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Monday, June 26, 2017

Only Scant Majority Of White Voters Pleased By Trump

Reprinted with permission from Alternet.

White Americans remain the only major demographic group in which the percentage of people who think Donald Trump is doing a good job outpaces the number who think he’s doing poorly.

That finding comes from Pew Research Center, which polled more than 2,500 adults around the U.S. between June 8-18. While African Americans and Latinos overwhelmingly gave the president’s performance a thumbs-down, 50 percent of white respondents report feeling good about Trump’s presidency. Just 44 percent think that Trump deserves a poor performance review.

Contrast that with people of color who responded to the survey.

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Domestic Terrorism: Home Is Where The Hate Is

Reprinted with the permission from Reveal and The Investigative Fund.

The original version of this joint project can be read at both The Investigative Fund and Reveal, which feature many additional photographs, illustrations, graphs, and a full explication of the methodology used to compile the terrorism incident database. 

An early high-water mark of Donald Trump’s presidency came February 28, with his first address to Congress. Midway through the speech, the new president turned to national security: “We are also taking strong measures to protect our nation from” – and here he paused for emphasis – “radical Islamic terrorism.”

Those words got him a standing ovation.…

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