People scaling the outside walls of the U.S. Capitol during the Jan. 6 protests and insurrection in Washington, D.C.

The insurrection will be tweeted

Jan. 20, 2021

Years ago, a CU Boulder professor warned of violence fueled by viral lies from former president Donald J. Trump.

"The Bosses of the Senate" by Puck, 1889. (Image via Library of Congress)

Unlocking a century’s worth of congressional testimony

Jan. 15, 2021

Historian Vilja Hulden, who is conducting a sweeping analysis of congressional lobbying from 1877 onward, has landed a major fellowship that will support her research.

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Talking criminal justice with Benjamin Levin

Nov. 18, 2020

Law Professor Benjamin Levin discusses the relationship between the COVID-19 pandemic and criminal justice reform, police unions and their role in policymaking, and mass incarceration in the United States.

Poll workers. (Photo by Glenn Asakawa/University of Colorado)

A national nail-biter and a Colorado ‘blue wave’—political scientists weigh in on 2020 election

Nov. 4, 2020

With results still being counted, threats of lawsuits and some suggesting it could be days or even weeks before the presidential race is resolved, election night was far from decisive. But a few things did emerge as certain.

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Election Day math: New study probes how people make decisions

Oct. 29, 2020

Social groups with a mix of hasty and more deliberate decision-makers may have the best chance of making the right choices, according to new mathematical research.

Blake Leeper

Court ruling barring ‘blade runner’ from Olympics is scientifically unfounded, studies suggest

Oct. 28, 2020

The highest court in sports ruled that Blake Leeper cannot compete in the Olympic Games in Tokyo because his prostheses give him a competitive advantage. CU Boulder studies suggest otherwise, and the researchers who conducted those studies say the ruling is discriminatory.

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Colorado survey shows red-blue gender divide, concerns about Election Day violence

Oct. 19, 2020

Joe Biden and John Hickenlooper hold high single-digit leads in Colorado, according to the new Colorado Political Climate Survey released by the American Politics Research Lab at CU Boulder. The poll found that while the state's women are leaning overwhelmingly blue, Donald Trump holds a slight lead among Colorado men, and male voters are split evenly on the U.S. Senate race.

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Who puts up election yard signs and why?

Sept. 8, 2020

In a new book, CU Boulder's Anand Sokhey details his research on whether yard signs work, what they say about us and how they shape our neighborhoods.

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How a CU law professor helped change Washington’s football mascot

July 13, 2020

Carla Fredericks, an associate professor of law, helped organize a campaign that changed the NFL.

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Politics driving personal economic decisions amid COVID-19

June 25, 2020

Researchers found Republican traders were more optimistic about a stock market rebound than non-Republicans.