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Political Extremism

Angle of Descent, Part IV -- How the Collective Unconscious Strikes Back Through Individuals

Alan Briskin | Posted 09.12.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Alan Briskin

(Introduction / Part One / Part Two / Part Three / Part Four) In Parts I through III, I summarized how our educational system was designed to advance...

The Job Market Is Improving, But Wages Should Be Growing Faster

Aaron Pacitti | Posted 08.08.2016 | Politics
Aaron Pacitti

We are at a political and economic crossroads. Failure to address pressing economic needs such as low wage growth will lead to stagnation and reactionary political extremism.

Are People With Extreme Political Views Just Bored?

The Huffington Post | Bahar Gholipour | Posted 07.13.2016 | Science

The yawning ideological gap between Democrats and Republicans has been growing to the point that political polarization has been called “the definin...

Fear of Terrorism and a Muddling of Judgment

Carol Smaldino | Posted 12.10.2016 | Impact
Carol Smaldino

On December 10, 2015, the New York Times and CBS announced their findings that Americans currently have a fear of terrorism as high as what was presen...

Are Homegrown Terrorists 'Lone Wolves' or 'Stray Dogs'?

Allen Frances | Posted 01.03.2015 | Crime
Allen Frances

Media discussions immediately focus on the psychology and motivations of the killers. What leads someone to murder massively and randomly? How much are these true believing political/religious extremists? Or are they mentally ill?

Are Religious and Political Extremists Crazy?

Allen Frances | Posted 12.24.2014 | Crime
Allen Frances

Jumping to a fake mental disorder diagnosis in everyone who is violent has another serious downside. It unfairly stigmatizes the mentally ill, most of whom are not violent.

How to Marginalize an Extreme Fringe Group Called the NRA

Will Bunch | Posted 02.17.2013 | Politics
Will Bunch

The horrific events that took place Friday should make America finally think differently about the NRA. It should not be silenced -- that would un-American -- but it must be marginalized, pushed to the far fringes, drowned out by the voices of the majority of Americans who desperately desire gun sanity.

Extremist Politics: Debating the Nuts and Bolts

Wray Herbert | Posted 11.26.2012 | Science
Wray Herbert

Philip Fernbach and his colleagues wondered if forcing people to explain complex policies in detail might force them to confront their ignorance and thus weaken their extremist stands on issues. They ran a series of lab experiments to test this idea.

Europe's Lurch to the Fringe

Daniel Wagner | Posted 07.03.2012 | World
Daniel Wagner

Since the political middle ground has failed to deliver, voters are seeking solace through increasingly political candidates spouting extremist rhetoric, and raising the prospects of parties on the far right and left.

Why I Cannot Support Barack Obama

Al Checchi | Posted 01.21.2012 | Politics
Al Checchi

I wrote the following four years ago in October, 2008 just prior to the national elections. I will not vote to reelect the president.

The Fourth Way

Al Checchi | Posted 12.31.2011 | Politics
Al Checchi

We need to develop a "Fourth Way," the American Way -- neither left, right, or bipartisan, but a non partisan common sense program for American civic renewal.

Occupy Wall Street Is the Tip of the Iceberg

Eugene Linden | Posted 12.24.2011 | Politics
Eugene Linden

We may be approaching that point where the wage gap cannot continue to widen. Will these protests continue to swell and force politicians to act? If they do, what will they give the voters?

Play To The Base?

Al Checchi | Posted 11.27.2011 | Politics
Al Checchi

Those who are advising President Obama to "play to the base" and tack further to the left are sowing the seeds for a Democratic wipe out more devastat...

The Psychology of Extremism

Ian I. Mitroff | Posted 10.30.2011 | Politics
Ian I. Mitroff

It is not possible to understand fully why moderates are no longer welcome within the Republican Party -- indeed why for all practical purposes the Party has been completely taken over by extremists -- in conventional terms alone.

Oslo Killer Posted On My Site

FrumForum | July 26th, 2011 at 11:50 Am Nils August Andresen and English | Posted 09.25.2011 | World

How did this worldview of war, death and destruction arise in my peaceful, beloved country of Norway? What is the relationship between a demonizing po...

Bianca Bosker

As Internet Use Grows, Is It Polarizing Political Views? | Bianca Bosker | Posted 05.29.2011 | Technology

Even as an increasing number of Americans go online for political news, more than half of U.S. Internet users are wary of the web’s influence and vi...

In Israel Debate, These Jews Should Be Ignored

Rabbi David Wolpe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rabbi David Wolpe

No responsible organization should dignify intellectually disreputable and morally loathsome positions. There is enough to argue about without inviting the haters into the conversation.

Keith Olbermann Has A New Worst Person: Robin Hayes (R-NC)

Howie Klein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Howie Klein

If any member of Congress personifies a willingness to sell out his constituents' economic interests for the sake of special interests, it is Robin Hayes.