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Trumping Political Science? Lessons from Donald Trump's Surprising Campaign

Kirby Goidel | Posted 01.31.2017 | Politics
Kirby Goidel

It is unclear if Donald Trump has rewritten the rules of political campaigning but he has unquestionably left pundits and political scientists baffled by his success. Most careful observers of politics (present authors included) believed Trump would have washed out quickly and decisively.

America Is Somehow Getting Smarter

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 11.06.2012 | College

A record number of young adults ages 25 to 29 have graduated both high school and college in the U.S., a new analysis of census data by the Pew Resear...

Andrea Stone

Mitt Romney, Product Of Mormon Culture Of 'Moderation And Pragmatism' | Andrea Stone | Posted 03.16.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Mitt Romney has called himself "severely conservative" but an expert on religion and politics said the Republican presidential front-run...

Americans Hold High Opinion Of Colleges

Posted 03.02.2012 | College

Americans across party lines have a pretty high opinion of colleges. In a new Pew Research Center poll, only small businesses and technology compan...

Viewers Turn To Cable News For 2012 Campaign Coverage

Posted 02.07.2012 | Media

More people are turning to cable news for information about the 2012 presidential campaign than other forms of media, according to Pew Research Center...

How It Really Hurts To Be Poor In America With Poorly Educated Parents

Posted 01.18.2012 | Education

Intuitively, a child's academic performance is likely higher if he or she has highly educated parents, and lower if the child has less educated parent...

10 States With The Highest Debt Per Person

Reuters/The Huffington Post | Posted 12.24.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON - The total of U.S. state debt, including pension liabilities, could surpass $4 trillion, with California owing the most and Vermont owing ...

Pew Center Report: Record Number Of Latino Kids In College | Posted 10.25.2011 | Latino Voices

There are more Latino kids in college than ever thanks to a 24-percent spike in enrollment in just one year that also helped the U.S. reach all-time h...

The Stories Statistics Don't Tell

Preeti Vissa | Posted 10.02.2011 | Business
Preeti Vissa

For every dollar a white family owns, the median Latino family now has roughly six cents and the median black family has a nickel.

WATCH: World's First Shark Sanctuary

The Huffington Post | Tara Kelly | Posted 09.17.2011 | Green

Sharks may have once been at the top of the food chain, but with 73 million now killed each year and 30 percent threatened with extinction, island cou...

Report: Wide White-Hispanic Education Achievement Gap Persists

Posted 08.16.2012 | Education

By Molly O'Toole WASHINGTON -- The Hispanic-white educational achievement gap has remained wide over the past two decades, according to a new repor...

State Pensions Plans Face $1 TRILLION Shortfall: Pew Center

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

HARRISBURG, Pa. ( BY MARK SCOLFORO, AP) -- States may be forced to reduce benefits, raise taxes or slash government services to address a $1 trillion ...

Toyota/Pew Collaboration Teaches Businesses How To Be More Sustainable

Julie A. Varughese | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Julie A. Varughese

The Japanese automaker has touted its philosophy of reducing emissions in every aspect of its operations, from building more efficient manufacturing plants to aiming for completely recyclable vehicles.