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    Capitalism versus capitalism: Fox News and ‘strategic lying’

Capitalism versus capitalism: Fox News and ‘strategic lying’

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In the US, two election technology companies are suing right-wing broadcaster Fox News for defamation over the network’s coverage of the 2020 presidential election, when it broadcast stories about rigged voting machines. Bart Cammaerts looks at the implications of the cases for the relationship between capitalism, the media and disinformation.

Capitalism tends to have all the cake, eat it […]

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    What Happened?: In 2020, Iowa moved from swing state to safe state.

What Happened?: In 2020, Iowa moved from swing state to safe state.

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For many years Iowa has been considered a swing state and a bellwether state, indicating the political direction of the country as a whole. The 2020 general election, however, saw Republican successes across US House and State Legislative races. Andrew Green writes that the GOP has flipped the state from ‘swing’ to ‘safe’ by making gains among rural Iowans […]

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    Why Americans’ support for democratic values may not protect democracy in practice

Why Americans’ support for democratic values may not protect democracy in practice

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Former President Trump’s claims that he lost the 2020 election because of voter fraud, and the increasing number of states enacting voter restrictions have led to questions about the state of democracy in the US. In new research, Peter Hanson, Danielle Lussier, and Georgia Rawhouser-Mylet find that in general, support for democratic values in the US is robust. But […]

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    Building Back Better: Biden has taken some first steps towards a less inhumane and biased criminal justice system.  

Building Back Better: Biden has taken some first steps towards a less inhumane and biased criminal justice system.  

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With the end of the first 100 days of the Biden Administration, what progress has been made in reforming America’s criminal justice policy? As part of our Building Back Better series, Nicola Lacey writes that President Biden is moving to fulfil his election campaign promises with a range of criminal justice reforms including drug sentencing reform, robust gun controls, […]

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