Military polls show dissatisfaction with U.S. politics beyond election

Recent polls showing disproportionate active duty military support for Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson versus that among the overall population may represent more than simple dissatisfaction with this year's regrettable major party candidates. Signs increasingly point to a U.S. military that is broadly dissatisfied with the direction of the country, along with its politicians' decisions … Continue reading Military polls show dissatisfaction with U.S. politics beyond election

Skepticism of gene editing doesn’t stop human trials from moving forward

This month, scientists in China will begin the first ever experiments on humans using the cutting-edge gene-editing tool known as CRISPR. But as these researchers break barriers in biotech, a new in-depth survey from the Pew Research Center shows the public is deeply suspicious of various high-tech biomedical "enhancements" under development. The Pew report focused … Continue reading Skepticism of gene editing doesn’t stop human trials from moving forward

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