Amanda Ripley

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(Un)Covering Trump

In the 818 days since the 2016 election, the Washington Post has used the word “unprecedented” in reference to President Donald Trump, or his associates, about 657 times­ — or almost every day.

4th Feb 2019 in Conflict

Complicating the Narratives

What if journalists covered controversial issues differently — based on how humans actually behave when they are polarized and suspicious?

27th Jun 2018 in Conflict

Politics Interrupted

I spent the last few months investigating how the US could get more women (and better men) into elected office for a new POLITICO story.

12th Jun 2017 in General

The Long Half-Life of Half-Baked Laws

So far this year, legislators in at least 16 states have introduced bills designed to rein in protesters--by, for example, banning the use of masks during protests or by indemnifying drivers who strike activists with their cars.

15th Mar 2017 in Education

Inequality, Broken Marriages & Donald Trump

“Let it be said at once: Trump’s victory is primarily due to the explosion in economic and territorial inequality in the United States over several decades and the incapacity of successive governments to deal with these.” – Thomas Piketty, economist and author of Capital in the Twenty-First Century, in Le Monde on Nov. 15, 2016

31st Jan 2017 in General

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