Category Archives: government

Is Trump’s Legitimacy At Risk?

By Julia Azari of Marquette University for FiveThirtyEight Has the guilt of Trump’s aides affected his ability to govern? Max Boot, a writer for the Washington Post, addressed this question in a recent article: “Trump is now an illegitimate president … Continue reading

Posted in Democracy, Donald Trump, government, Paul Manafort, Washington Post

The Policymakers Saved the Financial System. And America Never Forgave Them.

By Neil Irwin in the New York Times Crisis and Consequences: A decade ago this week, Wall Street imploded. It’s hard to overstate how deeply Americans despised their government’s response to the global financial crisis. It has helped shape the … Continue reading

Posted in Finance, government, Money, New York Times, Thought-Provoking Analysis

Unmusical Chairs

By Rebecca Solnit in Harper’s It’s often forgotten that the idea of the political spectrum—of politics having a left and right—has a physical origin. It comes from the seating arrangements at the National Assembly of 1789, the first year of … Continue reading

Posted in France, government, Thought-Provoking Analysis

All Politics Is National Because All Media Are National

By Dan Hopkins of FiveThirtyEight It didn’t used to be this way. State and local governments have a huge influence on citizens’ daily lives. They spend people’s tax dollars. They decide how schools operate and what constitutes a crime. And … Continue reading

Posted in FiveThirtyEight, government, Media