ommon experience, and modern psychology, validate the truism that people tend to see what they are looking for. In the professional realm, confirmation bias—that is, the tendency of investigators to seek and elevate that which confirms their preexisting hypotheses—is likely to constrain the gaze of even the most determined and experienced souls, and perhaps especially […]
About Bradley C.S. Watson
Bradley C. S. Watson is Philip M. McKenna Chair in American and Western Political Thought and Professor of Politics at Saint Vincent College. He has authored or edited many books, including Living Constitution, Dying Faith: Progressivism and the New Science of Jurisprudence.
Articles by Bradley C.S. Watson
By far the most controversial of President Trump’s many official actions so far is his executive order temporarily suspending entry into the United States of travelers from seven specified Muslim-majority countries. So much fake news is swirling around this order that clarification is necessary. Critics of President Trump will have to swallow this: constitutionally and […]