Melvyn Pérez

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Donald Trump Didn’t Want to Win – and Neither Did His Campaign

On the afternoon of November 8, 2016, Kellyanne Conway settled into her glass office at Trump Tower. Right up until the last weeks of the race, the …

Donald Trump

Trump's wild first year of the presidency in one chart

The Google News Lab looked at the search trends for some of the biggest news events of Trump's presidency from Jan. 20 through Dec. 20. You can see …

Donald Trump

Why we need a new Democratic Party

<b>Hillary Clinton concedes the presidential election at the New Yorker Hotel on November 9, 2016 in New York City. (Getty/Justin Sullivan)</b><p>The DNC has become a giant fundraising machine, too often reflecting the goals and values of the moneyed interests<p>Robert Reich<p>November 11, 2016 11:00am (UTC)<p><i>This</i> …

Middle-class

How Trump Took Over the Media By Fighting It

He made himself the biggest news story since 9/11, and almost neutered the press in the process.<p>No matter who claims the presidency on November 8, the 2016 election was a story about one human being's domination of the media. Not since 9/11 has a single topic so colonized all of the media …

Donald Trump

What the FBI Files Reveal About Hillary Clinton’s Email Server

New documents tell the full, strange story of a technophobic VIP, a sloppy State Department, and the jerry-rigged computer that held it all together.<p>The scandal of Hillary Clinton’s “home brew” email server, as it is played out over more than a year and a half, has served as a Rorschach test for …

Security

Democrats Dismiss Voter-Fraud Worries, but Reality Intrudes

O’Keefe claimed to be Eminem and the Detroit mayor, and poll workers offered him a ballot.<p>Three federal courts have thrown out voter-ID laws in North …

Government

Anatomy of a Trump voter: How racism propelled Trump to the Republican nomination

<b>The Republican National Convention in Cleveland, July 19, 2016. (Reuters/Brian Snyder)</b><p>Data shows racism is a powerful predictor of Trump support — far more than economic concern<p>Sean McElwee<p>July 23, 2016 10:30am (UTC)<p>This week, Donald Trump formally accepted the Republican nomination, and many …

Donald Trump

In Response to Trump, Another Dangerous Movement Appears

The "too much democracy" train rolls on.<p>Last week's Brexit vote prompted pundits and social media mavens to wonder aloud if allowing dumb people to …

Political Science

The Reaction to Brexit Is the Reason Brexit Happened

In 1934, at the dawn of the Stalinist Terror, the great Russian writer Isaac Babel offered a daring quip at the International Writers Conference in …

Political Science

This is how the GOP rigged Congress: The secret plan that handcuffed Obama’s presidency, but backfired in Donald Trump

<b>David Daley (Paul Specht)</b><p>GOP stole the House with old trick in a brilliant modern form. A new book by Salon’s editor lays out every detail<p>Paul Rosenberg<p>June 13, 2016 9:58am (UTC)<p>The Republican Party is in crisis. It's an ongoing story played out in multiple episodes a day in recent weeks, and it's …

Government

The Psychological Quirk That Explains Why You Love Donald Trump

The popularity of the GOP front-runner can be explained by the Dunning-Kruger Effect.<p>Many commentators have argued that Donald Trump’s dominance in the GOP presidential race can be largely explained by ignorance; his candidacy, after all, is most popular among Republican voters without college …

Psychology

Noam Chomsky predicted the rise of Donald Trump six years ago

Both parties have colossally failed the American people. It was only a matter of time before a strongman stepped in<p>In an interview with Chris Hedges in 2010, Noam Chomsky, the world-renowned linguist and dissident intellectual, remarked that he has "never seen anything like this."<br>By <i>this</i>, he meant …

Two despised frontrunners, two dying parties and a deeply broken system: How did we get here?

Trump and Clinton may be the two most hated frontrunners in history, dueling symbols of a duopoly in decay<p>To paraphrase a great American poet of the 1980s, this is not our beautiful house. We get a tiny breather in the political calendar this week, and it’s a useful moment to take half a step back …

Donald Trump is the pinnacle of American stupidity: Why his campaign consummates decades of rising anti-intellectualism

It’s not that we’ve never seen anyone like Trump before. He’s just finishing the job begun by Reagan, Bush & Palin<p>During Tuesday’s Republican town hall in Milwaukee, it was not a candidate, but the host, Anderson Cooper, who had the best line of the night, when he told Donald Trump — in the …

We're rarely rational when we vote because we're rarely rational, period

Science can tell us lots about how voters will make their decisions in 2016. To appreciate those findings, first free yourself of the idea that humans are rational beings.<p>Rationality has taken a hit in various domains of decision-making. Economics used to be thought of as a realm of pure …

Psychology

There Is a War on Voting in the World's Greatest Democracy (Ours)

How long until we decide all this isn't a coincidence?<p>It is my considered opinion that, as far as the simple process of voting goes, the World's Last Great Democracy couldn't organize a two-car funeral if you spotted it the hearse. The primaries on Tuesday night were an endless carnival of …

Government

Millennials like socialism — until they get jobs

<b>Each week, In Theory takes on a big idea in the news and explores it from a range of perspectives. This week, we’re talking about the rise of socialism.</b><p><i>Emily Ekins is a research fellow and director of polling at the Cato Institute.</i><p>Millennials are the only age group in America in which a majority …

Middle-class

What happened in Arizona wasn’t an accident: When states make voting impossible, it’s for a very clear reason

<b>Voters wait in line at dawn to cast their ballot in Arizona's presidential primary election, Tuesday, March 22, 2016, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Matt York) (AP)</b><p>Arizona residents were forced to wait hours on line in order to vote in this week’s primary. Some were turned away.<p>Bob Cesca<p>March 24, 2016 …

Government

These 7 maps explain US strategy

What's striking about American strategy is its paradoxical nature, that each solution to a threat poses a new threat.<p>Since its birth, the US has sought to defend itself. It approaches each threat with a constant outward movement of attention and resources, and now it straddles the world.<p>This means …

Geopolitics

Robert Reich: America’s problem isn’t free trade — it’s the demise of an entire economic system

Factory work was once the backbone of the middle class. Now it’s all but gone, replaced by low-paying service jobs<p>Both Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump are blaming free-trade deals for the decline of working-class jobs and incomes. Are they right?<p>Clearly, America has lost a significant number of …

This speech could reignite Bernie Sanders: Here’s the argument he needs to make about capitalism

Sanders need to broaden his critique of the economy. If he makes this case, he’ll re-inspire millions<p>Despite the media's proclaiming the election over, Bernie Sanders still has another 35 states in which to compete--and he could still win, despite the media's attempt to discourage his supporters. …

Meet Saudi Arabia's stars of social media

<b>For a nation whose king calls himself "Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques", it's probably not surprising that Saudi Arabia's "superstars" of social media are clerics. Naturally, that fame does not come without controversy. So who are these prolific religious Tweeters whose followings compare to that</b> …

Social Media

'Idiocracy' Writer Says Satirical Film About Dumbed-Down America Has Become A 'Documentary'

“I thought the worst thing that would come true was everyone wearing Crocs,” said Etan Cohen.<p><i>When Joe awakens from 500 years of cryogenic sleep, he enters a world of total and utter idiocy. Intellectual curiosity is dead, as is social responsibility. “The intelligent,” the narrator explains, have</i> …

Satire

Shed no tears for Antonin Scalia: Let us not praise the man who gave us Citizens United and Bush v Gore

Scalia let the innocent die, trampled our basic rights, gutted democracy and gave us George W. Bush. Good riddance<p>Antonin Scalia was one of the most profoundly dishonest men in the history of American public life. He made Richard Nixon seem almost quaint by comparison. But that's not the impression …

Why looks count in elections

Those who watched the New Hampshire Republican debate surely made a mental note of aspects of the candidates’ appearances as they staked out their turf: Ted Cruz’s jutting chin, Ben Carson’s avuncular temples, Donald Trump’s blond, blond hair, Marco Rubio’s full cheeks and boyish manner.<p>It’s all …

Atlas Pobreza 2010 | Ministerio de Economía, Planificación y Desarrollo (MEPyD)

Publicaciones por Temas: Atlas Pobreza 2010<p>Puede descargar los atlas provinciales pinchando con el ratón (dando clic) sobre una provincia determinada …

The Future of World Religions: Population Growth Projections, 2010-2050

The religious profile of the world is rapidly changing, driven primarily by differences in fertility rates and the size of youth populations among …

Geography

The world is actually safer than ever. And here's the data to prove that

Over the last six months, the news has been dominated by an onslaught of depressing headlines.<p>Almost every week, stories about a scandal, a war, a disease, climate change, income inequality and a shaky economic recovery have dominated the news cycle, giving us all reasons to be terrified. But a new …

Interactive: Here's why men on earth outnumber women by 66 million