Author: Galen Druke

When Did The Party Of Reagan End?

In the popular understanding of American history, President Ronald Reagan’s tenure in office marked the beginning of a new era for the Republican Party and American politics. His presidency served as a blueprint for subsequent GOP politicians and even helped inspire a tack to the center amongst the New Democrats. But in “Partisans: The Conservative […]

We’re Looking For A Freelance Audio Editor For Our Politics Podcast

The next few months are going to be exciting — and busy! — for the FiveThirtyEight Politics Podcast. We’re seeking a freelance audio editor to work two days a week and help make our Politics podcast sound crisp, clear and well-paced. Responsibilities: Edit two hour-long podcasts per week, on Mondays and Thursdays (and some Wednesdays). […]

Will Democrats Continue To Win In Georgia In 2022?

In the 2020 election cycle, Georgia found itself at the center of the American political universe. Georgians handed control of the U.S. Senate to Democrats in a pair of dramatic runoffs and voted for a Democrat for president for the first time in 28 years. In his new book, “Flipped: How Georgia Turned Purple and […]

How Education Became Today’s Wedge Issue

You could say education has become something of a wedge issue, or, in other words, an issue that parties use to try to divide the opposing party to shake loose new voters. In this installment of the FiveThirtyEight Politics podcast, Galen Druke speaks with political science professors Sunshine Hillygus and Patrick Eagan about the history […]

Russia, Ukraine And The Risk of Nuclear War

In this installment of the FiveThirtyEight Politics podcast, Galen Druke speaks with James M. Acton, the co-director of the Nuclear Policy Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, about how leaders and experts quantify the risks of a …

Politics Podcast: How To Think About The Risk Of Nuclear War

As the war in Ukraine enters its third week, the threat of a nuclear conflict has hung over much of what has unfolded. NATO countries have refused to send troops into Ukraine and, despite the Ukrainian government’s pleas, declined to enforce a No Fly Zone over the country. The reason, they say, is that to […]