Latest from Philip Bump

The community element of dangerous conspiracy theories

New research shows that people with weak community ties are less likely to embrace current conspiracy theories.
  • Mar 8, 2021

The new wedge: States rush to block transgender athletes

A rash of new laws and new rhetoric targets transgender athletes.
  • Mar 8, 2021

Calls to end the filibuster have bigger problems than Joe Manchin

Support for changing the filibuster is not currently a 50-vote proposition.
  • Mar 8, 2021

The ‘magic’ Donald Trump brought to Republican politics is not a mystery

It's a dash of anti-elitism and a healthy dose of nativism packaged in right-wing-media rhetoric.
  • Mar 8, 2021

The dubious value of reading legislation out loud to near-empty rooms

Defenders of Sen. Ron Johnson's delay tactic cite its necessity. That's a stretch.
  • Mar 5, 2021

The quiet crisis of long-term unemployment

The average duration of unemployment reached 27.6 weeks in February.
  • Mar 5, 2021

Timeline: Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s effort to downplay New York’s nursing home death toll

A new report sheds more light on how the administration approached the issue.
  • Mar 5, 2021

With the pandemic far from over, Texas leaders blame immigrants for spreading the virus

After pulling back containment measures, the governor and lieutenant governor are attacking immigrants as sources of infection.
  • Mar 4, 2021

The one simple tell that reveals Fox News’s Seuss obsession for what it is

If the images at issue are so innocuous, why not show them?
  • Mar 4, 2021
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