How scholars of politics rate the presidents — including the current one.
Nate SilverIt speaks poorly to the field of presidential scholarship that political scientists have Trump ranked as the worst president of all time **after only one year on the job**, below presidents who e.g. helped blunder us into the Civil War & Great Depression. nyti.ms/2EyoGbVpic.twitter.com/VpddS46Rkb
(((Harry Enten)))Trump the worst president? I mean I'll leave it up to folks to decide the exact ranking, but Buchanan ushered us into a Civil War... I'm just saying.
NYT OpinionWhich president deserves to have his likeness carved next into Mt. Rushmore’s granite cliff?
New research provides evidence that left-wing authoritarian attitudes exist in the United States. The preliminary findings, published in the scientific jou ...
Geoffrey Miller"Left-wing authoritarians can be just as prejudiced, dogmatic, and extremist as right-wing authoritarians". New study shows that 'authoritarianism' scales in psychology have been biased against conservatives for decades. HT @jmrphy
We are taking no steps to prevent further Russia interference in our elections.
Max BootImagine if, after 9/11, the president saw the attack as a political embarrassment to be minimized rather than as a national security threat to be combated. That’s roughly where we stand after the 2nd-worst foreign attack on America in recent decades. Me
The couple who took in the teen accused of killing 17 people today said they did not see any warning signs before the massacre at a South Florida high school last week.
ABC NewsJUST IN: Florida Gov. Rick Scott calls on FBI "to immediately release all details surrounding the Bureau’s failure to act on a tip it received, including all details and protocols” in aftermath of deadly Florida school shooting. abcn.ws/2CvuX6Bpic.twitter.com/ZCuWffoulB
ABC NewsONE LESS: Scott Pappalardo owned his AR-15 rifle for more than 30 years. He even has a Second Amendment tattoo on his arm. This weekend, he destroyed his gun “to make sure this weapon will be ever be able to take a life.” abcn.ws/2CwBdL2pic.twitter.com/T6YGVxAYDR
Supreme Court justice says the #MeToo movement is important, but so is due process.
Robby SoaveICYMI: Ruth Bader Ginsburg was asked about balancing MeToo activism and due process. She said there's no conflict, you absolutely need both, and campuses are screwing it up by tilting the playing field against accused students (!)
Robby SoaveNotorious RBG comes out swinging against campus Title IX trials because of due process concerns. Being concerned about anti- sexual harassment overreach on campus isn't a left-right thing, or shouldn't be.
Toni Airaksinen"Many students who are accused of misconduct will still face investigatory procedures that seem hopelessly biased against them" @robbysoave
In this episode of the Waking Up podcast, Sam Harris speaks with Niall Ferguson about his new book The Square and the Tower: Networks and Power, from the Freemasons to Facebook . They discuss his career as a writer, networks and hierarchies, how...