Federalism was a brilliant idea that our founders conceived. It helps us determine publicly beneficial answers to a myriad of questions about “Who Decides.” But it is based on good will among citizens of different political persuasions. We will never recover from the damage of Donald Trump and his legions until they recognize the importance of governing by the rules that have provided us with a large measure of stability for most of the past two and a half centuries.
We normally associate strong Democrats (progressives) with support of the federal government. After all, the New Deal, Great Society and most of the other fabric of the social and economic safety net comes from the federal government. So, why is it that in our survey, there is greater trust in the federal government from strong Republicans than strong Democrats.
How did it happen? Susan Collins, a seemingly sensitive person who is pro-choice on abortion rights, disses Christine Blasey-Ford’s a contention that she was sexually abused by Brett Kavanaugh. Is Collins (a) insensitive to the history of women not being believed when men say something contrary, (b) simply a poor judge of character (who could not see Kavanaugh as a bully), or (c) just a Republican who has a very different way of looking at life from the way others do?
The House has passed a tax bill that is disproportionately kind to the wealthy; the Senate is about to do the same and then
It becomes more apparent when Donald Trump goes into Tweet-storm mode, but it’s always there. This man has serious psychological issues which have nothing
What happens when a narcissist is overwhelmed with kindness? I really can’t call Donald Trump a narcissist since I am not a trained therapist
Wouldn’t it be nice if all of our political stereotypes were affirmed with every individual? You know, for progressives it would be easy if
How much of science do people believe? In our 2016 survey, we did not ask “What weighs more, a ton of steel or a
Conventional wisdom holds that Republicans are the party of the wealthy. But as Donald Trump’s campaign has clearly revealed, there are plenty of Republicans
In our recent poll* on how Americans feel about important political issues, we asked the question, “In your opinion, what is the primary reason