Category Archives: United States

6 charts on how Russians and Americans see each other

By Jacob Poushter of Pew Research Americans’ views of Russia have declined in the past year – and so have Russians’ views of the United States, according to a new Pew Research Center survey. Currently, roughly a quarter or fewer … Continue reading

Posted in Pew Research, Russia, United States

Trump Is Again Playing Hamlet Over Shutting Down The Government

By Stan Collender in The Budget Guy “To shut down or not to shut down” is what Donald Trump is yet again agonizing over right before our eyes. I first posted about Trump’s tendency to be overly melodramatic about this … Continue reading

Posted in Donald Trump, government, leadership, Thought-Provoking Analysis, United States

What effect does the Trump circus have on the world?

By Fareed Zakaria of the Washington Post It’s easy to get distracted by the circus of the Trump presidency. But what is its larger effect? A persistent complaint from Asian countries has been that while the United States worries about … Continue reading

Posted in China, trade, United States

How religious groups voted in the midterm elections

By Elizabeth Podrebarac Sciupac and Gregory A. Smith of Pew Research A preliminary analysis of the 2018 midterm elections finds considerable continuity in the voting patterns of several key religious groups. 17% of voters were religiously unaffiliated, up from 12% … Continue reading

Posted in Pew Research, Political parties, Religion, United States

When the dreaded ‘other’ is an angry white man

By John Blake, CNN Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham once delivered an odd warning: “We’re not generating enough angry white guys to stay in business for the long term,” he said, while attending the 2012 Republican National Convention. No one is … Continue reading

Posted in Guns and gun control, Racism, terrorism, United States