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Apple, Trump, the government: can anybody find me someone to trust?

Public trust in the US government has been statistically low for years. So what, or who, will replaces it as the public entity in which people can place their faith?<p>If you wanted proof that Americans trust Apple more than they trust their own government, look no further than the FBI encryption …

Antitrust Laws

Americans' Trust in Government Near All-Time Low, Survey Finds

American’s trust of government is near an all-time low just one year out from the 2016 general election, according to a new survey, even as most …

Pew Research Center

Trust in Government Is Collapsing Around the World

The trend helps explain Trump and Brexit. What’s next?<p>On Wednesday, Facebook made an announcement that you’d think would only matter to Facebook users and publishers: It will modify its News Feed algorithm to favor content posted by a user’s friends and family over content posted by media outlets. …

Political Science

Zachary Roth on Voting Rights, the Constitution, and Our Future

Two years ago, Republicans won 52 percent of the congressional vote nationwide but won 57 percent of the seats in Congress. Some of those extra seats came from Pennsylvania, where Democrats actually won a slight majority of the total congressional vote but won only five of the state’s 18 seats in …