"Implicit" bias refers to associations that are not fully conscious. We could not survive if all our decisions were completely subject to the conscious mind. Because the mind processes so much information, the brain has evolved to look for short cuts.
Candidates like Trott and Trump may be a perfect storm for a Zika health crisis, but voters are the hurricane everyone should be looking at. Continued inaction on Zika is a losing issue with the voting public.
Our unhappiness with national politics should not cause us to give up hope. These days, most positive political activity is close to home, where communities actually improve when clergy, congregation members, and elected officials work together for the common good.
There has been relatively little speculation this election year about what could possibly be the "October surprise." In a normal presidential election year, this is a fun subject to speculate about when the actual news from the campaign trail gets dull and repetitive. This year, of course, that hasn't exactly happened.
Donald Trump's behavior following his clear defeat in Monday night's debate with Hillary Clinton calls into question whether or not he will be willing to accept November 8's results.
It was a beautiful thing to watch. There's nothing sweeter than witnessing a Donald Trump implosion in front of 100-million people. I suspect the first presidential debate will likely go down as the modern-day Kennedy-Nixon contest for its ultimate impact on the election.
"I was in the parking lot at the grocery store yesterday, wearing my Hillary t-shirt in preparation for a debate party, and a woman ran across the par...
The goal of tonight's debate is for the two candidates to win your approval and man can I ever relate to that. It seems on one level or another all I seem to do is try to win over someone's approval. All. The. Time.
The problem is it's those whacks that Clinton and Trump spent most of their time honing to get that precious cheer and got cha' thrill from their partisans. This is no accident. This sad, sorry state of what presidential debates have been reduced too goes beyond just a pander to political thrill-seeking, negativism, and of course, personal attack attack attack.
Donald Trump defeated sixteen other candidates in order to win the Republican nomination. Hillary Clinton struggled for months to hold off a Bernie Sanders insurgency. Though she had been convincingly ahead in polls in the weeks after the Democratic National Convention in July, that lead has been slipping into the single digits in most battleground state and national polls.
We long ago reached a point at which it became difficult to keep track of the various reasons Trump is unfit for high public office. One almost needs a chart with categories and subcategories to sort it all out.
Trump represents a presidential nominee who exhibits no intellectual curiosity, nor any commitment to facts. He's the Fox News id.
Donald Trump keeps talking about making America great again. He promises, if elected, to return us to that time. But what period exactly does h...
During the presidential primary season, it was always amusing to watch Donald Trump tout his massive leads in online polls, the notoriously unscientif...
On the surface, the inability to find any skilled rhetoric to analyze in the first debate is the result of neither candidate having much skill to demonstrate.
It's not hard to see how that shortsightedness has occurred over the years. As the middle class have been pushed out of the playing field and the poor have gotten even poorer, we can't help but feel we've moved far from that vision of equality.