aug. 15, 2020.
NBC. On Civil War partisanship. July 21, 2020.
FiveThirtyEight. On partisanship & #MeToo politics. May 13, 2020.
Colorado Sun. On violent political threats. Jan. 31, 2020
Reveille (LSU). On prison labor on campus. Nov. 20, 2019.
WJLA (DC) & several other Sinclair news stations. On rhetoric & violence. Aug. 14, 2019.
FiveThirtyEight. On violence & racial-political rhetoric. Aug. 8, 2019.
The Week. On violence & rhetoric. Aug. 8, 2019.
New York Times. On partisanship. Aug. 8, 2019.
USA Today. On racial-political violence. Aug. 6, 2019.
Daily Kos. On racial-political violence. Aug. 6, 2019.
New York Times. On racial-political violence. Aug. 4, 2019. Also quoted in: Teen Vogue.
Medium. On political violence. June 25, 2019.
Washington Post & wire service. On partisan polarization. Apr. 19, 2019.
The Oregonian. On extreme partisanship. Apr. 17, 2019.
WJLA (DC) & several other Sinclair news stations. On incendiary rhetoric. Apr. 16, 2019.
The Advocate. On campaign mailers. Mar. 27, 2019.
WJLA (DC) & several other Sinclair news stations. On violence & rhetoric. Feb. 21, 2019.
Raw Story. On political violence. Oct. 27, 2018.
Wired.it. On Trump tweets. July 24, 2018.
Christian Science Monitor. On Trump approval & impeachment prospects. June 5, 2018.
Inside Higher Ed. On misconduct in political science (Twitter quote). Apr. 19, 2018.
Bloomberg Businessweek. On immigration attitudes & partisan polarization. Jan. 25, 2018.
FiveThirtyEight. On public scholarship & peer review. Dec. 19, 2017.
Washington Post. On political violence. Nov. 23, 2017. Reprint: Santa Fe New Mexican. 11-24-2017.
Vanity Fair & Poynter. On news coverage of mass shootings. Oct. 3, 2017.
AmericasDemocrats.org podcast. On Neither Liberal Nor Conservative. Sept. 11, 2017.
AmericasDemocrats.org podcast. On Neither Liberal Nor Conservative. August 15, 2017.
New Books Network podcast. On Neither Liberal Nor Conservative. July 24, 2017.
Wisconsin Public Radio. On Neither Liberal Nor Conservative. July 13, 2017.
Central Time. WI Public Radio. 1/2 hr on Neither Liberal Nor Conservative. July 13, 2017.
The Nation. On rhetoric and political violence. June 23, 2017.
Think. Texas Public Radio. 1 hr on Neither Liberal Nor Conservative. June 19, 2017.
Christian Science Monitor. On rhetoric and political violence. June 19, 2017.
U.S. News & World Report. On news coverage of political violence. June 15, 2017.
VT Digger. On rhetoric and political violence. June 15, 2017.
USA Today. On rhetoric and political violence. June 14, 2017.
The Atlantic. On rhetoric and political violence. June 14, 2017.
The Daily Reveille. On racial attitudes, quoted from public comments at LSU President’s Symposium. Oct. 3, 2016.
CBC radio affiliates in Toronto, Quebec City, Ottawa, Calgary, Vancouver, Halifax, & Victoria; on 2016 election polls. Sept. 8, 2016.
The Guardian. On violent rhetoric surrounding Brexit & MP Jo Cox murder. July 31, 2016.
WQAD-8 Quad Cities, IA. On Justice Scalia’s replacement. Feb. 17, 2016.
Pacific Standard. On violent political rhetoric. Jan. 11, 2011.
WWRL1600 New York City, NY. with Mark Riley, on Rep. Giffords shooting & violent political rhetoric. Jan. 11, 2011.
News featuring or mentioning my work (beyond interviews)
For Radical American Partisanship (2021) book project w/ Lily Mason: From 2021: New York Times, NYT #2, FiveThirtyEight, FiveThirtyEight podcast, Vox; From 2020: Washington Post, WaPo #2, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, New Yorker, New Yorker #2, Vox, LA Times, Las Vegas Sun, National Review, Real Time w/ Bill Maher (Bitecofer), The New Republic, Reason, Reason #2, Reason #3, Reason #4, Governing, Niskanen Blog (Bitecofer), Tennessean, New University; From 2019 New York Times (Tom Edsall), NYT #2, Washington Post, Carnegie Endowment for Int’l Peace, Reason, Reason #2, The Atlantic, The Atlantic #2, National Review (David French), Chicago Tribune, Baltimore Sun, WJLA (DC), The Advocate, The American Conservative, The Oregonian, Honolulu Civil Beat, Columbia Daily Herald; Wichita Eagle; From 2018 Bloomberg View, Greater Good Magazine, NCA.
For Neither Liberal Nor Conservative (2017): From 2021 The Hill; From 2020 FiveThirtyEight, Jacobin, Psychology Today; From 2019 GQ; Vox (Matt Yglesias), FiveThirtyEight; Salon, Alternet; From 2018 Reason (Mo Fiorina), The Economist, Vox (Matt Yglesias), Vox (Julia Azari), Vox (Dylan Matthews), Vox #2(Matthews), Pacific Standard (Tom Jacobs); Boulder Weekly; From 2017 New York Times (Eric Levitz), Vox (Ezra Klein), Vox (Lee Drutman), Vox (Dylan Matthews), Denver Post (Krista Kafer), Washington Monthly (Lee Drutman review), The American Conservative (George Hawley review), NCA.
For “Fueling the fire” (2014): From 2020 Quartz; From 2019 FiveThirtyEight (podcast), FiveThirtyEight #2; From 2018 Greater Good Magazine, Austin American-Statesman. From 2017 Washington Post, The Atlantic, The Nation, Christian Science Monitor, Business Insider, Vox, Vox #2, National Communication Association, Bill Moyers, VT Digger. From 2016 The Guardian. From 2015 New York Times, Huffington Post. From 2011 The Monkey Cage, ATTN:, Newsday, Outside the Beltway, Phys.org, Ponte Al Dia.
For “Partisanship in the #MeToo Era” w/ Mirya Holman: From 2020 FiveThirtyEight.
For “Crime News & Democratic Accountability” (2018): From 2019 The Atlantic.
For “Toward Conflict or Compromise?”: From 2017 Phys.org, Telepolis.
For 2017 PPRL Louisiana Community Resilience Survey (flood module): The Advocate.
For 2017 PPRL Louisiana Community Resilience Survey (race module): The Advocate.
For Midwest Matters poll (2015): Daily Review Atlas.
Michael Henderson, Martin Johnson, & Nathan P. Kalmoe. “Nearly One in Five Louisiana Residents Report That Their Home Flooded from the 2016 Storms.” LSU PPRL Report.
Michael Henderson, Martin Johnson, & Nathan P. Kalmoe. “Large Gaps between Whites and Blacks on Views of Race, Law Enforcement and Recent Protests.” LSU PPRL Report.
Nathan P. Kalmoe. 2015. Review of Mixed Emotions: Beyond Fear & Hatred in International Conflict, by Andrew A.G. Ross. Political Communication.