An interesting graphic from PEW RESEARCH published January 18, 2019 on Trump’s third year approval rating. What is interesting is seeing other Presidents ranked in time along with Trump. As is normal with Pew Research, the accompanying article has an excellent summary of their methods and interpretation of the results.
In a very scary posting, Bernard E. Harcourt writes in the New York Review of Books Daily: President Trump makes constant use of the language and logic of the “new right,” a toxic blend of antebellum white supremacy, twentieth-century fascism, European far-right movements of the 1970s, and today’s self-identified “alt-right.” And his words and deeds … [Read more…]
A post in the New York Review of Books by James Kirchick sums up Trump’s penchant for the weird (conspiracy theories) and his far-right beliefs. We can read it here.
In the December 1st New York Times, this opinion piece on Trump’s mental health: To the Editor: I am the editor of “The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump: 27 Psychiatrists and Mental Health Experts Assess a President.” We represent a much larger number of concerned mental health professionals who have come forward to warn against … [Read more…]
An analysis from the Guardian (11/19/17) on “Why are libertarians lining up with autocrats to undermine democracy?” is found here. However, the long-term corrosive effect of Russia’s use of disinformation to break down trust in western institutions is hard to measure and may be unmeasurable. What is clear is that it is continuing with the … [Read more…]
In a great article capturing the current efforts to make stupid “right”, Ariel Dorfman pulls together the stings in “Trump’s War on Knowledge.” From the NY Review of Books NYR Daily column, Oct 12, 2017.
Trump’s unfitness for office is a scathing reduction of the first six months of the Trump administration.
Jill Lapore hits the nail on the head in her comment in the June 5, 2017 New Yorker “The Strategy of Truth.” Trump and Ailes
The Tangled Story Behind Trump’s False Claims Of Voter Fraud A nice bit of background information from the folks (Maggie Koerth-Baker) at FIVETHIRTYEIGHT.com with some statistical education (for me anyway) thrown in. Amazing what you can do with stats.
From the Washington Post this morning, an analysis of the problems with the ACA by Jonathan Gruber. He is Ford Professor of Economics at MIT and worked on both the Massachusetts health-care reform and the Affordable Care Act. The article is here. What supporters of the AHCA are not admitting, however, is that the ACA’s … [Read more…]