Category Archives: Demographics

Neoliberalism: The Idea That Swallowed The World

The word “neoliberalism” has become a rhetorical weapon, but it properly names the reigning ideology of our era – one that venerates the logic of the market and strips away the things that make us human. Last summer, researchers at … Continue reading

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A Census Question That Could Change How Power Is Divided in America

By Emily Badger of the New York Times ‘Is this person a citizen?’ The answer could mean less representation for populous states and big cities. A citizenship question on the 2020 census has already drawn challenges from states that fear … Continue reading

Posted in Controversial, Demographics, Immigrants, New York Times, United States

The Electoral College Blind Spot

By Nate Silver of FiveThirtyEight Donald Trump’s victory in 2016 came despite the fact that he lost the popular vote by 2.1 percentage points, making for the widest discrepancy between the popular vote and the Electoral College since 1876. So … Continue reading

Posted in Demographics, Donald Trump, Elections, FiveThirtyEight, Hillary Clinton

Video: Can we still trust polls?

By Courtney Kennedy of Pew Research Center Donald Trump’s victory in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, as well as the UK’s decision to leave the European Union through “Brexit,” rattled public confidence in polls. Since these two major world events … Continue reading

Posted in Candidates, Controversial, Demographics, Elections, Pew Research, Political parties, Politics, polls

Rating Changes in 19 House Races: All Toward Democrats

By Nathan L. Gonzales of Roll Call In total, 68 GOP-held seats are now rated competitive Despite forecasts of a blue tsunami, it’s still not guaranteed that Democrats will win back the House majority. But the playing field of competitive … Continue reading

Posted in Candidates, Democrats, Demographics, Elections, House of Representatives, Nathan Gonzales, Political parties, polls, Republicans, Roll Call, Thought-Provoking Analysis