Party sorting to blame for political stalemate

Political gridlock in contemporary U.S. politics can be explained by the increased sorting of the Democratic and Republican parties, says Stanford political scientist Morris Fiorina.

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Law and the history of American militias

In a Q&A, Stanford Law Professor Gregory Ablavsky discusses the history of militias in the U.S. and their legality.

Birds’ cultural benefits

Around the world, birds are deeply embedded in human culture. New research finds the birds people value most are under the greatest threat from deforestation and climate change.

A conversation with Sarah Church, vice provost for undergraduate education

Physics Professor Sarah Church talks about taking on her new role as vice provost for undergraduate education during the pandemic, her commitment to undergraduate education and the university’s efforts to help students and instructors navigate the teaching and learning challenges of the upcoming academic year.

Wildfire weather

Unusual lightning strikes sparked the massive wildfires burning across California. Stanford climate and wildfire experts discuss extreme weather’s role in current and future wildfires, as well as ways to combat the trend toward bigger, more intense conflagrations.

Wildfires’ health impacts

California’s massive wildfires bring a host of health concerns for vulnerable populations, firefighters and others. Kari Nadeau and Mary Prunicki of Stanford’s Sean N. Parker Center for Allergy and Asthma Research discuss related threats, preparedness and ongoing research.