Éric Zemmour, French Far-Right Candidate, Convicted for Inciting Racial Hatred

Éric Zemmour, a pundit whose presidential run has upended French politics, had called unaccompanied migrant children “assassins” and “rapists” on television.

#discrimination, #elections, #france, #immigration-and-emigration, #le-pen-marine, #macron-emmanuel-1977, #paris-france, #politics-and-government, #polls-and-public-opinion, #zemmour-eric

What Is Joe Biden Thinking?

The strange strategy of a staggering presidency.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #democratic-party, #law-and-legislation, #manchin-joe-iii, #polls-and-public-opinion, #republican-party, #roosevelt-franklin-delano, #senate, #sinema-kyrsten, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #warren-elizabeth

How Conservatives Could Oust Prime Minister Boris Johnson

The future of Britain’s prime minister is in doubt after he admitted attending a party while the country was under Covid lockdown. Here’s a guide to how he could be forced out, or fight on.

#appointments-and-executive-changes, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #great-britain, #johnson-boris, #legislatures-and-parliaments, #politics-and-government, #polls-and-public-opinion, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #quarantines, #sunak-rishi-1980

The Gender Gap Is Taking Us to Unexpected Places

With unforeseen and underexplored consequences.

#colleges-and-universities, #democratic-party, #freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #polls-and-public-opinion, #republican-party, #voting-and-voters, #women-and-girls, #womens-rights

Talking to Voters From Both Parties

Readers are upset that Republicans in one of the focus groups still believe that the election was stolen. Also: Vaccine mandates; marriage and divorce.

#democratic-party, #divorce-separations-and-annulments, #marriages, #polls-and-public-opinion, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #supreme-court-us, #united-states-politics-and-government, #vaccination-and-immunization

Why Biden’s Expanded Child Tax Credit Isn’t More Popular

The expansion has expired, and a bill to renew it has stalled. Public opinion is favorable but not overwhelmingly so, for several reasons.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #child-tax-credits-and-stipends, #families-and-family-life, #federal-budget-us, #law-and-legislation, #manchin-joe-iii, #polls-and-public-opinion, #united-states-politics-and-government

The Law of Unintended Political Consequences Strikes Again

Progressive philanthropists who fund groups that promote extreme views are “exacerbating intraparty conflict and stoking interparty backlash.” 

#black-lives-matter-movement, #democratic-party, #elections-governors, #ford-foundation, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #perriello-tom, #police-reform, #polls-and-public-opinion, #presidential-election-of-2020, #third-way, #united-states-politics-and-government, #walker-darren-1959

How Omicron Could Affect the 2022 Midterm Elections

The Omicron variant’s spread poses an unwelcome political conundrum just as election season begins. Democrats and the G.O.P. see reasons to hope, but the virus will get the deciding vote.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #coronavirus-omicron-variant, #democratic-party, #politics-and-government, #polls-and-public-opinion, #republican-party, #united-states

What We Learned About the Economy in 2021

For once, the government tried overheating the economy. For better and worse, it succeeded.

#american-rescue-plan-2021, #inflation-economics, #labor-and-jobs, #polls-and-public-opinion, #prices-fares-fees-and-rates, #shortages, #stimulus-economic, #united-states-economy, #wages-and-salaries

Bill de Blasio: the Mayor New Yorkers Love to Hate

The frustration with Bill de Blasio seemed to be a constant, in spite of a quiet, begrudging appreciation of his policymaking.

#cuomo-andrew-m, #de-blasio-bill, #hinton-karen, #hochul-kathleen-c, #new-york-city, #politics-and-government, #polls-and-public-opinion

Kamala Harris’s Allies Express Concern: Is She an Afterthought?

The vice president’s allies are increasingly concerned that President Biden relied on her to win but does not need her to govern.

#appointments-and-executive-changes, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #content-type-personal-profile, #harris-kamala-d, #polls-and-public-opinion, #presidential-election-of-2020, #presidential-election-of-2024, #united-states-international-relations, #united-states-politics-and-government, #vice-presidents-and-vice-presidency-us, #women-and-girls

Biden Is Being the President He Campaigned to Be. But It’s Not Enough.

Biden’s administration needs a pinch of cayenne.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #democratic-party, #politics-and-government, #polls-and-public-opinion, #presidents-and-presidency-us, #republican-party, #united-states

How Elizabeth Holmes Changed Her Style for Trial

As the fraud trial of the Theranos founder draws to a close, could her new courtroom image affect the decision?

#american-bar-assn, #fashion-and-apparel, #frauds-and-swindling, #holmes-elizabeth-1984, #polls-and-public-opinion, #san-jose-calif, #theranos-inc, #your-feed-fashion

Democrats Find Urgent New Reasons to Worry About Latino Voters

Two reports shed light on the issues driving Hispanic voters and why their support of the Democratic Party is eroding.

#democratic-party, #hispanic-americans, #polls-and-public-opinion, #presidential-election-of-2020, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voting-and-voters

Boris Johnson Is in Trouble. The Question Is, How Much?

The British prime minister is facing a new virus variant, a rebellious Conservative Party, collapsing poll ratings and questions about whether he or his staff flouted the lockdown rules.

#campaign-finance, #conservative-party-great-britain, #great-britain, #johnson-boris, #politics-and-government, #polls-and-public-opinion, #spector-tim-1958, #vaccination-and-immunization

Some Voters Are at Odds With Their Party on Abortion

Despite decades of partisan fighting in Washington, Americans are not as neatly divided on abortion as politicians and activists.

#abortion, #democratic-party, #evangelical-movement, #polls-and-public-opinion, #republican-party, #supreme-court-us

Are Vaccine Polls Flawed?

Researchers say that two large surveys aren’t representative.

#census-bureau, #centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #internal-sub-only-nl, #polls-and-public-opinion, #research, #vaccination-and-immunization

Analysis: Biden Sees Booming Economy, but Many Americans Don’t

The president has struggled to sell strong growth and job gains to a public that appears more concerned about rising prices — and remains anxious about Covid.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #consumer-confidence-economic-indicator, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #inflation-economics, #labor-and-jobs, #polls-and-public-opinion, #unemployment, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government, #wages-and-salaries

Turkey’s President Follows His Own Advice Even as Economy Slips

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is increasingly isolated as he clings to an economic prescription that few endorse but that he believes will bear results before elections.

#currency, #davutoglu-ahmet, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #erdogan-recep-tayyip, #inflation-economics, #interest-rates, #karamollaoglu-temel, #nationalist-movement-party-turkey, #politics-and-government, #polls-and-public-opinion, #republican-peoples-party-turkey, #turkey

So You Lost the Election. We Had Nothing to Do With It.

Why is it that progressives are always blamed when moderates lose?

#american-families-plan-2021, #american-jobs-plan-2021, #american-rescue-plan-2021, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #elections-house-of-representatives, #elections-senate, #infrastructure-investment-and-jobs-act-2021, #polls-and-public-opinion, #presidential-election-of-2020, #united-states-politics-and-government

How Is the U.S. Economy Doing?

Why do Americans say that the economy is awful but that they’re doing fine?

#consumer-confidence-economic-indicator, #inflation-economics, #labor-and-jobs, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #polls-and-public-opinion, #united-states-economy

I’m Done Trying to Understand or Educate the Unvaccinated

They don’t only leave themselves vulnerable to the virus, they make everyone more vulnerable.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #polls-and-public-opinion, #social-conditions-and-trends, #united-states, #vaccination-and-immunization

Trump Won’t Let America Go. Can Democrats Pry It Away?

“The radicalized G.O.P. is the main anti-democratic force.” 

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #democratic-party, #elections-house-of-representatives, #elections-senate, #how-democracies-die-book, #polls-and-public-opinion, #presidential-election-of-2020, #presidential-election-of-2024, #race-and-ethnicity, #republican-party, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government

Supreme Court Abortion Case Is About More Than Roe v. Wade

Conservatives may still end up unhappy with a court they now control. 

#abortion, #birth-control-and-family-planning, #conservatism-us-politics, #law-and-legislation, #polls-and-public-opinion, #roe-v-wade-supreme-court-decision, #supreme-court-us

The Disconnect Between Biden’s Popular Policies and His Unpopularity

Voters often punish a president for pushing an unpopular agenda. But President Biden has been learning that they rarely reward a president for enacting legislation.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #harding-warren-g, #infrastructure-investment-and-jobs-act-2021, #polls-and-public-opinion, #roosevelt-franklin-delano

Republicans Hit Biden on Coronavirus

Republicans have fought mask requirements and vaccine mandates for months, but as coronavirus infections again rise, they are blaming the president for failing to end the health crisis.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #democratic-party, #disease-rates, #house-of-representatives, #mccarthy-kevin-1965, #polls-and-public-opinion, #republican-party, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government, #vaccination-and-immunization

Why Is Murder Spiking? And Can Cities Address It Without Police?

What a progressive vision of public safety could look like.

#crime-and-criminals, #karma-roge, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #police-department-nyc, #polls-and-public-opinion, #sharkey-patrick, #united-states

The Ronald Reagan Guide to Joe Biden’s Political Future

It is hard to act as an ambitious president without incurring a penalty, even if your policies are popular.

#american-rescue-plan-2021, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #polls-and-public-opinion, #reagan-ronald-wilson, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government

The Problem of Political Despair

Hopelessness about our democracy could accelerate its decay.

#democratic-party, #hayes-chris-1979, #polls-and-public-opinion, #presidential-election-of-2024, #redistricting-and-reapportionment, #united-states, #united-states-politics-and-government

Just How Bad Is It Out There for Democrats?

Democratic support has plunged nationally in recent months. Exactly how far it has fallen is hotly debated in both parties.

#democratic-party, #elections-house-of-representatives, #house-of-representatives, #midterm-elections-2022, #polls-and-public-opinion, #republican-party, #united-states-politics-and-government

Boris Johnson Battered in Parliament as Scandal Puts Him on Defense

Reversals and broken promises have eroded his party’s lead in the polls, and the prime minister faces a low-grade mutiny from Conservatives angry over a proposal to limit their options for extra income.

#conservative-party-great-britain, #european-union, #johnson-boris, #labour-party-great-britain, #legislatures-and-parliaments, #politics-and-government, #polls-and-public-opinion, #starmer-keir

Where Are Young People Most Optimistic? In Poorer Nations.

More than half of Americans, young and old, say children today will be less economically successful than their parents, a global survey shows.

#anxiety-and-stress, #income, #optimism, #polls-and-public-opinion, #poverty, #third-world-and-developing-countries, #youth

U.S. Allies Drive Much of World’s Democratic Decline, Data Shows

Washington-aligned countries backslid at nearly double the rate of non-allies, data shows, complicating long-held assumptions about American influence.

#cold-war-era, #democracy-theory-and-philosophy, #elections-courts-and-the-judiciary, #politics-and-government, #polls-and-public-opinion, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-international-relations

Menace, as a Political Tool, Enters the Republican Mainstream

Threats of violence have become commonplace among a significant part of the party, as historians and those who study democracy warn of a dark shift in American politics.

#conservatism-us-politics, #polls-and-public-opinion, #republican-party, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #threats-and-threatening-messages, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

Biden Got His Infrastructure Bill. Now He Has to Sell It to Voters.

Inside the Democratic Party, concerns are growing about whether the president will be able to fully capitalize on a major legislative victory.

#american-jobs-plan-2021, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #democratic-party, #infrastructure-public-works, #polls-and-public-opinion, #republican-party, #united-states-politics-and-government

The G.O.P. Is Giddy Over ‘C.R.T.’ But Democrats Aren’t Helpless.

The culture wars are never over. That doesn’t mean they always have to end the same way.

#conservatism-us-politics, #critical-race-theory, #democratic-party, #diangelo-robin-author, #discrimination, #education-k-12, #fox-news-channel, #kendi-ibram-x, #news-and-news-media, #polls-and-public-opinion, #race-and-ethnicity, #republican-party, #rufo-christopher-f, #united-states-politics-and-government, #white-fragility-why-its-so-hard-for-white-people-to-talk-about-racism-book, #whites

Do Democrats Have a Messaging Problem?

Some critics say the Democratic Party is struggling to respond to issues seized upon by conservative news media.

#critical-race-theory, #democratic-party, #education-k-12, #elections-governors, #police-reform, #polls-and-public-opinion, #republican-party, #united-states-politics-and-government, #virginia

‘Free Joe Biden’: Sean Maloney on How Democrats Can Get Back on Track

In an interview, the leader of the House Democrats’ campaign arm acknowledged the major challenges facing the party but defended its agenda and its continued focus on Donald Trump.

#american-jobs-plan-2021, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #democratic-party, #maloney-sean-patrick, #polls-and-public-opinion, #united-states-politics-and-government

How Infrastructure Week Finally Happened

Getting past incompetence, cronyism and ideology.

#democratic-party, #house-of-representatives, #infrastructure-public-works, #polls-and-public-opinion, #republican-party, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

A Way Forward for Biden and the Democrats in 2022 and 2024

The new bipartisan infrastructure law is a first step, but only a broader course correction to the center will give Democrats a fighting chance.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #clinton-bill, #mcauliffe-terry, #midterm-elections-2022, #politics-and-government, #polls-and-public-opinion, #presidential-election-of-2020, #trump-donald-j, #voting-and-voters, #youngkin-glenn-a

Americans Are Flush With Cash and Jobs. They Also Think the Economy Is Awful.

The psychological effects of inflation seem to have the upper hand.

#consumer-price-index, #inflation-economics, #labor-and-jobs, #polls-and-public-opinion, #prices-fares-fees-and-rates, #united-states-economy, #wages-and-salaries

On the Spending Bill and Vaccines, Democrats Must Get Moving

Pass something, and mandate vaccinations.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #democratic-party, #polls-and-public-opinion, #united-states-economy

Did Ciattarelli Lawn Signs Predict his New Jersey Election Performance?

Did that matter? Maybe a little.

#bergen-county-nj, #ciattarelli-jack-m, #elections-governors, #murphy-philip-d-1957, #new-jersey, #polls-and-public-opinion

American Optimism, R.I.P.

Maybe it was always a myth. It’s at least a distant memory.

#clinton-bill, #internal-sub-only-nl, #obama-barack, #politics-and-government, #polls-and-public-opinion, #presidents-and-presidency-us, #reagan-ronald-wilson, #republican-party, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

Republicans Hit on Schools as a Wedge Issue to Unite the Party

Rallying around what it calls “parental rights,” the party is pushing to build on its victories this week by stoking white resentment and tapping into broader anger at the education system.

#coronavirus-reopenings, #critical-race-theory, #discrimination, #e-learning, #education-k-12, #elections-governors, #midterm-elections-2022, #parenting, #polls-and-public-opinion, #race-and-ethnicity, #republican-party, #shutdowns-institutional, #united-states-politics-and-government, #virginia, #youngkin-glenn-a

Reeling From Surprise Losses, Democrats Sound the Alarm for 2022

Party officials say the White House and Congress must do more to address the electorate’s deep malaise or risk watching voters lurch back toward the G.O.P. by default.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #democratic-party, #elections-governors, #mcauliffe-terry, #politics-and-government, #polls-and-public-opinion, #republican-party, #united-states-politics-and-government, #youngkin-glenn-a

What Youngkin’s Win in the Virginia Governor Race Means for Democrats

Less than a year after taking power in Washington, the party faces a grim immediate future, struggling to energize voters without a presidential foil and losing messaging wars to Republicans.

#democratic-party, #elections-governors, #mcauliffe-terry, #midterm-elections-2022, #polls-and-public-opinion, #united-states-politics-and-government, #virginia, #youngkin-glenn-a

The ‘Third Rail of American Politics’ Is Still Electrifying

Polling on immigration shows a strong shift to the left, but survey responses in that vein mask a far more complicated reality.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #democratic-party, #illegal-immigration, #immigration-and-emigration, #labor-and-jobs, #polls-and-public-opinion, #republican-party, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

The Perilous Politics of Rising Inflation

The U.S. is dealing with substantial price rises for the first time in decades.

#audio-neutral-informative, #inflation-economics, #polls-and-public-opinion, #united-states, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government

Covid Shots Are a Go for Children, but Parents Are Reluctant to Consent

Vaccinating 5- to 11-year-olds could be a big step toward returning to normal life in the U.S., but even parents who got the shot are worried about how it might affect their kids.

#children-and-childhood, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #food-and-drug-administration, #parenting, #polls-and-public-opinion, #vaccination-and-immunization, #your-feed-science