Summary: Trump has proven himself a clown president, who intends to damage the government and refocus it on the needs of the 1%. But more importantly, he has shown the hollowness of America's political regime. Powerful people have taken notice, people with a greater appetite for power. If Trump can win the Presidency, then so can … Continue reading Trump’s win revealed the hollowness of US politics. Stronger leaders will exploit this.
Summary: This is the scariest thing you'll read this year. For a decade, since 4 July 2006, I've warned that the Republic was dying from our neglect -- that the Constitution has died in our hearts (the only place it lived). Surveys, such as Gallup's Confidence in Institutions poll, showed the rot. Now a larger … Continue reading New research reveals the people guilty of wrecking America!
Summary: Campaign 2016 and the advent of Trump have brought the crisis in journalism to the front pages. Fake news, conflicts with the president, calls for advocacy journalism, loss of the public's trust -- together these are forcing journalists to reconsider the craft and their business. Failure to find solutions will mean a new information … Continue reading Trump brings the crisis in journalism to a flashpoint
Summary: The results of the election are in! The Republic lost, with a new President who got second place in the public vote. Then came a barrage of lies about the simple facts of the election, propaganda which our institutions seem unable to fight. Can we reform the Electoral College before 2020? That will show if the … Continue reading Who won the election? Were the polls accurate? What lessons learned?
Summary: We've frittered away the 2016 election talking mostly about personalities and trivia. But this partisan sniping, each side seeing only its own version of America, reveals the breakdown of trust that social scientists have long warned about. Deteriorating for decades, it has become one of our core problems. It makes solutions to other problems … Continue reading We no longer trust each other, or America. It’s our core problem.
Summary: The Chapman University Survey reveals American's top fears. Many of them are exaggerated; some are delusional, most are influenced by the sea of propaganda that blankets America. Here we see one reason why the reform of America is so difficult. For the third year, the Chapman University Survey of American Fears asked 1,500+ adult … Continue reading A new survey reveals American’s top fears, showing our true selves
Summary: The polls dominate the election news, but there are better ways to forecasts of its results. Here is one of the best: aggregating the various forecasting models. The results gives us time to prepare for the Clinton administration. See below for links to posts describing what we'll see. Prediction: a landslide for Hillary Clinton … Continue reading PollyVote gives a reliable forecast about the Election. Prepare for Hillary.