publications

September 29, 2015

Static Stability and Evolving Constraint

Preference Stability and Ideological Structure in the Mass Public

Using panel surveys from the 1970s, 1990s, and 2010s, we conduct a multi-trait multi-method (MTMM) confirmatory factor analysis of citizen preferences in multiple issue areas. Our results reveal a surprising degree of preference stability in all three time periods across many policy domains. Further, our results reveal increasing levels of ideological thinking over time and that these patterns of stability and coherence hold across subpopulations defined by levels of sophistication.

2016. American Politics Research 44 (3): 415-447. With Melanie Freeze.
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September 28, 2015

Does Public Financing Affect Judicial Behavior?

Evidence From the North Carolina Supreme Court

Applying a difference-in-differences research design, we provide evidence that justices who opted into public financing became relatively less favorable toward attorney donors. We also find partial support for our hypothesis that participating justices became more moderate in their voting patterns. 

2016. American Politics Research 44 (4) 587-617. With Morgan Hazelton and Brendan Nyhan.  
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September 17, 2015

Joyce: Uylesses

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September 16, 2015

Cider

Make your own cider! Annie Proulx and Lew Nichols take you step-by-step through the cidermaking process, covering everything from the various types of apple presses to how to filter, fine, rack, and store your cider.

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