In a series of analyses published recently in the American Journal of Political Science, the three researchers found that people's moral codes don't cause or predict their political ideology; instead, people's ideology appears to predict their answers on the moral-foundations questionnaire. As Peter Hatemi, one of the study's authors and a political-science professor at Pennsylvania State University, puts it: "We will switch our moral compass depending on how it fits with what we believe politically." read more
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel said Tuesday that he would annex much of the occupied West Bank if voters return him to power in the election next week, a change that could dramatically reshape the protracted Israeli-Palestinian conflict. read more
SUBSCRIBE TODAY ADMINISTRATION Dean of Students at U. of Alabama Resigns After Breitbart Resurfaces Old Tweets By Wesley Jenkins SEPTEMBER 06, 2019 U. of Alabama Jamie Riley Jamie R. Riley, assistant vice president and dean of students at the University of Alabama, resigned on Thursday, the day after Breitbart, a right-wing news outlet, published an article quoting some of his old tweets. In the three tweets noted by the Breitbart article, Riley, who is black, wrote that the American flag "represents a systemic history of racism for my people" and that white people cannot experience racism. The most recent of the tweets was posted in October 2017. He began working at Alabama last February.
Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist David Fahrenthold says in the past, an honor system helped keep presidents from using the office to benefit themselves. Not Trump: "He exploits honor systems." Vice President Mike Pence, Attorney General William Barr, Saudi lobbyists, foreign government officials are among the people who have booked rooms or ballrooms at Trump Hotels, raising serious ethical questions. read more
When King won his most recent reelection campaign, I reported that some Iowans backed him despite his racist remarks, that they were willing to look past them because of King's conservative positions on guns and abortion.