Amanda Ripley


(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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