It’s Not Only about the Mousetrap

Over the past decade, there has been an explosion in field experiments designed to find the best techniques for mobilizing American voters. These efforts have expanded significantly our understanding of “what works” for getting voters to the polls. Yet, the focus of these efforts has almost exclusively been on the best tactics for mobilization, or the mousetrap, without significant consideration of possible differences across voters themselves.

Doing the Right Thing Is Good Politics

Providing administrative relief for at least 6 million of the unauthorized immigrants currently in the United States is the right thing for President Barack Obama to do for the country and, most importantly, for the hard-working human beings who have been used as pawns in the immigration debate for far too long.