Politicians Pander, Capitalize on Tragedy

A new report from the Pew Research Center released today shows that American political partisans increasingly not only dislike those who favor the other party, but about half are actually "afraid" of them. While alarming, the finding seems fitting amidst the current atmosphere of fear-mongering and crisis exploitation coming from both sides of the aisle. … Continue reading Politicians Pander, Capitalize on Tragedy

Polls May Be Unreliable In Unprecedented Election

As the end of the primary season approaches, general election polls are increasingly being released and discussed. One interesting question that has come up is whether these polls are reliable, and whether the current election is unique from a polling perspective. Democrat Hillary Clinton barely leads Republican Donald Trump in the latest RealClearPolitics average, but … Continue reading Polls May Be Unreliable In Unprecedented Election

Trust in Govt. Goes From Bad to Worse

In late 2015, the Pew Research Center released a troubling report titled "Beyond Distrust: How Americans View Their Government." The poll revealed a shocking lack of confidence in public institutions, with only one in five respondents describing government programs as well-run. "Currently, just 19% say they can trust the government always or most of the … Continue reading Trust in Govt. Goes From Bad to Worse

Libertarian Party Sees Opportunity as Convention Looms

With neither Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump nor Democrat Hillary Clinton topping 40 percent favorability ratings in the latest RealClearPolitics average, it's clear that both major parties are in trouble. That could be good news for Libertarians. Media outlets including Politico, The Guardian, and The Hill all feature stories today about the Libertarian Party's prospects, … Continue reading Libertarian Party Sees Opportunity as Convention Looms