articles tagged: political campaign
why politically incorrect speech can boost politicians’ approval
# science

why politically incorrect speech can boost politicians’ approval

Politicians need to keep their voters happy and voters don't like to be offended. But it turns out, dishing out a little offense once in a while gives politicians a real edge.

why scientists won’t be elected in the u.s.
# politics

why scientists won’t be elected in the u.s.

American voters want scientists to solve their problems out of sight and out of mind. They certainly don't want them in office.

political civility is dead. long live political civility?
# politics

political civility is dead. long live political civility?

Sometimes angry calls for more civility in political and social discourse are necessary. And sometimes they're just a muzzle for partisan bloviators who can dish it out but can't take it.

luddites add chemistry to their arsenal
# science

luddites add chemistry to their arsenal

Good regulation is based on facts and peer-reviewed studies, not scaremongering and chemophobia.

how low can you go?
# politics

how low can you go?

Believe it or not, over the long term, political discourse is getting a lot less nasty on average.