Trump and the increasing politics behind political science

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Trump and the increasing politics behind political science

The political “war on science” has come full circle: In claiming massive voter fraud in the presidential election, President Trump is effectively questioning political science. Similar fraud charges previously have been debunked by academic studies

Politics this week

The Economist
Surrounded by Washington’s power-brokers, Mr Trump’s inauguration speech was a remarkable populist attack on political elites, whom he lambasted for neglecting “struggling families”; he vowed to end “American carnage”. Americans, he said, would no …

Ahead of Theresa May’s Visit, Talk of Trade Deal Is Clouded by Politics

New York Times
A trade agreement would make for useful political theater on both sides of the Atlantic, particularly as President Barack Obama had pointedly warned that a deal would not easily happen.

The Politics of Cowardice

New York Times
Trump is on his political honeymoon, which should be a moment of joy and promise. But he seems to suffer from an angry form of anhedonia, the inability to experience happiness.

Broken Politics: From 9/11 To Today

Social Europe
The inauguration of President Trump, the separation of the UK from the European Union, the rise of the populist right across the US and Europe, and the political clampdown in Turkey imposed by President Erdogan, are among countless signs that the …

Emmanuel Macron finds new space in the centre of French politics

The Economist
The 39-year-old, a former banker, has only been in politics for a couple of years. Yet the media cover him incessantly, and polls put his support at 21%—a few points behind the two front-runners, the nationalist Marine Le Pen and the centre-right’s

In the Philippines, celebrity, melodrama, politics deeply entangled
Understanding Philippine national politics more broadly – and President Rodrigo Duterte’s success in particular – requires a serious look at the role of media and celebrity in the national electoral machine.

Trump Will Require All EPA Science to Be Screened by Political Staffers

Mother Jones
The Trump administration is requiring that political appointees review all Environmental Protection Agency studies and data prior to public release, according to a report from the Associated Press.

When Mark Dayton got into politics

Minnesota Public Radio News
Walter Mondale in the 1970s and served as Minnesota’s economic development commissioner. Dayton had also worked out of state as a teacher, an experience, he said, that influenced his politics. “I’ve seen what’s happened in other states that don’t have

Trump Floats 20 Percent Border Tax as Mexico Feud Deepens

The Trump administration floated a 20 percent tax on imports from Mexico to pay for a wall along the southern U.S. border, a plan revealed hours after Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto canceled his first meeting with the new U.S.

Sales are spiking for ‘1984,’ but it has a long history in politics

(CNN) George Orwell’s novel “1984” is among the dystopian novels finding new readerships since President Donald Trump’s election, with Kellyanne Conway’s use of the term “alternative facts” Sunday on NBC being compared to how the novel’s government …

Trump to GOP Gathering: Where’s My CIA Director?

New York Times
It was not the first time that Mr. Trump appeared to mix partisan politics and C.I.A business. He accused the C.I.A.’s previous leadership of playing politics after American intelligence agencies said they believed that Russia tried to help him win the

Politics behind NYT’s misuse of language – AEI

American Enterprise Institute
The country’s wide political divisions are causing a serious corruption of the language we use daily in the United States. Important and descriptive words that …

Politics Behind NYT’s Misuse of Language

The country’s wide political divisions are causing a serious corruption of the language we use daily in the United States.

11 ways company politics can thwart your projects

Workplace politics are ultimately types of behaviors or actions injected into business situations that can complicate, impede, or derail progress altogether.

The portrait is political in new Lesley University art exhibit
Cherry helped organize the student show as well as an accompanying exhibit called “Impolite-ic Politics.” That show will be just down the hall at Lesley’s Roberts Gallery and features three professional artists’ large-scale portrait paintings on

Why a tweeting president is so bad for our politics – The Washington …

Washington Post
President Trump’s tweeting raises the prospect of a serious abuse of power.

Several senior State Department officials leave posts: officials

Trump’s nominee for Secretary of State, former Exxon Mobil Corp chairman Rex Tillerson, has yet to be confirmed by the full Senate, leaving the agency in the hands of number three official Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Thomas Shannon.

The Politics of Ultrasound – The Atlantic

The Atlantic
The technology has been used to create sped-up videos that falsely depict a response to stimulus.

How the 19th-Century Know Nothing Party Reshaped American Politics

So went the rules of this secret fraternity that rose to prominence in 1853 and transformed into the powerful political party known as the Know Nothings.

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