Author: Jessica Tarlov, opinion contributor

Midterms update: Who’s on top?

The midterm elections are less than 50 days away and there are new, high-quality surveys on an almost daily basis. It’s both a blessing and a curse to have so much data available. I love to track the trendlines and dig into a result when there’s an unexpected question or finding, but having so much…

Societies need ‘Queen-like’ glue

“Enough with the Queen!” By Monday morning, Howard Stern was sick of the coverage of Queen Elizabeth II’s death. Granted, we’d been in a 24-hour news cycle on her impact, the history, the arrangements, and the anecdotes since she passed last week.  There was a lot of other stuff going on, too. Ukraine staged a…

Boris Johnson’s sad end to a surprising and complicated political career

I worked on Boris Johnson’s mayoral re-election campaign in 2012. You may be wondering, “What’s a nice liberal girl from New York City doing working for a British Conservative?” The short answer: I was finishing my Ph.D. at the London School of Economics. Conservatives over there aren’t anything like conservatives here in America, and he…