Coronavirus

Can the Government Mandate a Covid-19 Vaccine? Will It Have To?

With the emergence of two vaccines with high levels of effectiveness, there’s a strong prospect of having powerful new tools to combat Covid-19 in the months ahead. But the road between a vaccine...
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Why Were the Polls Wrong?

Since the election on November 3, one question on many people’s minds was how the polling industry could have interpreted the desires of American voters so poorly. While many polls had shown large...
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How Will Trump and Biden’s Tax Plans Affect Americans?

In U.S. presidential elections, the candidates’ respective tax plans continue to be a pivotal issue. For many, the direction of tax policy and the portion of American society that is targeted are...
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The Most Credible Reporters for Election News

With less than two weeks left before the election, Americans are inundated with thousands of news articles that have every conceivable angle on this election season. Which stories are worth...
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The Factual’s Most Credible Sources for Election News

With the U.S. presidential election less than three weeks away, the need for credible news remains high as voters head to the polls. Given the contentiousness of the competition and questions...
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The Covid Comeback: What's Different This Time?

Florida recently ordered a return to normal, with restaurants and bars reopening to 100% capacity. Such policies would lead one to believe that the worst is over. But in other parts of the world,...
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The Supreme Court Upheaval: Analysis Across the Political Spectrum

With Senators like Mitt Romney (R-UT) and Lamar Alexander (R-TN) announcing their support for President Trump’s efforts to fill Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s seat on the Supreme Court, the stage is set...
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Is Climate Change Responsible for This Season's Wildfires?

The recent HBO miniseries Chernobyl captured a key moment in which human protagonists are confronted by the scale of a disaster. During this unprecedented man-made incident in 1986, nuclear...
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Phillip Meylan

Phillip is a writer, editor, and researcher. Before completing his MSc in Comparative Politics at the London School of Economics and Political Science in 2019, he worked as an editor and content strategist for the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, D.C. When he’s not working, you can find him playing soccer, hiking, or cooking.
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18 min read

Why Were the Polls Wrong?

Since the election on November 3, one question on many people’s minds was how the polling industry could have interpreted the desires of American voters so poorly. While many polls had shown large leads for President-elect Joe...
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24 min read

How Will Trump and Biden’s Tax Plans Affect Americans?

In U.S. presidential elections, the candidates’ respective tax plans continue to be a pivotal issue. For many, the direction of tax policy and the portion of American society that is targeted are key barometers for whether the...
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8 min read

The Most Credible Reporters for Election News

With less than two weeks left before the election, Americans are inundated with thousands of news articles that have every conceivable angle on this election season. Which stories are worth reading with our limited time?
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9 min read
news - Oct 15, 2020

The Factual’s Most Credible Sources for Election News

With the U.S. presidential election less than three weeks away, the need for credible news remains high as voters head to the polls. Given the contentiousness of the competition and questions swirling about what will happen...
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33 min read

The Covid Comeback: What's Different This Time?

Florida recently ordered a return to normal, with restaurants and bars reopening to 100% capacity. Such policies would lead one to believe that the worst is over. But in other parts of the world, and indeed in parts of the U.S.
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10 min read
media - Sep 25, 2020

The Supreme Court Upheaval: Analysis Across the Political Spectrum

With Senators like Mitt Romney (R-UT) and Lamar Alexander (R-TN) announcing their support for President Trump’s efforts to fill Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s seat on the Supreme Court, the stage is set for the rapid approval of a...
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21 min read
media - Sep 17, 2020

Is Climate Change Responsible for This Season's Wildfires?

The recent HBO miniseries Chernobyl captured a key moment in which human protagonists are confronted by the scale of a disaster. During this unprecedented man-made incident in 1986, nuclear scientists at a damaged nuclear...
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31 min read
media - Sep 9, 2020

Are the Police Systemically Racist?

From Jacob Blake, to George Floyd, to Breonna Taylor, 2020 has seen immense pressure to re-examine how the police interact with society. The oft-cited statistic that Black individuals are several times more likely to be shot...
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27 min read
news - Sep 1, 2020

Deciphering the News About the U.S. Postal Service

Though you may have experienced shortages or delays in mail recently, you’ve probably also seen more articles about the mail than you know what to do with. From Postmaster General Louis DeJoy’s recent hearings, to long-running...
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