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My Daughter Is Afraid of Donald Trump

Kristie Stumpf Rork | Posted 03.19.2017 | Parents
Kristie Stumpf Rork

Snuggling on the sofa with my eight-year daughter one evening, a commercial for the nightly news hinted of a sensational story about the 2016 political candidates. My daughter looked at me, with sadness in her eyes, "Mommy, I don't want Trump to be president." "Why is that, baby?" I ask. "Because half of my friends would disappear from school!"

We Are Not The Same: Race and the Internet

Keith Powell | Posted 10.27.2016 | Black Voices
Keith Powell

There were moments of disagreements between some, and those disagreement always seemed to ignore the opposing side's history in order to justify their own. This led me to think about how we have come upon a critical divide in this country. And I blame the internet.

How Facebook and Google's Algorithms Are Affecting Our Political Viewpoints

Megan Anderle | Posted 10.15.2016 | Technology
Megan Anderle

Now that the 2016 presidential election is a regular part of the news cycle and users are sharing their opinions daily, let's dive into all the ways, subtle and overt, that the most-used social network and the most-used search engine affect our political beliefs.

Maintaining Neutrality In The New York Times, From Jill Abramson (VIDEO)

Posted 04.24.2014 | Home

Executive Editor of The New York Times, Jill Abramson, had a thoughtful response to the question of how the paper maintains a neutral political point ...

How Your Body Responds to This Image May Predict Your Political Views: Surprising New Explanations for Political Differences

John R. Hibbing | Posted 03.12.2014 | Science
John R. Hibbing

Where people sit socioculturally often does not indicate where they stand politically. But maybe their biology does.

"The Great De(generation)": A Millennial Take With Author Niall Ferguson

Inesha Premaratne | Posted 08.31.2013 | Home
Inesha Premaratne

In the Fall of 2011, Niall Ferguson, a Professor at Harvard University, detailed for a TED audience what he believed to be the "6 killer apps for prosperity."

Politics Spotlights Difference Between Liberals, Conservatives

Posted 12.13.2012 | Science

By: Stephanie Pappas, LiveScience Senior Writer Published: 12/12/2012 05:30 PM EST on LiveScience With media figureheads like Rush Limbaugh and Mic...

5 Simple Ways To Election-Proof Your Marriage

Bari Zell Weinberger, Esq. | Posted 12.27.2012 | Weddings
Bari Zell Weinberger, Esq.

With the 2012 presidential race now reaching a fever pitch, it may sound like political opposites Donna and Frank don't have much in common. But as it turns out they do, and it's something major: Donna and Frank have been happily married for almost 50 years.

Strange New Study Links Muscle Strength, Political Views

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 10.23.2012 | Science

Are political views a matter of muscles? A new paper published online in the journal Psychological Science suggests that muscular strength can be ...

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.

More Independents Favor Republican Education Views, Survey Shows

Posted 09.20.2012 | Education

Political independents tend to side more with Republicans than Democrats when it comes to educational issues, a nationally representative survey by th...

My Mother Hasn't Changed, But Her Party Has

PJ Mintner | Posted 09.10.2012 | Politics
PJ Mintner

When my mom says that, for the first time in her life, she's afraid of what will happen to the country for me, my brother, my sister, their families and their grandchildren, if the people who are masquerading as Republicans win election, it rattles me a bit.

Does Name-Calling Politics Improve Your Argument?

Robert V. Taylor | Posted 11.10.2012 | Politics
Robert V. Taylor

In the polite city of Portland, Oregon, I eavesdropped on the animated conversation at the table next to me. As they spoke about the Ryan budget the first grenade was thrown: "You are an ass---e."

Social Networks Have Modest Political Impact, Poll Finds

Reuters | Posted 11.03.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Social networking sites play a modest role in influencing most U.S. users' political views, with the biggest impact among Democ...

Newsies Is Right and Left

Victoria Buchholz | Posted 09.08.2012 | College
Victoria Buchholz

Most of my friends saw Newsies as a musical cheering the rise of the union and progressive ideals. But as we emerged from the theater, my two conservative friends saw things differently.

Love and Sales: The Thankless Art of Political Persuasion

Robin Koerner | Posted 05.27.2012 | Politics
Robin Koerner

Love -- which is unifying, inclusive and kind -- is ultimately your only way of getting people to come to your side. And criticizing a person (rather than his views) with whom you have any common ground achieves little or nothing -- so why do it?

Controversy in Wisconsin

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Jim Wallis

When we have controversy and conflict within the church and speak badly of one another as Christians, it actually turns people away from Christ.

Don't Hummer Me In

Bill Chameides | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bill Chameides

Decisions to "buy American" when purchasing a car are understandable. But conflating a specific type of car and patriotic duty makes no sense to me.

Support Your Local Republican

Darryle Pollack | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Darryle Pollack

I feel the Republicans' pain. I've been there. We all have And I remember it well. Not only the sour taste of defeat, but the desperation of despair.