articles tagged: 2016 election
why you never send an amateur to do an expert’s job, especially in government
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why you never send an amateur to do an expert’s job, especially in government

Trump & Co. are showing us what happens when amateurs with huge chips on their shoulder take on jobs that require nuance and expertise.

fed up with social change and politics as usual? try trump brand snake oil!
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fed up with social change and politics as usual? try trump brand snake oil!

Trumpism is nothing more than the political equivalent of alt med woo and it's bound to have the same efficacy.

when you’re arguing with a mind wide shut
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when you’re arguing with a mind wide shut

How do you reach people who don't want to be reached and reason with those who refuse the very idea of reasoning?

an app for your government problems?
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an app for your government problems?

If the incoming backwards-looking Trump administration refuses to work with the future-focused tech industry, it can find another world leader who will.

a tale of two conspiracies, or why russian trolls ain’t nuthin’ to take lightly
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a tale of two conspiracies, or why russian trolls ain’t nuthin’ to take lightly

Welcome to 2016 where the news is made up, reality doesn't matter, and conspiracies suddenly start making sense.

it’s still the economy, stupid
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it’s still the economy, stupid

It seems that economy is still the top deciding factor for voters, although not in the same way it used to be a decade ago...

america’s payback-is-a-bitch vote
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america’s payback-is-a-bitch vote

Our leaders' incompetence and complacency have ushered what will effectively be a new dark age.

how to build consensus in politics, from a cognitive psychologists’ standpoint
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how to build consensus in politics, from a cognitive psychologists’ standpoint

While it seems we can't even talk to anyone on the other side of the political divide, psychology offers a roadmap for a productive conversation with almost anyone.

why you can’t scold people into changing a nation’s electoral map
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why you can’t scold people into changing a nation’s electoral map

America's electoral map hasn't caught up to how its citizens live, so Democratic pundits are asking voters to find a way to adapt to the limitations of the past to assure electoral success.

the biggest issue of 2016: the urban future vs. the rural past
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the biggest issue of 2016: the urban future vs. the rural past

Forget red states vs. blue states. The electoral showdown in 2016 is between where we've been and where we need to go.

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