Trust & the Election: Left, Right & Center | Wilfred Reilly, Shouvik Banerjee & Chris Paul with John Wood, Jr.

America is more than half a year removed from the 2020 election. Most Trump voters still suspect voter fraud determined the outcome. The vast majority of Biden voters think such ideas are off the wall. Many Americans, meanwhile, believe that media bias and the practices of Big Tech are...
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Unpacking Georgia’s Controversial New Voting Law

Georgia’s newest voting legislation has stirred up a hurricane of political sensationalism and media bias this month, leaving much of the public confused about what the law actually does and why it remains controversial. The bill, titled “Election Integrity Act of 2021” or SB 202 , was...
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Story of the Week: Supreme Court Issues Key Decisions

Sign up here to receive the Story of the Week in your inbox every Thursday. The Supreme Court met at the end of last week on several matters, and made two key decisions. It voted to allow the Manhattan, N.Y. district attorney to pursue former President Donald Trump's tax returns, and it...
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Past Electoral College Vote Objections by Democrats, Explained

From the Left Editor's Note: This viewpoint is from a writer rated Lean Left. In today’s bipolar political discourse, it’s easy to wave away controversies because “both sides do it.” This dynamic has reared its head once again, this time regarding Republican senators and House members...
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Story of the Week: Congress Confirms Biden's Victory; 4 Dead After Capitol Chaos

Sign up here to receive the Story of the Week in your inbox every Thursday. Congress certified President-elect Joe Biden's victory early Thursday after tallying states' Electoral College votes. Shortly after, President Donald Trump released a statement saying "there will be an orderly...
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What Causes A Vicious Cycle of Polarization, and How Can It Be Reversed? Highlights and Takeaways from New Research

Political polarization in the United States has been on the rise , with partisanship and gridlock increasing in Washington. This impedes the country’s ability to overcome urgent challenges. Affective polarization, such as increased animosity towards political opponents, is especially...
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Story of the Week: DOJ Says It Lacks Evidence of Decisive Voter Fraud

Sign up here to receive the Story of the Week in your inbox every Thursday. U.S. Attorney General William Barr told the Associated Press Tuesday that the Department of Justice (DOJ) has not uncovered evidence of widespread voter fraud that "could have affected a different outcome" in the...
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Is Biden the “Projected Winner” or “President-Elect”?

Updated 12/15/20 at 8:50 a.m. ET: The Electoral College voted 306-232 for Joe Biden on Dec. 14. We will now refer to Biden as President-elect. Many media outlets, such as CBS , The Hill , and Reuters , have been referring to projected 2020 presidential election winner Joe Biden as the "...
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Why News Outlets Differ on Calling Arizona for Biden

A peculiar feature of Wednesday’s post-election protests was some Trump supporters’ chants of “shame on Fox!,” in reference to Fox News , the right-leaning news media giant. While data shows Republicans trust Fox more than any other outlet, President Trump has publicly criticized the...
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Story of the Week: Biden Projected as Next President by Major News Outlets; Trump Starts Legal Challenges

Sign up here to receive the Story of the Week in your inbox every Thursday. UPDATED 11/7/20 at 7:00 p.m. ET: Former Vice President Joe Biden was projected the winner of the 2020 presidential election Saturday by multiple major news networks, as his vote tally reportedly passed President...
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