Belief in democracy dropped after Trump impeachment

A new survey of experts and average Americans shows a decline in perceptions of the health of US democracy around the time of President Trump's impeachment.

Sandra Knispel-U. Rochester • futurity
April 28, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: united-states democracy society-and-culture beliefs us-presidents

What powers does the President have in a crisis?

A legal historian and constitutional law scholar discusses the role of executive power in addressing the coronavirus crisis.

Stanford • futurity
March 27, 2020 ~1 min

Tags: covid-19 history united-states featured society-and-culture health-and-medicine laws us-presidents

Obama’s 2008 election boosted black men’s mental health

Black men reported experiencing fewer poor mental health days after the 2008 presidential election of Barack Obama. Black women reported more.

Amy McCaig-Rice University • futurity
March 25, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: gender united-states society-and-culture health-and-medicine elections race-and-ethnicity us-presidents barack-obama

Trump’s love of fast food could sway American diets

People who pay more attention to media coverage of what President Donald Trump eats are more likely to buy some fast food in the near future.

Jonathan McVerry-Penn State • futurity
Jan. 8, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: food journalism health-and-medicine us-presidents fast-food

Here’s what you need to know about impeachment

A law professor and former federal prosecutor explains what's going on with the impeachment proceedings in Congress and what's next.

Stanford • futurity
Dec. 13, 2019 ~1 min

Tags: politics united-states government featured society-and-culture laws us-presidents

‘Tear down this wall’ was almost cut from Reagan speech

President Ronald Reagan's 1987 call to Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev to "tear down this wall" came close to being left unsaid.

Melissa De Witte-Stanford • futurity
Nov. 8, 2019 ~8 min

Tags: history language united-states featured society-and-culture rhetoric us-presidents

How the Trump inquiry compares to those of the past

Only three past presidents have been seriously threatened with removal from office. A historian compares those situations to the current impeachment inquiry.

Gwyneth Shaw-Penn • futurity
Oct. 3, 2019 ~1 min

Tags: politics history united-states society-and-culture laws us-presidents

Listen: How does the impeachment process work?

This podcast episode explains how impeachment works, its history, and where things could be headed with the current inquiry against President Trump.

Matt Swayne-Penn State • futurity
Oct. 2, 2019 ~2 min

Tags: politics history featured society-and-culture laws us-presidents

Expert: Justice Dept. has changed view on emoluments

"...the Justice Department has veered away from its long track record of vigilance on behalf of the republic," argues law professor Kathleen Clark.

Neil Schoenherr-WUSTL • futurity
April 26, 2019 ~4 min

Tags: ethics money united-states government society-and-culture laws us-presidents

Tweets about embarrassment spike in Trump era

Since Donald Trump took office as the 45th President of the United States, there has been a 45-percent increase in tweets about embarrassment.

Caroline Brooks-Michigan State • futurity
March 27, 2019 ~5 min

Tags: social-media politics internet twitter emotions featured society-and-culture us-presidents

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