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TMC Topic Guides
This page lists topic guides compiled from articles published at the Monkey Cage (TMC). Our mission is to connect political scientists and the political conversation by creating a compelling forum, developing publicly focused scholars, and building an informed audience. Using the discipline’s research, we illuminate the news, inform civic discussion, and help make sense of the circus that is politics. TMC is an independent site currently publishing at the Washington Post. You can read more about our mission and our editorial team here.
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U.S. Politics and Policy
- 2022 U.S. Midterm Elections
- January 2021 Political Crisis
- 2020 Election
- The Biden Administration
- Black Lives Matter
- Civil-Military Relations (includes global coverage)
- The Supreme Court
- Technology, the Internet, and Politics
- The Trump Administration, Bureaucratic Politics, and Expertise
- The War in Afghanistan
- U.S. Taxation
TMC is grateful to Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service and the Mortara Center for International Studies for supporting this project, and to the Carnegie Corporation, the Democracy Fund, and the Hewlett Foundation for supporting TMC. TMC also thanks Satya Adabala, Isabella Artaza, Jacob Cohen, Tabitha Gillespie, Elizabeth Gutierrez, Sara Hakimi, Alana Hendy, Robin Huang, Agnieszka Krotzer, Kathryn Long, Michael Losacco, Mica Maltzman, Julio Salmeron-Perla, and Noah Smith for their help preparing and updating the topic guides.