Why are Americans losing trust in power? It’s complicated, new report says

Empathy, fairness and ethics are among the values that shape Americans’ measure of trust in public officials, and that trust, according to a new Pew Research Center report, continues to decline. The study found that Americans share nuanced views on which trust-building factors are important for which institutions, meaning the keys to winning them over …

‘Growing hostility’ between student media and administrators

Censorship of student media is pervasive across the United States, despite the lack of substantial qualitative data to confirm a recent uptick in cases, media scholars and researchers say. Interviews with student journalists, media advisers and media law researchers found that they’ve been censored or have witnessed student media censorship either as a bystander or …

Candidates take their messages to the West

Fourteen Democratic presidential hopefuls are meeting in San Francisco this weekend for the California Democratic Party’s annual convention, underscoring the state’s potential importance in the presidential primary calendar and highlighting key issues already dominating the campaign trail. In 2020, California’s primary is slated for March 3, also known as Super Tuesday. It joins 13 other …

Former White House advisor Steve Bannon

Creating an archive for ‘Trump’s Trade War’

After working for months on the PBS FRONTLINE documentary “Trump’s Trade War,” I could probably recite portions of Donald Trump’s May 1, 2016, campaign speech in Fort Wayne, Indiana, from memory. In the speech, Trump said: “We can’t allow China to continue raping our country, and that’s what they’re doing.” The speech features prominently in …

Made in China 2025: the industrial plan China doesn’t want anyone talking about

The plan has become a political flashpoint in the Trump administration’s trade war with China: last fall, Vice President Mike Pence invoked the country’s ire when he lambasted Made in China 2025 — its sweeping industrial planning strategy — as a directive to obtain American intellectual property. Now, at least officially, it’s no longer part …

Trump’s Trade War

President Donald Trump’s announcement regarding his decision to place tariffs on Chinese imports in 2018 further complicated a historically tumultuous relationship between China and the U.S. With Trump’s recent threats to further raise tariffs on hundreds of billions of dollars of Chinese goods, a trade deal between the nations has yet to be negotiated. In …

‘Trump’s Trade War’ airs Tuesday

President Trump’s decision to impose tariffs on billions of dollars of Chinese imports has captured headlines for the past year, most recently with Chinese negotiators set to arrive in Washington next week for trade talks. But what’s behind the conflict, and how does it affect American and Chinese industry? Those questions are at the heart of “Trump’s …

Tracing political scandals from Nixon to Clinton to Trump

The Investigative Reporting Workshop is co-publishing this essay with Zing.vn, one of the most-read news outlets in Vietnam. The United States is mired today in its worst, most significant and extensive political and ethical wrongdoing since the 1974 Watergate scandal that, after more than two years, resulted in the historically unprecedented resignation of President Richard …