Polarization visualization in Wonkblog

Our network-based visualization (with Jim Moody) of polarization in U.S. Senate voting has appeared in yet another blog affiliated with the Washington Post: “Six reasons why tax reform won’t happen” (#4: “The partisan chasm”) .

Portrait of Political Party Polarization” by James Moody and Peter J. Mucha in Network Science.

Polarization visualization discussed in Washington Post blog The Fix

Thank you to Chris Cilliza at The Washington Post’s blog The Fix for highlighting our network-based visualization (with Jim Moody) of political polarization that recently appeared in Network Science. In the context of discussing polarization, my hands-down favorite line of his recognizing the Carolina-Duke coauthorship of the paper is “If those two schools can come together, can’t we all?”

It wasn’t always this bad. The growth of political polarization, in 1 chart.” by Chris Cilliza at The Fix.

Portrait of Political Party Polarization” by James Moody and Peter J. Mucha in Network Science.

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