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Covid is facing a resurgence in the US, and so is Trumpian politics

Covid is facing a resurgence in the US, and so is...

After a moment of hope, much is sliding backwards. It’s not Biden’s fault; it’s Trump’s legacyDespair is worse after hope is briefly ignited. I don’t know about you, but I was elated earlier this spring when it seemed as if Trump and Covid were gone, and Biden seemed surprisingly able and willing to get the…
The Mysterious Case Of 2020’s Polling Error

The Mysterious Case Of 2020’s Polling Error

In this installment of the FiveThirtyEight Politics podcast, the crew looks back at the record number of Democrats who ran for president in 2020 and assesses where they are now. They also review a new report from the American Association for Public Opinion Research on why election polls were historically off in 2020.
Will A Pro-Vaccination Push By GOP Leaders Change The Minds Of Unvaccinated Americans?

Will A Pro-Vaccination Push By GOP Leaders Change The Minds Of...

Welcome to FiveThirtyEight’s politics chat. The transcript below has been lightly edited. sarah (Sarah Frostenson, politics editor): With the delta variant of the coronavirus surging in the U.S. and COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations once again on the rise, there is a renewed sense of urgency that people get vaccinated — as the rate of vaccination…
How Do You Convince People to Eat Less Meat?

How Do You Convince People to Eat Less Meat?

In early July, Spain’s minister of consumer affairs, Alberto Garzón, posted a short video on Twitter urging Spaniards to decrease their meat consumption. From a political communication perspective, it was flawless. He listed the many ways large-scale meat production and consumption harm humans, the environment, and animals, all backed by peer-reviewed science. He focused on…
Better Rules Won’t Fix Democracy

Better Rules Won’t Fix Democracy

For all that ails Western democracy at the moment, it certainly doesn’t lack diagnoses. Critics such as Jonathan Rauch insist that a surfeit of popular sovereignty has tipped the delicate balance of self-governance in the direction of strongman ethnic nationalism. Norman Ornstein and Thomas E. Mann call out the structural woes that afflict America’s two-party…
How to Set Up Customized Alexa News Flash Briefings

How to Set Up Customized Alexa News Flash Briefings

Alexa is arguably the greatest news update tool of all time, providing timely news updates on everything from Philadephia Eagle’s scores to national politics. Now, you can enjoy customized Alexa news flash briefings.Read This Article on How-To Geek ›
‘You held the line’: Police heroism in spotlight at Jan. 6 hearing

‘You held the line’: Police heroism in spotlight at Jan. 6...

Police testified about defending the Capitol at an emotional congressional hearing, where their courage shone through the swirling politics.
Basavaraj Bommai: Seasoned leader & BSY loyalist

Basavaraj Bommai: Seasoned leader & BSY loyalist

Karnataka's chief minister-designate Basavaraj Bommai has demolished the myth that only a core BJP member, not those who joined the party from outside, can lead the government. While a few BJP leaders took to intense lobbying to succeed Yediyurappa, Bommai played his cards close to his chest, running with the hare and hunting with the…
Infrastructure Talks Are On the Verge of Collapse—Unless They’re Not

Infrastructure Talks Are On the Verge of Collapse—Unless They’re Not

This article is part of the The DC Brief, TIME’s politics newsletter. Sign up here to get stories like this sent to your inbox every weekday. Perhaps you’ve seen the ESPN tweet that has drawn some legitimately funny responses, asking people on the social media platform to name something that feels like an Olympic sport…
Nicolas: Vaccination campaigns have much to learn from political ones

Nicolas: Vaccination campaigns have much to learn from political ones

One would think all the sophisticated knowledge about politics would transfer to public-health strategy.

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