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Checks and balance: Confirmation bias

Checks and balance: Confirmation bias

Update: 2020-09-256
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Economist modelling suggests November's election may end Republican control of the Senate. The Republican leadership plans to push through the appointment of a new Supreme Court justice to replace Ruth Bader Ginsburg before then. Democrats are threatening to retaliate by reforming anti-majoritarian Senate rules if they win back control. Should the Senate change?


James Astill, The Economist’s Washington bureau chief and data journalist Elliott Morris contribute.

 

John Prideaux, The Economist's US editor, hosts with New York bureau chief Charlotte Howard, and Jon Fasman, Washington correspondent.


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Checks and balance: Confirmation bias

Checks and balance: Confirmation bias