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Morgan Marietta

Morgan Marietta

Associate Professor of Political Science, University of Massachusetts Lowell
Morgan Marietta studies the psychology of politics and writes about the political consequences of belief. He is the author of four books, The Politics of Sacred Rhetoric: Absolutist Appeals and Political Influence, A Citizen’s Guide to American Ideology, A Citizen’s Guide to the Constitution and the Supreme Court, and most recently One Nation, Two Realities: Dueling Facts in American Democracy. He and Bert Rockman are the co-editors of the Citizen Guides to Politics & Public Affairs from Routledge Press, and with David Klein he is co-editor of the annual SCOTUS series at Palgrave Macmillan on the major decisions of the Supreme Court. He and David Barker write the Inconvenient Facts blog at Psychology Today.

US under Trump Series

Supreme Court to decide the future of the Electoral College

Jun 21, 2020 11:26 am UTC| Politics

Many Americans are surprised to learn that in U.S. presidential elections, the members of the Electoral College do not necessarily have to pick the candidate the voters in their state favored. Or do they? This month...

Supreme Court ruling on Dreamers sends a clear message to the White House: You have to tell the truth

Jun 21, 2020 03:37 am UTC| Law

When it came down to it, the fate of 700,000 immigrants brought to U.S. as children hung on a simple question: Does the White House have to tell the whole truth in justifying its move to deport them? On June 8, the...

Supreme Court DACA decision isn't just about Dreamers -- it's about whether the White House has to tell the truth

Jan 18, 2020 11:59 am UTC| Insights & Views Law

The fate of 700,000 people facing deportation may hang on a new question facing the U.S. Supreme Court: Is the White House legally obligated to tell the whole truth when justifying its actions? In November, justices...

This year at the Supreme Court: Gay rights, gun rights and Native rights

Oct 04, 2019 14:43 pm UTC| Insights & Views Law

The Supreme Court begins its annual session on Oct. 7 and will take up a series of cases likely to have political reverberations in the 2020 elections. Major cases this year address the immigration program for young...

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Economy

Samsung C&T's net profit down to 269.9 billion won in Q4 on reduced equity gains, increased costs

Samsung CT Corp. posted a 269.9 billion won net profit for the fourth quarter, plunging 23.5 percent from a year earlier, due to reduced gains from equity ties with Samsung Biologics Co and increased costs in its trading...

Tesla's Q4 profit below expectations of $1.08 billion

Tesla Incs fourth-quarter profit fell short of average analyst expectations for a $1.08 billion quarterly profit, which was compounded by its failure to provide a clear target for 2021 vehicle deliveries to send shares...

LG Display posts net profit of 621 billion won in Q4 on increased panel sales

LG Display Co. reported a net profit of 621 billion won in the fourth quarter, swinging from a loss of 1.81 trillion won last year due to an increased demand of its panels for IT products and sales of OLED displays amid...

LG Chem posts record sales in 2020 on strong battery sales

LG Chem Ltd. posted annual sales of 0.6 trillion won in 2020, up 9.9 percent on strong battery sales to surpass the threshold for the first time. The net profit jumped 188.9 percent on-year to 1.1 trillion won, and the...

Mercedes-Benz to add 2 EV models in S. Korea in 2020

Mercedes-Benz Korea will launch two all-electric models the new EQA and the new EQS in the Korean market in the first and second half this year to gain a share in the local EV market. In 2019, Mercedes Benz launched its...

Politics

Joe Biden signs executive orders on climate change and the environment

Climate change is one of the issues that Joe Biden plans to tackle directly during his term as president. Biden has taken another step further by signing related executive orders. Speaking to the reporters that were...

World War 3: Tensions rise as Iran-backed militia in Iraq may have opened fire at Saudi Arabia

The increasing conflicts that surround the Islamic nation of Iran could potentially trigger an all-out conflict that could amount to world war 3. Recent reports have now suggested that an explosion that occurred in Saudi...

Michelle Obama praises UCLA gymnast Nia Dennis for viral floor routine

Clips of the floor routine of UCLA gymnast Nia Dennis went viral on social media. Among those who viewed the routine, the clip managed to capture the attention of former first lady Michelle Obama, who had nothing but...

Melania Trump establishes post-White House office to continue 'Be Best' initiative

There have been speculations as to what former first lady Melania Trump plans to do now that she is no longer in the White House. This is until recently, as Melania plans to continue her Be Best initiative with the set up...

Science

What to feed ducks – according to science

The simple things in life sometimes bring the greatest joy like feeding the ducks at your local pond. The next time you pay your feathered friends a visit, consider introducing some variety into the food you give them....

Yellowstone volcano: USGS warns of possible eruption

Many scientists are keeping watch over the activity occurring in the Yellowstone volcano because of its potential to inflict large-scale damage in the United States. Now, scientists at the USGS have now warned of a...

Mars mission: NASA scientist says Martians can help humans live on Red Planet

Being able to live on Mars is one of the goals that space agencies all over the world have when it comes to exploring the red planet in future Mars missions. Although it may take a while to figure out how we may be able to...

Black holes: Albert Einstein's theory may save Earth from wandering black holes

Black holes are one of the most mysterious objects in the universe and were first brought up by renowned scientist Albert Einstein. With the possibility of wandering black holes being able to consume our own planet, the...

Asteroid alert: 16-meter space rock to pass by Earth on New Year weekend

With days to go until the Earth completes another year around the Sun, it appears that the universe also has plans to celebrate the new year along with us. An asteroid is set to pass by our planet a few days after the new...

Technology

‘Call of Duty: Mobile’ is getting another marksman rifle in February

The first season of Call of Duty: Mobile for 2021 is now live, and the new weapon it comes with is undoubtedly one of the highlights of the update. The SKS rifle will be available as a base weapon, but players will have to...

iOS 14.4 delivers critical security fixes for OS kernel and WebKit vulnerabilities

iPhone users who have yet to update their devices to iOS 14.4 might want to install it immediately. Apple confirmed that this version addresses two serious-sounding security flaw that targets the browser and operating...

PS5, Xbox Series X/S restock will remain ‘tight’ as AMD works on increasing chip production

Gamers who have yet to purchase a PlayStation 5 or Xbox Series X/S might have to wait a few more months for the restocks to become more frequent. AMD, the company producing chips for both consoles, eyes tightness in its...

Google apps on iOS 14 devices will stop collecting device IDs for ads

One of the most anticipated changes in the iOS 14 update is centered on Apples new privacy policy. With the new guidelines, Google confirmed it would no longer use crucial user information for advertising...
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