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On Political Correctness - William Deresiewicz. I Was Trained for the Culture Wars in Home School, Awaiting Someone Like Mike Pence as a Messiah. Bernie’s Army Is Running for Congress. Teachout believes she can connect workers, small businesses, and small farmers (who have experienced a collapse in this part of New York) to build a coalition that fights for more decentralized power by reviving antitrust policy, restricting high-risk trading by deposit-taking banks, and enacting public financing of elections.

Bernie’s Army Is Running for Congress

Political Polarization in the American Public. How Increasing Ideological Uniformity and Partisan Antipathy Affect Politics, Compromise and Everyday Life Republicans and Democrats are more divided along ideological lines – and partisan antipathy is deeper and more extensive – than at any point in the last two decades.

Political Polarization in the American Public

These trends manifest themselves in myriad ways, both in politics and in everyday life. American Cultural Values.pdf (application/pdf Object) American values: Living with a superpower. Jonathan Haidt on the moral roots of liberals and conservatives. Unconscious Reactions Separate Liberals and Conservatives. BLUE STATE, red state.

Unconscious Reactions Separate Liberals and Conservatives

Big government, big business. Gay rights, fetal rights. The United States is riven by the politics of extremes. Liberal vs. Conservative Values - a Comparison. This page has not been updated recently.

Liberal vs. Conservative Values - a Comparison

We hope to come back with new and updated articles in the future. Liberal and conservative values in conflict. The Righteous Mind. Back to God with Camille Paglia. Look How Far We've Come Apart. In the witches’ brew of fearmongering, unkeepable promises and poll-tested metaphors that both parties serve up to the electorate every four years, you can always find this predictable dash of inspiration: the image of Americans uniting and working together for the sake of the country.

Look How Far We've Come Apart

President Obama said in Charlotte, N.C. that America is “about what can be done by us, together.” In Tampa, Paul Ryan said, “Whatever your political party, let’s come together for the sake of our country.” And Mitt Romney closed his convention speech with three invocations of “That America, that united America.” On Social Ideology, the Left Catches Up to the Right. Story Highlights.

On Social Ideology, the Left Catches Up to the Right

Party Affiliation Versus Education Level. Research Shatters Voting Pattern Stereotypes. New research by Andrew Gelman, professor of statistics and political science, reveals that voting preference or political party affiliation of U.S. states are not simply tied to income levels.

Research Shatters Voting Pattern Stereotypes

Gelman co-wrote the paper with former Columbia Ph.D. students Boris Shor, Joseph Bafumi and David Park. Higher-income states, which used to favor Republicans, are voting for Democrats; yet overall, Republicans remain the favorite among the wealthy. For decades, Democrats have been viewed as the party of the poor, with Republicans representing the rich.

Recent presidential elections, however, have shown a reverse pattern, with Democrats performing well in the richer "blue" states in the northeast and on the West Coast, and Republicans dominating in the "red" states in the middle of the country. Median Income Data Mirrors Red State-Blue State Divide. TrackBack URL for this entry: Listed below are links to weblogs that reference Median Income Data Mirrors Red State-Blue State Divide:

Median Income Data Mirrors Red State-Blue State Divide

Religion and Party Affiliation Go Hand in Hand. This week, millions of Americans are observing Passover or attending Holy Week religious services.

Religion and Party Affiliation Go Hand in Hand

Data from the Pew Research Center shows that this is a sacred week as well for a vast majority of members of Congress, 97.5 percent of whom identify as Christian or Jewish. These statistics show that Congress’ religious demography is similar to that of the larger American public. However, there are significant discrepancies that shed light on the complicated intersection of faith and politics in America. The religious demography of the 112th Congress hews relatively close to that of the larger U.S. population. According to the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life, 56.8 percent of members of Congress are Protestants and 29.2 percent are Catholics, compared to 51.3 and 23.9 percent, respectively, for all adults in the United States. ‘No Religion’ on the Rise: 19.6% Have No Religious Affiliation. Download the Full Report (1.37MB, 80 pages) Navigate this page The number of Americans who do not identify with any religion continues to grow at a rapid pace.

The Generation Gap Is Back. IN a partisan country locked in a polarizing campaign, there is no shortage of much discussed divisions: religious and secular, the 99 percent and the 1 percent, red America and blue America.

The Generation Gap Is Back

But you can make a strong case that one dividing line has actually received too little attention. It’s the line between young and old. Draw it at the age of 65, 50 or 40. 'Gender Gap' Near Historic Highs. Election maps. Email: Thanks to everyone who wrote in about the maps. I've received so much email that I may not be able to reply to everyone, but I much appreciate all your comments and suggestions. Many of the things people have been asking about are answered in this list of frequently asked questions. Election results by state Most of us are, by now, familiar with the maps the TV channels and web sites use to show the results of presidential elections. Here is a typical map of the results of the 2012 election: Click on any of the maps for a larger picture The states are colored red or blue to indicate whether a majority of their voters voted for the Republican candidate, Mitt Romney, or the Democratic candidate, Barack Obama, respectively.

2012 Presidential Election Results. 2012 Presidential Election Results Robert J. Vanderbei The Election is History. Is Rush Limbaugh's Country Gone? The morning after the re-election of President Obama, Rush Limbaugh told his listeners: I went to bed last night thinking we’re outnumbered. There Are Three Americas Hiding Inside Our Country. History of Congress Infographic.

Left vs. Right Infographic (US) What Makes You Liberal Or Conservative? Fear In Both Cases, Says Study. Secrets of the Right-Wing Brain: New Study Proves It — Conservatives See a Hostile World. Psychology Study: Fear Leads to Conservatism. This is a fascinating study 20 years in the making of the psychology of what makes us lean a certain way. Scientists Are Beginning To Figure Out Why Conservatives Are…Conservative. Scientists are using eye-tracking devices to detect automatic response differences between liberals and conservatives.University of Nebraska-Lincoln You could be forgiven for not having browsed yet through the latest issue of the journal Behavioral and Brain Sciences. 5 fascinating findings on how disgust effects us. Conservatives Scare More Easily Than Liberals, Say Scientists. Deep-seated political differences aren’t simply moral and intellectual: They’re also biological.

Study finds left-wing brain, right-wing brain. A Difference Between Democrats and Republicans – The Effects of Empathy on Political Interest. Conservative Left Brain, Liberal Right Brain. Gray matter: liberal brains vs. conservative brains. Life's Extremes: Democrat vs. Republican. The Ideological Animal. A political psychologist explains the roles denial, emotion and childhood punishment play in politics.

Low IQ & Conservative Beliefs Linked to Prejudice. Mapping hate speech: homophobia and racism on twitter. Why Racist People Tend to Be Conservative. Theconversation.