Researchers know authoritarians backed President Trump in the election. And they know consuming a lot of TV breeds authoritarian tendencies. At the intersection of those two points, things get interesting.
Long before Trump or even Reagan, America's 35th president showed us how to leverage the power of celebrity in politics.
Hero talk by politicians goes back more than a century, and has ramped up in recent decades. But research shows the public isn't moved by the lofty rhetoric.
Every day, it's resisters to the left and bad headlines to the right. So why is it likely Trump will still be re-elected?