[Po1] Sam Haselby calls for an end to American patriotism.
[Po3] It’s bizarre to me in 2018, an age in which everything on Wikipedia can fit five times over on something the size of my pinky nail, that we would be talking about destroying anything, records-wise.
[Po4] Jacob Siegel looks at the convergence of the hard left and hard right. This would have been more convincing in 2016, as President Trump seemed to clarify the dividing line even while candidate Trump actually blurred it a little.
[Po5] Sometimes the snark just writes itself.
[Po6] Kevin Vallier writes about how to trust through our polarization.
[Po7] I’m sure someone in the administration is taking notes.
[Po8] In the immigration debate, maybe the facts and figures matter after all and people’s views do change when presented with them.
[Po9] Rob Henderson explains how social desirability bias hurts polling and our understanding of the political environment. Maybe, though 2016 polling is a bad example to use since the national polling was better than 2012 (when the error ran in the other direction) and to the extent that the polling was skewed in the states it may have had more to do with response rates (and by extension attitudes towards pollsters and the media) than it did with people lying. The lament of the moderate part, though, where they tend to get absorbed by the committed ideologues on their side because the latter are more unmoving, seems right, though (though not symmetrically).