Faked videos shore up false beliefs about Biden's mental health

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.

Dustin Carnahan, Assistant Professor of Communication, Michigan State University • conversation
Sept. 16, 2020 ~8 min

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From border security to climate change, national emergency declarations raise hard questions about presidential power

Declaring an issue is a national emergency lets presidents act quickly and with few constraints. But once they get this kind of power, it's hard to take it back – and it can produce bad policies.

Daniel Farber, Professor of Law, University of California, Berkeley • conversation
March 9, 2020 ~9 min

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