Politics & Government

Why Loyalty to their Tea Party Constituents Is Holding Back House Republicans on Immigration Reform

[08.08.2014]

The House GOP seems unlikely to pass comprehensive immigration reform. Why are they opposed to a policy that a majority of Republicans support?

Unaccompanied Children and Immigration Policy

[07.31.2014]

New Graphic of the Week highlights American attitudes about unaccompanied children and immigration policy.

In Huffington Post | On Immigration, the Tea Party Remains an Important Outlier

[06.12.2014]

In a new piece at the Huffington Post, Dan Cox explores the divide among Republicans aligned with the Tea Party and those who are not on both immigration policy, as well as attitudes about immigrants, and how this distinction could help explain Eric Cantor’s primary defeat.

In the New York Times | Two NYT Articles Feature New PRRI Data

[06.12.2014]

Two New York Times articles feature PRRI’s newest immigration data.

In The Atlantic | How the Politics of Nostalgia Sank Eric Cantor

[06.12.2014]

Check out Robert P. Jones’s latest article for The Atlantic, “How the Politics of Nostalgia Sank Eric Cantor.” In the piece, Dr. Jones explores the reasons for Eric Cantor’s unexpected loss to his Tea Party competitor. One reason examined is Cantor’s support for immigration reform and how immigration often serves as the vehicle for conservatives expressing their fear of the “changing cultural, religious, and ethnic identity of the United States” and what those changes could mean for the Republican Party.

Media Roundup: Coverage of PRRI’s New Immigration Survey

[06.11.2014]

Media coverage of PRRI/Brookings’ report What Americans Want From Immigration Reform in 2014 has been extensive following the survey’s release on Tuesday. Here is a round up of some great coverage.

Are you paying too much in taxes?

[04.10.2014]

As millions of Americans rush to finish their tax returns by the looming April 15th deadline, many feel that their tax bills are too high.

A Tale of Two Catholic Churches

[03.26.2014]

President Obama heads to the Vatican as the American Catholic Church is undergoing a dramatic transformation.

President Obama to Review U.S. Deportations

[03.17.2014]

Today’s Buzz covers green funerals, a possible extension of jobless benefits, and a high school sleep activist!

Pope Francis Marks One Year in the Vatican

[03.14.2014]

Today’s Buzz covers the pontiff’s first year in the Vatican, the New Hampshire House of Representatives’ vote to repeal the state’s death penalty, and a new poll showing most Americans don’t see global warming as a threat.