Sean McElwee

Sean McElwee is a researcher and writer based in New York. His work has been featured on Policyshop, Salon, The Atlantic and The Rolling Stone.

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Sunday, November 06, 2016
The Myth of Bipartisanship—It’s Time to Get Tough With the Right
After the drudgery of the 2016 election, many Americans may want to take conflict mediator Mark Gerzon’s advice for a “transpartisan vacation.” In The Reunited States of America , readers are invited to suspend their regular partisan identities, to be free from “defending all your old positions...
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Tuesday, August 25, 2015
What If We Reported On Poverty The Way We Report On The Stock Market?
“The media is biased,” is a complaint that media organizations receive a lot, so they tend to be fairly wary of overtly partisan reporting. However, while media organizations are loath to seem partisan, they are often deeply unaware of other deep biases they hold. One psychological bias humans...
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Thursday, November 06, 2014
Class Bias in the 2014 Midterms
In my recent Explainer , I discussed the implications of the voting gap on policy and elections. Numerous studies show that in states where low-income voters turnout at a higher rate, inequality is lower. That is because in these chambers, policymakers tend to be more liberal and favorable to...
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