Social scientists have uncovered a phenomenon when it comes to measuring public attitudes: People are often reluctant to express support for a policy or to report unfavorable attitudes toward a group if this attitude is not "politically correct" or if they fear "social sanctioning" from their peer groups.
We are allowing much of manufacturing, the great innovation engine that turns ideas into reality, to vanish quietly from our shores. Our global corporations may be benefitting from this; most Americans are not.
The share of doctors willing to accept new Medicaid patients varies widely across the 50 states, according to a recent study from the National Cente...
As rumors of infighting continue to plague the Grand Old Party, the Illinois Republican State Central Committee faces no small task as it meets in Springfield this weekend to select a new leader.
We the people of Zimbabwe, "United in our diversity by our common desire for freedom, justice and equality... Determined to overcome all challenges an...
Don't get bogged down in the legal arguments offered by Roberts. The legal argument is an excuse to allow business conservatives to undo a key piece of legislation that did huge work in giving more Americans the power to vote, but made it harder for business conservatives to win elections.
Even more to my surprise, in the wake of awful natural disasters in the last six months, most notably Hurricane Sandy and the Oklahoma tornadoes, no one still wants to talk about climate change in depth -- rather leave it as a quick soundbite in evening news segments.
What politicians do today and the tone of their comments, particularly on immigration reform, will leave an indelible mark in the minds of Latino voters and the young people who will join the electorate in the years to come.
There was something remarkable about seeing rappers pledge their support to a mainstream presidential candidate, especially given the history of antipathy between national politicians and hip hop.
America lost a champion of public health and environmental protection when Senator Frank Lautenberg passed away on Monday. All of us benefited from hi...
The same guys who brought us some of the biggest political missteps in American history have now unveiled a chronicle of all the other missteps they had in mind but never got a chance to execute. I'm talking about the Romney Readiness Project 2012.
Equally, if not more, disturbing, is that other than the investigation of this handful of groups, the IRS hasn't actually taken the steps needed to ensure that sham non-profits are not abusing the tax code to flood our elections with secret money.
The right-wing is screaming at Eric Holder to investigate potential civil rights' violations by IRS officials. He should take them up on their entreaties, and raise the ante by investigating all the voter suppression and intimidation during the 2012 election.
Stein made a full recovery, but she was never the same when it came to how she wanted to run her life. She transitioned from trying to make change as a non-partisan educator and physician to a full-fledged advocate. Ten years later, she entered politics with the Green Party.
My hope is that the GOP's leaders read these numbers and adopt both a tone and policy stances that unite rather than divide.
Among the most dramatic findings reported in the Census Bureau's Current Population Survey is a large decline in turnout rates among young people. Obama's smaller margin of victory in 2012 was thus partially a turnout story.
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