The disturbing events in Virginia last weekend turned a spotlight on U.S. white nationalism, racial antagonism and turmoil in Donald Trump's White House. This week the Monkey Cage published several posts examining what social science knows about these questions. Below we offer some highlights of this week's posts, with [...]
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When it comes to female genital cutting, headlines provoke and call out for concern. One headline called it the “curse of blades and powders,” while another warned that school holidays were a “cutting season.” This month a team of Kenyan teenagers have received a lot of [...]
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White nationalist demonstrators walk into the entrance of Emancipation Park surrounded by counterdemonstrators in Charlottesville on Saturday. (Steve Helber/AP)
The violence in Charlottesville this past weekend — and President Trump's unwillingness to unequivocally condemn the white nationalist groups behind it — has produced widespread condemnation of these groups and [...]
from Michael Tesler
Demonstrators protest at the South Carolina State House in Columbia in 2015, calling for the Confederate flag to remain on the Capitol's grounds. (Win McNamee/Getty Images)
Two days after Donald Trump announced his presidential candidacy, Dylann Roof shot and killed nine African American worshipers at the historically black Emanuel A.M.E. [...]
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The NHL will expand to Las Vegas pending a $500 million fee for the new franchise, the Associated Press reported Tuesday. In 2015, Nate Silver explained why Las Vegas doesn't make much sense for the NHL. This post was originally published on April 22, 2015. The original text is [...]
After watching the New Hampshire primary vote trickle in Tuesday night, our elections podcast team gathered to talk about the results. How will Bernie Sanders's and Donald Trump's victories affect the Democratic and Republican races? And what can the GOP “establishment” candidates do now?Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | [...]
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When Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's Liberal Party swept into power last month, it faced a number of pressing issues: a slowing economy, a [...]
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So far into this season of television, none of the four major networks have cancelled a television show. In recent years, the ratings for several poorly performing new programs would have been enough to get [...]