Looking Back: Americans Don’t Trust Their Institutions Anymore

By Clare Malone from FiveThirtyEight We live in interesting times, but I’ve often wondered what it would have been like to be alive for the dawn of politics, for our first encounters with one another when we started to make rules that would help hunting and trading and fishing and fornicating and building happen smoothly.…

Trump Hasn’t Rolled Back Obama’s Executive Orders (So Far)

By Meredith Conroy from FiveThirtyEight The White House says it won’t revoke former President Barack Obama’s 2014 executive order prohibiting workplace discrimination among federal contractors based on sexual orientation and gender identity. The statement, made last week, was issued to address rumors that the Trump administration was drafting a “religious freedom” executive order that might…

Which Countries’ Terrorist Attacks Are Ignored By The U.S. Media?

By Milo Beckman from FiveThirtyEight President Trump attacked the news media on Friday, Feb. 3, for supposedly underreporting acts of terrorism in Western countries. But, as this analysis from July of last year shows, attacks in the West are consistently overreported relative to similar attacks elsewhere.   When a man drove a truck through a…

The big mistake some anti-Trump protesters could be making

By Robb Willer and Matthew Feinberg from The Washington Post Less than a month after President Trump’s inauguration, protests against his administration and other figures who gained increasing prominence during the Trump era already have featured a diversity of protest tactics. Where the women’s marches on Jan. 21 were historically remarkable for their size and uniform…