Research

Insurrection, Siege, Riot: The Words Used to Describe the January 6 Capitol Attack

The words media outlets use to describe events play a large role in shaping public perception of those events. As January 6 unfolded on Capitol Hill, there was a rapid shift in language, from “...
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Coronavirus

American Apathy: Our Declining Interest in Covid-19 Cases and Deaths

We are experiencing some of the deadliest days in American history, but the magnitude of the ongoing disaster defies human comprehension. As the number of Covid-19 cases and deaths climbed during...
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Coronavirus

How Dangerous Are the New Covid Variants?

In a cruel twist, 2020 left parting gifts: at least two new, seemingly more dangerous variants of Covid-19. B.1.1.7 was first identified in the UK in September and has recently accounted for more...
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Coronavirus

Can China’s Covid News Be Trusted?

China has received abundant ridicule for its role in Covid-19, from its early negligence, to its influence over the World Health Organization, to its draconian measures to control the virus. Part...
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biden

How Will Foreign Policy Change Under a Biden Administration?

Soon after President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration on January 20, U.S. foreign policy will steer toward more familiar waters. While President Trump’s approach to the international system has been
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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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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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Recent Posts

26 min read
Coronavirus - Jan 12, 2021

American Apathy: Our Declining Interest in Covid-19 Cases and Deaths

We are experiencing some of the deadliest days in American history, but the magnitude of the ongoing disaster defies human comprehension. As the number of Covid-19 cases and deaths climbed during 2020 and reached new heights...
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19 min read
Coronavirus - Jan 4, 2021

How Dangerous Are the New Covid Variants?

In a cruel twist, 2020 left parting gifts: at least two new, seemingly more dangerous variants of Covid-19. B.1.1.7 was first identified in the UK in September and has recently accounted for more than half of new cases in the...
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21 min read
Coronavirus - Dec 19, 2020

Can China’s Covid News Be Trusted?

China has received abundant ridicule for its role in Covid-19, from its early negligence, to its influence over the World Health Organization, to its draconian measures to control the virus. Part of the negative perception in...
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24 min read
biden - Dec 7, 2020

How Will Foreign Policy Change Under a Biden Administration?

Soon after President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration on January 20, U.S. foreign policy will steer toward more familiar waters. While President Trump’s approach to the international system has been unconventional, isolating, ...
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26 min read
Coronavirus - Nov 22, 2020

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 and society returning to...
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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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