Divided States of America

There are a few different ways to look at President Donald Trump’s job approval ratings. They are the lowest of any first term president at this point in his administration. They are 10-15 points lower than those of President Obama when he left office. They about the same as where […] Read more »

Majority of Republicans back Trump Russia policy

Republicans remain firmly supportive of President Donald Trump’s overtures to Russia, even as the GOP’s congressional leaders are wary. A new McClatchy-Marist poll found large majority of Republicans, 73 percent, appear ready to dismiss leadership’s concerns about getting too close to the longtime adversary amid worries about alleged meddling of […] Read more »

Nearly 6 in 10 don’t think Trump understands the complicated problems a president faces

About a week after Michael Flynn resigned from his job as national security adviser, Americans are concerned about the possibility of improper contact with Russian agents by some of President Trump’s associates – information that came to light possibly due to the leaking of information by members of U.S. intelligence […] Read more »

Trump and the siren song of confidence

… It makes perfect sense for us to select confident people as leaders as long as that confidence reflects competence. All of us want leaders who know what they’re doing. When people are asked why they follow those who are most confident, they routinely report that it is because they […] Read more »