"Corrections of misinformation are constantly being amplified," says Emily Thorson, assistant professor of political science. People are trying to do something good by correcting the misinformation but in the process they're "pushing it out to more people and potentially causing more belief echoes to arise."
Catherine Gerard, director of the Program for the Advancement of Research on Conflict and Collaboration, discusses the importance of peacebuilding, dialogue and local efforts in combatting violence against women across the globe. She appeared on a documentary featuring a local women's group, Women Transcending Boundaries, which is a group that fosters a community of women from many faith and cultural traditions seeking to nurture mutual respect and understanding.
Tom Keck, professor of political science and Michael O. Sawyer Chair of Constitutional Law and Politics, says the nomination of Kavanaugh is part of a "generation-long effort to stack the Supreme Court."
"Policing of tone, I don't think, is just atmospherics. It really is a way of conveying a different understanding of the respect that people are owed," says Keith Bybee, professor of political science.
Kristi Andersen, professor emeritus of political science, discussed Gina Haspel, President Trump's nominee for director of the CIA, Congresswoman Claudia Tenney and New York's 22nd congressional district, and the resignation of New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman.
Kristi Andersen, professor emeritus of political science, discusses the release of the Nunes memo, John DeFrancisco's announcement to run for Governor of New York state, and the dropping of a historic logo in Cleveland.