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One curiosity of the cyber-age is that the American public seems relatively unconcerned by what, arguably, is the biggest threat from the Internet: attacks on the nation's “critical infrastructure” — the electric grid, ... I admit that I thought the DHS/FBI memo would be the catalyst that crystallized public opinion.
One curiosity of the cyber age is that the American public seems relatively unconcerned by what, arguably, is the biggest threat from the internet: attacks on the nation's “critical infrastructure” — the electric grid, ... I admit that I thought the DHS/FBI memo would be the catalyst that crystalized public opinion.

Murkowski's effort to unravel these protections undermines economic development, jeopardizes vital natural habitat and watersheds, and serves only the timber industry, not the American public. Scientists overwhelmingly agree that clear cutting of old growth trees for timber puts whole systems at risk and ...
Even among youthful activists, many felt conflicted about whether they should “originate opinions” or merely carry them out. Young men and women were raised to revere ... Women in their 20s worked to refocus American public life toward social concerns. They built schools — nearly one a day between ...
WASHINGTON – One curiosity of the cyber age is that the American public seems relatively unconcerned by what, arguably, is the biggest threat from the internet: attacks on the nation's “critical infrastructure” -- the electric grid, payment networks and water systems, among others. The reaction to the recent ...
Things once outlined, or not outlined, in the Constitution have changed in accordance with the wishes of the American public — changes which would not likely have come to fruition without the freedom of assembly. An individual can disagree with what a protestor has to say to their heart's content. However ...

The Houston Independent School District is a hot commodity in the American public education system. We are the demographic future of our nation. We have schools like HSPVA, DeBakey and Carnegie, some of the best public magnets in the country. We have birthed two of the most outstanding charter ...
[For more on the gun legislation debate and other issues, subscribe to our Opinion Today newsletter.] ... Chief Justice Burger publicly characterized the N.R.A. as perpetrating “one of the greatest pieces of fraud, I repeat the word fraud, on the American public by special interest groups that I have ever seen in ...
With increasing public support for reform of our cannabis laws, and as more states legalize marijuana, Congress has the opportunity to undertake broad initiatives to recognize the changing attitudes of the American public. Working in a bipartisan fashion, Congress can and should stand with the 94 percent ...
In some cases, public opinion has overwhelmingly supported certain tenets of gun control for years; for instance, universal background checks are supported by more than 90 percent of the American public. That's the kind of consensus agreement that's increasingly hard to find in American life, thanks to just ...
Several companies decided last week to publicly cut business ties with the National Rifle Association in the wake of the Parkland, Florida, high school shooting — but now many of them are paying a price in public opinion. Anti-gun advocates launched a #BoycottNRA movement on social media and vowed ...
The researchers found that there is a perception among the American public that wealthy people, the people and organizations who helped lawmakers win their elections, the people who voted for them, and their own political parties influence them too much. Americans surveyed believe that the most ...
Looking at these attitudes in a broader context, the next graph uses data from Vanderbilt's Latin American Public Opinion Project (LAPOP). In this case, the LAPOP surveys asked individuals to rate their satisfaction with democracy on a four-point scale ranging from very dissatisfied to very satisfied. Rather ...
A woman cries as she prays during a vigil at the Parkland Baptist Church, for the victims of the Wednesday shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, in Parkland, Fla., Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018. Nikolas Cruz, a former student, was charged with 17 counts of premeditated murder on Thursday.
Though public opinion may be progressing on gun control measures, it's unclear whether the issue's spike in support will translate to legislative action. Certain gun control regulations have long been popular among the American public, yet reviled by lawmakers and gun lobby groups like the National Rifle ...
A new survey of US public opinion sheds some fascinating light on the subject. Long story short: While Americans still seem lukewarm on reducing fossil fuel production in general, and they are ambivalent and uncertain about natural gas, they are rapidly turning against coal. The survey in question is the ...
Russian mass media have overlooked the public opinion poll conducted in Ukraine by International Republican Institute (USA)* mentioning it just in brief news. Even in Ukraine, most of mass media have hushed it up. The survey was conducted by GFK, Ukraine, on November 15 – December 14, 2017.

The fact of the matter is, though, that while relief for DREAMers is wildly popular with the American public, a border wall and reducing immigration levels are not. As you might imagine, most ... But the consistency of public opinion across pollsters and question wordings is striking. Relief for DREAMers never ...
American democracy was attacked during the 2016 election and to understand both how successful the Russians were and how to stop the next attack, America's law enforcement and national security officials — not to mention the American public — need to know what the president knows. President ...
Special Counsel Robert Mueller indicted foreign citizens for trying to influence the American public about an election because those citizens did not register as a foreign agent nor record their financial expenditures to the Federal Elections Commission. By that theory ... This is an opinion piece. The views ...
In the end, then President George W. Bush ignored American public opinion and the sage advice of senior Republican statement like former Secretary of State James Baker and former National Security Advisor Brent Scowcroft and invaded Iraq leading to the most consequential disaster in recent US history ...
The statement is an insult to the intelligence of the American public. The shooter had an AR-15 rifle, precisely the kind of weapon that should not be in the hands of anyone other than military personnel in combat or combat training. Mental health, while always a factor, is irrelevant when it comes to the ...
A new survey of US public opinion sheds some fascinating light on the subject. Long story short: While Americans still seem lukewarm on reducing fossil fuel production in general, and they are ambivalent and uncertain about natural gas, they are rapidly turning against coal. The survey in question is the ...
Tom Z. Collina is policy director of Ploughshares Fund, an organization that aims to reduce the risk of the use of nuclear weapons. The opinions expressed in this commentary are his. (CNN) Sixty percent of the American public already doesn't trust President Donald Trump with nuclear weapons.
Paul Callan is a CNN legal analyst, a former New York homicide prosecutor and currently is counsel at the New York law firm of Edelman & Edelman PC, focusing on wrongful conviction and civil rights cases. Follow him on Twitter @paulcallan. The opinions expressed in this commentary are his own.
As Vox's Dylan Matthews recently pointed out, American public opinion has undergone a sort of “Trumpificiation” in recent months and years. Trump and the hyper-partisanship that accompanied his rise (and which he engendered) have changed the way Americans think about politics. In the age of Trump, ...
The fact of the matter is, though, that while relief for DREAMers is wildly popular with the American public, a border wall and reducing immigration levels are not. As you might imagine, most ... But the consistency of public opinion across pollsters and question wordings is striking. Relief for DREAMers never ...
It's time for Democrats and Republicans to make a real deal on immigration and end almost two decades of ineffective, hypocritical policies. The basic tenets of such a deal have wide public support, except among the extreme wings of each party. And that is the problem. It's the reason President Obama, ...
Sadly, the breakdown does nothing to resolve the issue for the American public. There likely will be plenty of tweets from both sides, but no transparent airing of the evidence about the allegations of fraud in 2016. That is unfortunate, because our nation's confidence in the election system is critical to the ...
The magical wish that Special Counsel Robert Mueller will wave his magic wand and make the president go away (even though the Russia investigation has uncovered no evidence). And those tweets! How dare President Trump directly address the American public and the world without consulting first ...
Touting the increase in take-home pay will be a big part of GOP efforts to improve the public's opinion of the law ahead of the 2018 midterm elections. ... approved a tax cut for the middle class in 2009 under then-President Barack Obama's stimulus package, just 12 percent of the American public noticed.
There are two formal Office of Legal Counsel opinions that back this notion: one in 1973 amid revelations of former President Richard Nixon's alleged involvement in the Watergate scandal, and ... "It's not a federal crime to lie to the American public," Pate said, "and it's not a federal crime to lie to the media.".
American public discourse doesn't digest nuance well, and I fear not being heard if I criticize birth control and in the same breath assert my right to it. But these beliefs are not mutually exclusive: I deserve to make decisions about my body, and I deserve a health care system that doesn't consider what's ...
Essentially, if someone like President Donald Trump who knows the media, has a built-in following, and has connected with certain factions of the American public can make it to the highest office in America with little intellect or curiosity, then Oprah is the perfect foil to Trump. Oprah is someone who ...
A strong majority of the American public is opposed to military interventions abroad, according to a new poll, even as the Trump administration reportedly mulls whether to make good on its veiled threats of a military strike against North Korea. The J. Wallin Opinion Research survey of 1,000 Americans, ...
Research from Wendt Family Professor of Political Science Morris Fiorina shows that the American public is not more politically polarized than it was in ... “Unstable Majorities: Polarization, Party Sorting and Political Stalemate,” combining previous research on elections and public opinion with new data.
2018 has begun where 2017 ended, with the surging influence of women in American public life continuing to grow. In a bold move to advance the interests of all women, 300 powerful women in Hollywood have announced a new group called Time's Up to lead a national campaign against the systematic ...
There are many reasons why Afghanistan, Iraq, and similar countries will always be quagmires for the U.S. military. U.S. troops have difficulty identifying friend from foe, and indeed “friendly” troops and police sometimes turn on their U.S. counterparts. U.S. troops will always be a foreign presence, heavily ...
Khe Sanh likewise took hold of the American public, which bought into the notion of a pivotal battle that would leave one side sprawling and the other limping to final defeat. Westmoreland threw everything he could at Khe Sanh. During the 77-day siege, American jets flew more than 24,000 sorties, ...
Over time, genuine efforts by Muslims will pay off. American public opinion is dynamic. It rewards good behavior. Muslims are the product of their social environment. Muslims in Muslim-majority nations like the world's largest Muslim nation Indonesia, with large minorities (Christians, Hindus and Buddhists) ...
The calendar year that President Donald Trump spent settling into the White House has been marked by consistently low ratings from a majority of the American public. But this year also has seen new highs for the economy, growing popularity for Obamacare and widening public opinion gaps ahead of the ...
... who have accused him of everything from ogling (teenagers no less) to groping and kissing, Sanders repeated Trump's denials and then invoked no less an authority than the American public as grounds to end the discussion. "The people of this country, at a decisive election, supported President Trump, ...
The Mozilla and Ipsos survey also highlighted how little faith Americans had in their own government to follow public opinion: 78 percent of Americans place little or no faith in Congress to protect their access to the internet, and right now they appear to be correct. The future of the internet and free ...
The U.S. Supreme Court is set to hear arguments on a question that divided the American people in a 2016 Pew Research Center survey: whether businesses that provide wedding services should be required to cater to same-sex couples or whether they should be able to refuse based on religious ...
Russian mass media have overlooked the public opinion poll conducted in Ukraine by International Republican Institute (USA)* mentioning it just in brief news. Even in Ukraine, most of mass media have hushed it up. The survey was conducted by GFK, Ukraine, on November 15 – December 14, 2017.
RE “What happens when a party becomes unmoored from the truth and the American creed” (Jan. 22, 2018):. People, both to the left and to the right, are coming to realize that true conservatism is in its death throes, yet; we should not cheer the death of the Republican party. We should mourn the death of a ...
... by the Viet Minh mostly to shape public opinion in Paris, a bit of drama rather than sound military strategy. It worked.” Now, he warned, Hanoi was going to implement a similar plan to “bleed the Americans” and “get the American public to force U.S. withdrawal,” because “they believe the American public ...
And yet Trump has nonetheless reshaped American public opinion across a number of topics. Political scientists have known for decades that political elites like presidents help form public opinion, especially among supporters, and evidence has recently begun to accumulate suggesting that people's ...
In the past, efforts to undermine protection of the environment have been rejected by the American public. Exploitation of public lands in the late 19th century helped usher in the Progressive conservation era of Theodore Roosevelt. Americans rejected the extremism of Interior Secretary James Watt and the ...
Now, thanks to Mr. Pai, who decided to ignore the opinion from the vast majority of the American public, decided to kill the most fundamental ...


 

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