When Donald Trump became president in 2017, federal employees who lean Democratic found themselves working for an administration they didn’t agree with.
Network scientist Boleslaw Szymanski @RPI offers key insights into polarization, disinformation, and minority power.
People tend to think of the arena of politics as being driven by human decision…
For months, two names — presidential candidates Donald Trump and Joe Biden — have consistently dominated news headlines and social media feeds in the leadup to Election Day 2020. Some, however, might be left wondering, especially following the chaotic presidential debate just last week, if Trump and Biden are the only options out there.
The COVID-19 pandemic. Race relations. The Supreme Court. The economy. When President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden meet for the first of three presidential debates on Tuesday night, millions of viewers are expected to tune in. But will America really be listening? Given the country’s all-time high partisanship and the extremely tiny pool of voters who have yet to make up their minds five weeks out from the 2020 general election, analysts are putting in their bets on the influence of televised debates and the chances of actually swaying voters.
One researcher at West Virginia University suggests that we need to set aside political partisanship as…
Researchers now have a better idea of why people who rely on partisan news outlets are more likely to believe falsehoods about political opponents.