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…

5 facts about crime in the U.S.

BY JOHN GRAMLICH from Fact Tank Donald Trump made crime-fighting an important focus of his campaign for president, and he cited it again during his inaugural address in January. With the White House and Justice Department announcing steps to address violence in American communities, here are five facts about crime in the United States. 1Violent…

Does Your School Arrest Students?

by Cory Turner from NPR Niya Kenny pulled out her cell phone and began recording. It happened in 2015, after a classmate had refused to hand over her own cell phone during class and was being pulled from her chair by a police officer based at their school, Spring Valley High School in Columbia, S.C.…

Chicago’s Murder Rate Is Rising, But It Isn’t Unprecedented

By Rob Arthur from FiveThirtyEight Donald Trump sent a tweet last night decrying Chicago’s murder rate and threatening to “send in the Feds” unless it goes down. Chicago’s murder rate is high, and it has risen significantly in the last two years. But the recent rate of killings is not unprecedented: During the mid-1990s, Chicago…