Social Science

Between a Rock and a Hard Place: Did ‘Fake News’ Elect Trump?

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Help promote a free and independent watchdog press. Share…The Big Picture – By Glynn Wilson – In the Huge wave washing over the American landscape after the tsunami of Donald Trump’s surprising ride to president of the United States on a surfboard constructed of bullshit, mainstream news organizations and Democrats are beating up on Mark…

US Presidential Election Too Close to Call in Final Week

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Help promote a free and independent watchdog press. Share…By Glynn Wilson – With only four days to go until voting commences in the 2016 presidential election, surveys show the contest for the White House is too close to call, with Democrat Hillary Clinton barely leading nationally with 45 percent of support compared to Republican Donald…

Americans With Government Insurance Are Most Satisfied with Health Care System

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Help promote a free and independent watchdog press. Share…By Rebecca Riffkin and Glynn Wilson – WASHINGTON, D.C. — Contrary to the conventional wisdom among conservative Republicans on the national presidential stage, in Congress and in the mainstream and social media circus, Americans with government health care plans are far more satisfied than those with private,…

American Public Support for ‘Tea Party’ Drops to New Low

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Help promote a free and independent watchdog press. Share… By Jim Norman and Glynn Wilson – WASHINGTON, D.C. — Americans’ support for the so-called “tea party” has dropped to its lowest level since the movement emerged on the national political scene prior to the 2010 midterm elections, according to the latest Gallup poll on the…

Democratic Party Reclaims Edge in Favorable Ratings as Republicans Drop

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Help promote a free and independent watchdog press. Share…By Andrew Dugan WASHINGTON, D.C. — As the 2016 presidential race increasingly dominates political news, Gallup is now reporting that the Democratic Party has regained it historical edge over the Republican Party in favorability ratings, a fact which may have implications for the White House race. As…

Republican Congress Remains the Lowest Rated Institution in American Society

Help promote a free and independent watchdog press. Share…So Why Do They Keep Geting Reelected? – By Jeffrey M. Jones – PRINCETON, N.J. — Americans’ confidence in most major U.S. institutions remains well below the historical average, especially the Republican Congress, according to the latest Gallup poll on the subject. “Congress is the institution in…

President Obama’s Job Approval Rating Hits 50 Percent

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Help promote a free and independent watchdog press. Share… By Glynn Wilson – Less than a week after President Barack Obama delivered his State of the Union address to a new Republican-dominated Congress, his job approval rating reached 50 percent in Gallup’s daily tracking poll, the first time since June 2013. Three months ago, in…

What If We Could Save American Democracy With Watchdog Journalism?

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Help promote a free and independent watchdog press. Share…The Big Picture – By Glynn Wilson – MOBILE, Ala. – What if? What if we could figure out a way to bring American journalism back from the brink of death? Would it be possible to make American democracy work again for “the people?” Sitting here on…

More Americans Favor the Democratic Party Over the Republicans

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Help promote a free and independent watchdog press. Share…By Glynn Wilson – More Americans view the Democratic Party favorably than the Republican Party, although neither party is viewed favorably by a majority of the American people. According to the latest Gallup poll, 44 percent of Americans give the Democratic Party a favorability rating, while only…