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Trump and US crime rates: a chasm between fact and fear-mongering

As the Brennan Center reports, crime rates in the U.S. remain at an historic low. Yet Trump continues his fact-free fear-mongering about crime. And apparently the Trump Base still gets excited by the dumb horror movie he’s scripted. Why? I … Continue reading

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I got issues: why did some people vote for Trump? A summary

Let’s summarize what we’ve learned from my very own digest of some socio-neuro studies attempting to pin down why people might have voted for Trump: The Dunning-Kruger Effect. This one was fun, wasn’t it? Because once a writer, i.e., me, got … Continue reading

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Why did people vote for Trump? They’re scared

From 538 Significant Digits: 90 percent Natural disasters are not equal opportunity calamities. A Small Business Administration analysis found that about 90 percent of the country’s damage costs from natural disasters happen in ZIP codes with less than 20 percent … Continue reading

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