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August 15, 2013 8:31 AM Why Sit-Ins Succeed - Or Fail

In view of yesterday’s events in Egypt, I wanted to encourage writers to see Erica Chenoweth’s article at Foreign Affairs with the same title as this blog post from earlier this week. She writes: Civil resistance involves unarmed people using...

By Joshua Tucker

September 17, 2012 11:38 AM Anti-Film Riots in Middle East Much Smaller than Arab Spring Protests

While media reports on the Arab uprisings discussed the difficulty of estimating crowd size and pondered what percentage of the population they represented, much of the current media coverage of the recent riots that erupted throughout the Muslim world on...

By John Sides

August 16, 2012 10:14 AM Pussy Riot - In Their Own Words

While Americans continue to fret about whether Paul Ryan will help or hurt Mitt Romney’s presidential chances, a remarkable drama is unfolding in the Russian political sphere. Three members of the Russian “feminist punk-rock collective” Pussy Riot have been on...

By Joshua Tucker

August 15, 2012 9:54 AM Compassionate Conservatism

Paul Ryan makes jokes as a 71-year-old man, yelling about the threat Ryan poses to Social Security and Medicare, is wrestled to the ground by two police officers. The man isn’t threatening, he’s not cursing, and he’s nowhere near Ryan:...

By Mark Kleiman

December 19, 2011 9:00 AM The Politics of the 1 Percent

My new post at 538 looks at some new research on the political attitudes of the very wealthy.  Perhaps unsurprisingly, they are different than the proverbial 99 percent! [Cross-posted at The Monkey Cage]...

By John Sides