Category: Politics

Trump’s biggest accomplishments, failures from his 1-term presidency

Trump’s biggest accomplishments, failures from his 1-term presidency – Business Insider Close iconTwo crossed lines that form an ‘X’. It indicates a way to close an interaction, or dismiss a notification. Though nearly half of those jobs have been recovered, the unemployment rate is still at 7.9%. The pre-pandemic unemployment rate was 3.4%. As Trump left office, the US national debt was at the highest levels since World War II. And US economic growth was set to average just above 0% for Trump’s first term because of the pandemic recession, according to The Washington Post. Read More: businessinsider.com

Egocentric victimhood is linked to support for Trump, study finds

Armaly and Enders observed that increased egocentric victimhood was associated with increased support for Trump, while increased systemic victimhood was associated with reduced support for Trump. Egocentric victimhood was associated with reduced support for government aid for Black Americans and increased opposition to political correctness, while the opposite relationships were found for systematic victimhood. Read More: psypost.org

Yes, It Was a Coup Attempt. Here’s Why.

What thwarted Trump’s slow motion, in-plain-sight attempt at a self-coup? Fortunately, there was pushback from all the key institutions you need for a coup. If we are to restore democratic norms and make sure this does not happen again, these congressional Republicans will have to take personal responsibility for their actions in support of Trump’s coup attempt. Read More: politico.com

Yes, It Was a Coup Attempt. Here’s Why.

What thwarted Trump’s slow motion, in-plain-sight attempt at a self-coup? Fortunately, there was pushback from all the key institutions you need for a coup. If we are to restore democratic norms and make sure this does not happen again, these congressional Republicans will have to take personal responsibility for their actions in support of Trump’s coup attempt. Read More: politico.com

Scientists identify a psychological phenomenon that could be reinforcing political echo chambers

People are less willing to share information that contradicts their pre-existing political beliefs and attitudes, even if they believe the information to be true, according to new research published in Social Psychological and Personality Science. This biased sharing of information also appeared to be impacted by political ideology in another way. Read More: psypost.org

Raising minimum wage lowers teen births

An increase in the minimum wage also led to a smaller – but still statistically significant – drop in births by women aged 20 to 39, indicating that wages affects fertility overall rather than delaying the age at which women have children. While supporters of raising the minimum wage often argue in strictly economic terms, Lenhart said that the connection between the policy and other health benefits bolsters their arguments. Read More: academictimes.com

Conservatives see scientific and nonscientific viewpoints as closer in legitimacy, study finds

Political conservatives in the United States see scientific evidence and personal experience as closer in legitimacy than liberals, according to new research published in the journal Political Psychology. The researchers found that both conservatives and liberals evaluated the researcher as having a more valid and credible opinion than the second person. Read More: psypost.org