Turning all politics national

Marina Azzimonti (FRB): Partisan Conflict. Michael Sances and Charles Stewart (MIT): Partisanship and Voter Confidence, 2000-2012. Matt Motyl (Virginia): “If He Wins, I’m Moving to Canada”: Ideological Migration Threats Following the 2012 U.S. Presidential Election. Nicholas Stephanopoulos (Chicago) and Eric McGhee (PPIC): Partisan Gerrymandering and the Efficiency Gap. L. Jason Anastasopoulos (Harvard): A Theory of Partisan Sorting and Geographic Polarization: Evidence from a Natural Experiment. A look at how population shifts are turning all politics national. This map shows the most liberal and conservative towns in your state. Emily Badger on how liberals are more likely to use public transit than conservatives — but that may say as much about where we live as how we want to get around. Crispin Sartwell on how the Left-Right political spectrum is bogus: It might be a division between social identities based on class or region or race or gender, but it is certainly not a clash between different ideas. Are social networks creating political polarization? Kimberlee Morrison wants to know. Morris Fiorina on how Americans have not become more politically polarized. How much do our genes influence our political beliefs? Amanda Cox on how birth year influences political views. Do different things make liberals and conservatives laugh? Jesse Singal investigates. Conservatives be funny: As the late-night comedy landscape reshuffles, are right-wing comics being unfairly ignored? Politicians are the No. 1 cause of daily stress in our lives: Christopher Ingraham on how politicians are literally killing us with their incompetence. Nicholas Hune-Brown on why we’re driven to dislike politicians. About 10% of Americans don’t pay attention to politics; who are they? John Senger reviews The Dictionary of American Political Bullshit by Stephen L. Goldstein.