Gov.-elect Ralph Northam won handily in Virginia with a campaign focused on abortion rights, racial justice and support for immigration. He has black voters and northern Virginia’s diverse suburbs to thank for the victory.
In Virginia, suburbanites, city-dwellers and black voters together rebuffed racism as an electoral strategy and handed Dems a huge win. Is this diverse coalition the future of Old Dominion politics?
With levels of political discourse reaching new lows, some might say the country could use a dose of shame and humility. At the same time, social media have unleashed a torrent of online shaming.
Still searching for answers.
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The disappearance of Santiago Maldonado in Argentine Patagonia is part of the global conflict between the forces of capital and indigenous rights.
Did Trump’s rhetoric played a part in radicalizing the far-right protesters in Charlottesville?
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Trump is a master of using anger to motivate his base. An anti-terrorism researcher explains how to stem the tide.
The message might not come through if you put all your communication eggs in one theoretical basket.
Reports of facts' death have been greatly exaggerated. Effective communication jettisons the false dilemma in favor of a more holistic view of how people take in new information on contentious topics.
Protestors gathered in D.C. on April 29 for People’s Climate March.
The White House is deciding whether or not to stay in the Paris climate agreement. But a large majority of Americans – including Trump voters – want the U.S. to participate and lead.
A shot of fake news now and your defenses are raised in the future?
Does science have an answer to science denial? Just as being vaccinated protects you from a later full-blown infection, a bit of misinformation explained could help ward off other cases down the road.
What happens to their credibility when scientists take to the streets? February 2017 Stand Up for Science rally in Boston.
The research community tends to assume advocacy doesn't mix with objectivity. One study suggests there's room for scientists to make real-world recommendations without compromising their trusted status.
A roll of pictures of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in Damascus.
History suggests it would be a big mistake.
Pardon me while I blow this out of proportion.
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Laser-like focus on a tiny, unimportant detail can mean you miss the gorilla in the room – a tactic climate change deniers use to cast doubt on the science.
Senator-elect Todd Young, R-Indiana, thanks supporters after winning his race at an election night rally in Indianapolis.
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Hopes among Democrats of gaining a majority in the Senate were dashed. Here's what a narrow Republican majority might mean moving forward.
President Barack Obama meets with Paul Ryan, Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid and Mitch McConnell at the Oval Office.
As deadlines loom large for Congress, is there any hope for avoiding gridlock? A political scientist examines one common, informal way members build relationships across the aisle.
Speaker of the House Paul Ryan closes the Republican National Convention.
Party platforms help create parties, not the other way around. A political party expert explains what platforms are, why they matter and for whom.
Innovating with 3D printing offers huge promise, such as these 3D-printed microscopes.
3D printing is opening doors to amazing opportunities and benefits – as well as some undeniable dangers. Patience and caution about regulating it will yield more innovation.
Protesters shout outside the Republican National Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, May 12, 2016.
An expert on extremism sees parallels between the rhetoric of Trump's GOP and that used to mobilize violence in Iraq and Kenya.
The aftermath of an anti-terrorist raid in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan.
Islamic State has been spreading its influence beyond the Middle East – and Central Asia could be in the firing line.
Birds are more dangerous to aircraft than drones.
Drones don’t pose much of a risk to traditional aviation. Our research shows that collisions with manned aircraft are far more likely to involve a bird.
New Horizons continues to help unravel the icy dwarf planet’s secrets.
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After last summer's Pluto flyby, the New Horizons spacecraft started sending data back to Earth – at 2 kilobits per second. Here's some of what scientists have learned so far from that rich, slow cache.
Harney County residents gather to protest the FBI’s presence at the airport in Burns, Oregon, January 31, 2016.
Race may have played a role in the muted federal response to the standoff at Malheur Wildlife Refuge, but it goes deeper than that.
Round 5 of the GOP debates was full of tough talk.
Who is most fit to serve as America's commander-in-chief? Our scholars watched the latest GOP debate to decide.