Human memories are malleable. U.S. President Donald Trump seems aware of this truism as he effectively moulds and shapes American minds with deceptions and exaggerations.
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He’s not dumb. He’s not crazy. Donald Trump is instead a mind manipulator, using his Twitter magic wand to exploit so-called malleable memory effect that helps him achieve ultra-right goals.
U.S. President’s apparent passion for cruelty speaks to a greater American illness.
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Donald Trump seems to have a passion for cruelty, often publicly celebrating his investment in violence as a source of pleasure. Those tendencies represent symptoms of a broader American sickness.
Special Counsel Robert Mueller.
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What is a grand jury, who serves on it and what is it used for? A criminal law expert tells you everything you need to know.
EMILY’s List helps elect pro-choice Democratic women candidates to office.
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Research shows that married women tend not to relate as much to other women. This makes a big difference when a woman is on the ballot.
Trump holds a joint news conference with Indian Prime Minister Modi on June 26, 2017.
A small, but wealthy, population of Indian-Americans is playing a role in transforming US foreign policy toward India.
Donald Trump might not spend much time on social media, but he has an acute understanding of how virality in media works.
There are four key things Donald Trump’s election tells us about the state of journalism today.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions testifies before the Senate Intelligence Committee hearing.
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Did the attorney general help create a false story on why Comey was fired? Sessions' testimony to Congress provides no answers.
Some nonprofits, including the NAACP, can operate different divisions subject to different IRS rules but with the same branding.
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Social welfare groups have become more common – and more controversial – in recent years. Fixing gaps in the oversight of this kind of nonprofit will take bipartisan action.
US President Donald Trump signed an executive order withdrawing his country from the TPP within days of reaching office.
The TPP should still bring enough benefits for the remaining countries to make it worthwhile to go through the trouble of enacting it.
Will the inquiries continue?
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Attorney general recommendation to fire FBI Director James Comey disregarded crucial internal Justice Department investigation.
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One of Trump’s selling points was that he would 'make America great again': this meant bringing back the American dream.
Donald and Ivanka Trump walk to board Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House, Feb. 1, 2017.
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Does Trump’s family have too much sway in the White House? We consider parallels ranging from the Ottoman empire to the Clinton administration.
A rural highway in Ottumwa, Iowa on Jan. 27, 2017.
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A recent study from the Tisch College of Civil Life at Tufts looks at millennials' civic engagement – and finds some cause for concern in rural, suburban and urban areas.
Where are the people really going?
Is Trump up or down? Will the public vote yes or no? Who will win the election? A mathematician's guide to understanding polls in the media.
Taking the oath.
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It's become popular among politicians to say they 'misspoke' when they are caught in a lie.
Tyler Oakley speaking in California.
Content creators with millions of fans are increasingly willing to voice their political views. Their influence on American politics may be in its infancy but it is growing fast.
Donald and Melania Trump centre stage on inauguration night, with family members in the background.
Kim Kardashian et al taught Trump everything he knows.
Donald Trump flanked by two of his children, Ivanka and Donald Jr.
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A political scientist looks at the similarities between the new American president and the sultans of the Ottoman Empire. What might the parallels portend for US politics?
‘I don’t want to see it.’
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If someone sees or hears something they don't want to believe...they probably won't believe it.
It always seems just out of reach.
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While Clinton's popular vote win shows progress toward gender equality, her rival's nomination of just three women to his Cabinet is a reminder of how much work still needs to be done to overcome bias in management.