Public support for left-wing policymaking has reached a 60-year high

Public support for left-wing policymaking has reached a 60-year high

But thanks to the Senate, it probably won’t happen. Public support for big government — more regulation, higher taxes, and more social services — has reached the highest level on record in one of the most prominent aggregate surveys of American public opinion. James Stimson, a political scientist at the University of North Carolina who’s one of the giants of American public opinion research, broke the news in a modest missive to a political science…

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This charity just canceled one of its poverty programs. That’s a good thing.

This charity just canceled one of its poverty programs. That’s a good thing.

By ending a program that was less effective than it thought, Evidence Action offers a model for other nonprofits. Last year, the development nonprofit Evidence Action did something remarkable: It stopped fundraising for one of its programs because it had conducted a study that suggested it was less effective than it had thought. The program was called No Lean Season. It built on evidence that suggested that small subsidies to allow poor rural families in…

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Human rights in the US are worse than you think

Human rights in the US are worse than you think

From police shootings to voter suppression to arrests of asylum seekers, a new report finds US human rights are abysmal. A new report examining human rights in the United States and around the world has just been released, and its findings are disturbing: The US is doing abysmally in several key categories, including the right to freedom from extrajudicial killing, the right to participate in government, and the right to be safe from the state….

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Watch dramatic video of US and Russian warships nearly colliding

Watch dramatic video of US and Russian warships nearly colliding

The incident may be all about China. A US warship and a Russian destroyer nearly collided in the Pacific Ocean — and both sides are blaming the other for what could’ve been a deadly catastrophe. The US Navy says a Russian destroyer came within 50 to 100 feet of USS Chancellorsville, an American cruiser, around 11:45 am local time in the Philippine Sea. “This unsafe action forced Chancellorsville to execute all engines back full and…

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Here are the House Democrats (and one Republican) that support opening an impeachment inquiry

Here are the House Democrats (and one Republican) that support opening an impeachment inquiry

As House speaker Pelosi makes the case against opening an impeachment inquiry, here are the House members that support it. A small but growing number of Democrats say they support opening an impeachment inquiry — at Vox’s latest count, 58 of the 235 Democratic House members (plus lone Republican Rep. Justin Amash). But they are still being met with resistance from the majority of the House Democratic Caucus and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who is…

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Watch Laura Ingraham tell her audience to disbelieve something Trump just told her

Watch Laura Ingraham tell her audience to disbelieve something Trump just told her

The final, most essential command. Laura Ingraham’s interview from Normandy with President Donald Trump — one in which the graves of Allied service members were used as a backdrop for Trump to trash Democratic congressional leaders Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer — illustrated the extreme lengths Fox News is willing to go to protect the president. Immediately after the interview aired on Thursday night, Ingraham advised her viewers to disbelieve something they just heard the…

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