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As the Trump administration turns 100 days old, a flurry of economic policy reversals in recent weeks suggests the president’s populism is being replaced by “business as usual” Republicanism. On issues from trade to China, Donald Trump has turned away from campaign promises toward a more pragmatic approach. Or has he? Georgia State’s Charles Hankla examines the vacillations of Trump’s first few months in office and concludes their defining characteristic is something entirely different.

More than two decades on, the infamous OJ Simpson case still invites debate, speculation and media portrayals. Was part of the problem that jurors didn’t understand how to interpret the evidence? Daniel J. Denis, a quantitative psychologist from the University of Montana explores the statistics of the courtroom.

And today the global health community observes World Malaria Day, looking at advances made against the disease and work that lies ahead. A big concern this year, however, is a new threat that comes not from the mosquito but in the form of budget cuts for climate change research and global health, writes global health scholar and University of Miami President Julio Frenk.

Bryan Keogh

Editor, Economics and Business

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Is Trump a populist, conventional conservative or something else entirely? Andrew Harnik/AP Photo

Trump's brand of economic populism gets a makeover in first 100 days

Charles Hankla, Georgia State University

A flurry of policy reversals in recent weeks suggests Trump has changed his tune from his populist campaign promises. Has he?

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    David Campbell, Binghamton University, State University of New York; Kristina Lambright, Binghamton University, State University of New York

    Trump's budget director singled out Meals on Wheels as a waste of federal dollars. But identifying bad ways to spend taxpayer money is harder than it sounds.

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  • Can we design a better fuel economy label?

    Adrian R. Camilleri, RMIT University; Elke U. Weber, Princeton University; Eric J. Johnson, Columbia University; Rick Larrick, Duke University

    It's all in the presentation: In studies, consumers were more apt to choose fuel-efficient vehicles depending on how the same pieces of information were displayed on labels.

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