Elections are strange in 2020. Political scientists offer guidance on conspiracy theories, democratic backsliding, and voting by mail.
yesterday • ~14 min
Tags: united-states democracy featured society-and-culture elections voters race-and-ethnicity
It's easy to edit video of public figures to make them appear asleep, confused, drunk or cognitively impaired when they are not. The technique is being used to undermine Joe Biden's campaign.
Sept. 16, 2020 • ~8 min
Tags: artificial-intelligence deep-learning fake-news donald-trump video disinformation joe-biden democracy elections trump-2020
The latest survey results from the political science research project Bright Line Watch are in: US democracy gets just 61 out of 100.
Sept. 14, 2020 • ~9 min
Tags: politics united-states government democracy society-and-culture protests
"We are taking on the belief that money is to blame for all that ails American politics. The reality is very different. Money does not buy elections..."
July 14, 2020 • ~14 min
Tags: business politics money united-states government democracy featured society-and-culture elections
We tend to interpret "all men are created equal" in the Declaration of Independence to mean individual equality. That's not right, says historian Jack Rakove.
July 2, 2020 • ~11 min
Tags: history holidays united-states government democracy slavery featured society-and-culture
The 2016 election has forced an ethical examination of the role of journalists: Are they neutral disseminators of information, or impassioned advocates for truth?
June 23, 2020 • ~5 min
Tags: ethics journalism united-states democracy society-and-culture elections us-presidents
Uruguay quietly beats coronavirus, distinguishing itself from its South American neighbors – yet again
Pandemic devastation surrounds it on all sides, but tiny Uruguay has COVID-19 under control – just the latest win for a country that's always stood out.
June 15, 2020 • ~7 min
Tags: covid-19 coronavirus south-america latin-america democracy uruguay public-trust
Over the first 100 days of the pandemic, countries that quickly implemented strong policies successfully lowered their death rates faster. There were also some surprises in the successes and failures.
May 22, 2020 • ~6 min
Tags: health covid-19 coronavirus politics policy spain italy social-distancing viruses united-states germany mortality democracy countries
For VE Day, a historian looks back on what we should remember and what we've forgotten about the day the Allies accepted Nazi Germany's surrender.
May 8, 2020 • ~6 min
Tags: history world-war-ii democracy featured society-and-culture wars
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