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The Psychology of Manipulation in Political Ads

(14) Comments | Posted October 28, 2010 | 1:51 PM

Are you tired of all the negative attacks, robo calls, and smear campaigns this election season? Have you ever wondered why these deplorable tactics are so widespread in political communications? The simple answer is "because they work." But what exactly do they work for? I'd like to pull back the...

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Where's the Healthy Debate, CNN?

(39) Comments | Posted November 29, 2007 | 4:04 PM

When CNN airs a YouTube debate for Republican presidential hopefuls you might think they'd select questions about the most important concerns Americans have. After all, the questions were taken from everyday citizens with a video camera and access to the web. But health care wasn't mentioned.

As prominent health care...

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Missing the Real Message in Nobel Prize?

(8) Comments | Posted October 12, 2007 | 6:50 PM

The big story today is that the Nobel Peace Prize recognizes the climate crisis as a genuine threat to humanity. It now has official standing along with the proliferation of nuclear weapons, conflict in the Middle East, landmines, and poverty as something that causes harm to people within and beyond...

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