Category Archives: United States

5 Scenarios For How Mueller’s Investigation Could End

By Amelia Thomson-DeVeaux in FiveThirtyEight – Trump is implicated in some form of coordination with Russia to interfere with the 2016 election. Trump is implicated in obstruction of justice. Trump isn’t accused of wrongdoing, but someone close to him is. … Continue reading

Posted in Controversial, Donald Trump, Elections, FiveThirtyEight, Impeachment, Robert Mueller, Rule of Law, Thought-Provoking Analysis, United States, White House, WikiLeaks

When To Trust A Story That Uses Unnamed Sources

By Perry Bacon Jr. of FiveThirtyEight – The various investigations into the Trump administration and its alleged ties to Russia are hard to follow. The allegations are sometimes muddled, the probes are still ongoing, and all sides in the dispute … Continue reading

Posted in Crisis communication, Democracy, Donald Trump, Fake news, FBI, FiveThirtyEight, Geopolitical, government, Internet, Journalism, Politics, Putin, Robert Mueller, Russia, Social Media, Technology, Ukraine, United States, White House

Religious Typology: A new way to categorize Americans by religion

From the Pew Research Center – Most U.S. adults identify with a particular religious denomination or group. They describe themselves as Catholic, Baptist, Methodist, Jewish, Mormon or Muslim – to name just a few of the hundreds of identities or … Continue reading

Posted in Controversial, Pew Research, Religion, United States

F.B.I. Opened Inquiry Into Whether Trump Was Secretly Working on Behalf of Russia

By Adam Goldman, Michael S. Schmidt and Nicholas Fandos of the New York Times – In the days after President Trump fired James B. Comey as F.B.I. director, law enforcement officials became so concerned by the president’s behavior that they … Continue reading

Posted in Donald Trump, FBI, James Comey, Russia, United States

Gun deaths in US reach highest level in nearly 40 years, CDC data reveal

By Jacqueline Howard, CNN Gun deaths in America have reached a record high. Nearly 40,000 people in the United States died by guns last year, marking the highest number of gun deaths in decades. Continue reading…

Posted in Controversial, Guns and gun control, United States