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Trump’s job approval shows the Democrats’ dilemma in 2018

Summary: After one year in office, after 12 months of continuous bombardment by his political foes, Trump’s job approval numbers have held steady for six months (they dropped after the honeymoon). This is key to understanding the current situation in US politics — and what lies ahead in the potentially decisive 2018 and 2020 elections. …

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The amazing numbers behind the #MeToo movement!

Summary: Journalists tell us exciting, even heart-breaking, stories about #MeToo. That’s how they build a narrative. But to understand we need to see the numbers, like the ones shown here. A look at the best available numbers NYT: “We Asked 615 Men About How They Conduct Themselves at Work.” The NYT hired Morning Consult to …

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A new generation of Americans doesn’t value free speech

Summary: It’s another sign of America’s decay. As adults, they are unlikely to change their values. Soon two generations of Americans won’t value free speech . These young people are part of America, and eventually will be America. Let’s fix this problem before it is too late. The Republic seems strong, rock-like, even eternal. But we …

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Losing Faith in American democracy

Let’s act now so that America doesn’t end from this pitiful, even disgraceful, cause

Summary: What happens when people lose faith in their political regime? Yesterday’s post gave us the Terrifying news about the state of the Republic: each generations of Americans has less faith in democracy than their parents. Today Foa and Mounk explain what happens next. We are locking ourselves into guaranteed failure: we don’t work our political machinery, which …

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