Author: Monica Potts

Are Americans Unhappy?

By any measure, the past two years have been rough. This month, we marked the two-year anniversary of the nation’s first shutdowns to stop the spread of COVID-19. The coronavirus pandemic has caused more than 6 million global deaths since its beginning, including nearly a million in the United States, and continues to kill hundreds […]

Why Americans Are Unlikely to Support A War in Ukraine

It’s hard to remember now that it’s over, but the war in Afghanistan was overwhelmingly popular when it began.  Merely a week after Sept. 11, then-president George W. Bush signed a joint resolution from Congress authorizing the use of force against those responsible, and the U.S. and British, with international support, began bombing Taliban and […]