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Did James Comey cost Hillary Clinton the 2016 election: A guide to the debate

A pair of political science professors are out with a seemingly significant study: Despite Hillary Clinton saying she would be president if not for James B. Comey — and FiveThirtyEight, among others, lending credence to that claim — “We don’t think so,” declare Costas Panagopoulos and Aaron …


Maryland’s 3rd District: America's Most Gerrymandered Congressional District

Maryland’s 3rd congressional district, the most gerrymandered in the nation, is a Rorschach test in the most literal sense. The Washington Post …

U.S. Congress

If Russia can create fake ‘Black Lives Matter’ accounts, who will next?

Global Opinions<p>October 15, 2017 at 7:14 PM<p>Russian-run bots flooded Twitter during the 2016 U.S. presidential election. (Kacper Pempel/Reuters)<p>Send a spy to spread rumors on the other side of the front line. Drop leaflets into enemy territory. Debilitate the enemy using its own people, in their own …

Black Lives Matter

Aiding Transgender Case, Sessions Defies His Image on Civil Rights

WASHINGTON — The Justice Department has dispatched an experienced federal hate crimes lawyer to Iowa to help prosecute a man charged with murdering a transgender high school student last year, a highly unusual move that officials said was personally initiated by Attorney General Jeff Sessions.<p>In …

Rights & Freedoms

Parental leave expands for California workers so they can bond with their newborns

Under a new law to combat workplace inequities, some 2.7 million California mothers and fathers will gain the right to a long-sought benefit: 12 …

Parental Leave

A lopsided map, heated primaries, and Trump: Where the 2018 Senate races stand today

At first glance, some of 2018's most pivotal elections look very promising for Republicans.<p>Democrats have to play defense — big league. Of the 11 Senate seats the party controls in states President Donald Trump won in 2016, ten senators are up for reelection in the upcoming vote.<p>"When you look at …


Student Attitudes Free Speech Survey - Full Text - FIRE

<b>Self-Expression</b><p>Students were asked to identify whether they feel comfortable sharing ideas and opinions in their college classrooms. <b>Very liberal</b> …


Here's Why Debunking Viral Climate Myths Is Almost Impossible, In One Animated Chart

A British newspaper admitted that a controversial climate article from February was misleading and inaccurate. The story’s claims have received at least 752,300 shares, likes, comments, or other interactions on social media.


How Diverse Are US Newsrooms?

The 2017 ASNE Newspaper Diversity Survey measures the percentage of women and minorities working in US newsrooms.


1. Partisan divides over political values widen

The gap between the political values of Democrats and Republicans is now larger than at any point in Pew Research Center surveys dating back to 1994, …


What Would It Take To Flip States In The 2016 Election? | FiveThirtyEight

Change the settings below to see how shifts in party preference and turnout by different demographic groups would affect the 2016 presidential …


Counties That Changed Party In The 2016 US Presidential Election VS 2012

<i>Map created by reddit user viktor72</i><p>The map above shows which counties switched party in the 2016 US Presidential election compared to 2012. Red …

Here's what the US electoral map looks like adjusted for population

New 2016 election data released this week shows where Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton and Republican President-elect Donald Trump won and lost.<p>After each of the last four presidential elections, University of Michigan physicist Mark Newman produced a series of maps showing the results while …


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First Monday in October

(Photo: Sharon McCloskey)The United States Supreme Court opens its new term on Monday, already loaded with blockbuster cases headed for argument in …


'Meghan who?' LA shrugs over Harry's hometown girlfriend

BBC News, Los Angeles<p><b>Pictures of Prince Harry's first public appearance with Meghan Markle in Toronto were beamed around the world this week and put his American girlfriend firmly in the spotlight.</b><p>Tough. Troubled. Gang-scarred.<p>If you read the British tabloid press you would think the actress grew …

Royal Family

September archives: California politics news feed

This is Essential Politics, our in-the-moment look at California political and government news.<p><b>Sign up for our free newsletter for analysis and more, and subscribe to the California Politics Podcast</b><b>. Also don't miss our Essential Politics page in Sunday's California section.</b><p>California …


The Real Story Of 2016 – FiveThirtyEight

All posts tagged“The Real Story Of 2016”<p>Jan. 26, 2017<p>Jan. 23, 2017

Nate Silver

The Media Has A Probability Problem

The media’s demand for certainty — and its lack of statistical rigor — is a bad match for our complex world.<p><i>This is the 11th and final article in a</i></i> …


It looks like Obama did spy on Trump, just as he apparently did to me

Many in the media are diving deeply into minutiae in order to discredit any notion that President Trump might have been onto something in March when …

United States

Over 40 million people caught in modern slavery, 152 million in child labour – UN

19 September 2017 – More than 40 million people around the world were victims of modern slavery – forced labour and forced marriage – in 2016, a …


A Chilling Study Shows How Hostile College Students Are Toward Free Speech

featuring John Villasenor via The Washington Post<p>Here’s the problem with suggesting that upsetting speech warrants “safe spaces,” or otherwise conflating mere words with physical assault: If speech is violence, then violence becomes a justifiable response to speech.

College & University

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Press Release

A new report from the Broadband Commission for Sustainable Development entitled "Digital skills for life and work" shows that education systems …


Sanders won landslide NH Democratic primary vote, but Clinton ties him in delegate count

Although Bernie Sanders won the first-in-the-nation Democratic primary by a landslide margin of 60 percent to 38 percent over Hillary Clinton, the …


Shifting the Focus

A swirling pinkish orb, emerging out of the void.Voiceover: “Hundreds of years down the line, who’s going to know who was the president of the United …


Nation of immigrants

Cake Is His ‘Art.’ So Can He Deny One to a Gay Couple?

LAKEWOOD, Colo. — Jack Phillips bakes beautiful cakes, and it is not a stretch to call him an artist. Five years ago, in a decision that has led to a Supreme Court showdown, he refused to use his skills to make a wedding cake to celebrate a same-sex marriage, saying it would violate his Christian …


Hispanic Heritage Month

WATCH VIDEO ON DEMAND<p>Premiering in 2013, The Latino Americans was the first major documentary series for television to chronicle the rich and varied …