Category Archives: Politics

Can the Republic Strike Back?

By Andrew Sullivan in New York Magazine’s Intelligencer Whatever else it will be, Tuesday will be a relief. We will finally find out where we are in the surreal dystopia of the last two years. We will see, in a … Continue reading

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How Americans and Western Europeans compare on 4 key social and political issues

By Laura Silver of the Pew Research Center Majorities of Americans and Western Europeans see immigrants as beneficial to their economies rather than burdensome. A majority of Western Europeans support government regulation of business, but Americans are divided on whether … Continue reading

Posted in Europe, Pew Research, Politics, United States, Women

China’s Interference in U.S. Politics is Just Beginning — To Inform is to Influence

President Trump publically called out China for trying to influence American politics ahead of the midterm elections, tweeting that China is “actively trying to impact and change our election by attacking our farmers, ranchers and industrial workers because of their … Continue reading

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Are Americans Shifting The Rest Of Their Identity To Match Their Politics?

By Perry Bacon Jr. of FiveThirtyEight We generally think of a person’s race or religion as being fixed — and that those parts of identity (being black, say, or evangelical Christian) drive political views. Most African-Americans vote Democratic. Most evangelical Christians … Continue reading

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The odds are about 3 in 4 that the Democrats take back the House next month

FiveThirtyEight’s latest analysis shows Democrats taking control of the House of Representatives on November 6. And if you want more, get your political fix from these FiveThirtyEight predictions and analyses: Is Kavanaugh Helping Republicans’ Midterm Chances? by Nate Silver Democrats … Continue reading

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