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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 habits of social media partisans: the far left rants and mocks, the far right just lies
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the habits of social media partisans: the far left rants and mocks, the far right just lies

An analysis of partisan echo chambers on social media shows that the far left and the far right have unique approaches to propaganda.

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.

in defense of cultural appropriation
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in defense of cultural appropriation

Without cultural appropriation, we wouldn't have any surviving cultures in the first place.

the angry conspiracy vote, a primer
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the angry conspiracy vote, a primer

In American history, conspiracy theorists taking out their frustrations at the ballot box are far from an anomaly.

hey, older generations, did you know work doesn’t have to be awful?
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hey, older generations, did you know work doesn’t have to be awful?

Baby Boomers are very upset with Millennials for trying to make work more meaningful and comfortable after watching them suffer.

will a universal basic income be a long term solution?
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will a universal basic income be a long term solution?

Universal Basic Income seems like a compassionate, forward-looking idea. But in reality, it's little more than a band aid that needs a lot more thought.

why trump shows how we failed to adapt to the future
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why trump shows how we failed to adapt to the future

Donald Trump being a viable presidential candidate should be a major sign that we're careening into the future with no plan and a system that's coming unglued.

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