Monthly Archives: September 2019

Race in America 2019

Juliana Menasce Horowitz, Anna Brown and Kiana Cox of Pew Research – Most Americans say it’s now more common for people to express racist or racially insensitive views; more than four-in-ten say it’s more acceptable. Americans see disadvantages for blacks … Continue reading

Posted in Donald Trump, Pew Research, Racism, United States

Many People Around the World Are Unhappy With How Democracy Is Working

Discontent is tied to concerns about the economy, individual rights and out-of-touch elites Richard Wike, Laura Silver and Alexandra Castillo of Pew Research – Anger at political elites, economic dissatisfaction and anxiety about rapid social changes have fueled political upheaval … Continue reading

Posted in Democracy, Pew Research

What Democrats Love About Joe Biden

Taegan Goddard of Political Wire – Joe Biden certainly hasn’t been great in the candidate debates. At this stage, his advisers know that they are unlikely to win over many progressive activists or dominate the highly educated demographic that has … Continue reading

Posted in 2020 election, Democrats, Joe Biden

Elderly Couple Says United Kicked Them Off Flight. Does That Matter?

Rich Thomaselli in Travel Pulse – Two years after the infamous incident in which United Airlines had an elderly passenger physically dragged off a flight, the carrier is being accused of a similar episode. Married couple Drs. Jessie Au and … Continue reading

Posted in Travel

What Does Invoking The 25th Amendment Actually Look Like?

Julia Azari, associate professor of political science at Marquette University, in FiveThirtyEight – Television shows are writing the 25th Amendment into their ripped-from-the-headlines storylines. Pundits debate the possibilities of the removal and succession of the president if he is incapacitated. … Continue reading

Posted in Constitutional law, Donald Trump, FBI