“Democracy is the art of running the circus from the monkey cage.” — H.L. Mencken
Monkey Cage Topic Guides
This page lists topic guides compiled from articles published at the Monkey Cage. 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. And the TMC newsletter is changing shape — sign up here to keep receiving our smart analysis.
These TMC topic guides are a new initiative. More guides are in development and guides are updated regularly. If you have questions, spot errors, or find broken links, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- January 2021 Political Crisis
- 2020 Election
- The Biden Administration’s First Hundred Days
- Black Lives Matter
- Civil-Military Relations
- Climate Change
- Gender and Politics
- LGBTQ+ Politics Around the World
- The Supreme Court
- Technology, the Internet, and Politics
- The Iran Nuclear Program and US-Iran Crises
- The Trump Administration, Bureaucratic Politics, and Expertise
- The War in Afghanistan
TMC is grateful to Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service for supporting this project, the Carnegie Corporation, the Democracy Fund, and the Hewlett Foundation for supporting TMC, and to Satya Adabala, Jacob Cohen, Alana Hendy, Agnieszka Krotzer, Kathryn Long, Mica Maltzman, and Julio Salmeron-Perla for their help preparing and updating the topic guides.