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Trump supporters fight Black Lives Matter protestors at an anti-racism rally in Tujunga, California, Aug. 14, 2020. Keith Birmingham/MediaNews Group/Pasadena Star-News via Getty Images

Angry Americans: How political rage helps campaigns but hurts democracy

Americans are mad – fist-fighting, protesting mad. And that's just how politicians want voters in election season. But the popular anger stoked by candidates doesn't just dissipate after the campaign.
Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny (L) poses for a photo at a Moscow rally in support of political prisoners on September 29, 2019. Dmitri Chirciu/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images

How Alexei Navalny revolutionized opposition politics in Russia, before his apparent poisoning

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, gravely ill from a suspected poisoning, brought a new type of opposition to Russia in tune with popular concerns and aimed at finding common ground.
At the 2016 Democratic National Convention, a delegate holds up a copy of the Democratic Party Platform. AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite

What are political parties’ platforms – and do they matter?

Party platforms are a vital clue about which groups hold real power in the two major national parties, and can help predict what the government will actually do.
Russian President Vladimir Putin at a polling station to cast his ballot in a nationwide vote on constitutional reforms in Moscow on July 1, 2020. Alexey Druzhinin/SPUTNIK/AFP via Getty Images)

With prizes, food, housing and cash, Putin rigged Russia’s most recent vote

The recent vote in Russia supporting Vladimir Putin's constitutional reforms was pure theater and obscures growing friction between state and society.
Los actores Jason Alexander (George), Jerry Seinfeld (Jerry), Michael Richards (Kramer) y Julia Louis-Dreyfus (Elaine) entre las rejas en una escena de los últimos días de rodaje del último episodio de la serie Seinfeld en Studio City, California, el 3 de abril de 1998. David Hume Kennerly/Getty Images

La ciencia de Seinfeld

Tres décadas después de su estreno, echamos un vistazo a lo que la ciencia tiene que decir sobre los episodios más memorables de la serie Seinfeld.
Actors Jason Alexander (George), Jerry Seinfeld (Jerry), Michael Richards (Kramer) and Julia Louis-Dreyfus (Elaine) stand behind bars in a scene during the last days of filming the final episode in Studio City, California, April 3, 1998. David Hume Kennerly/Getty Images

Science of ‘Seinfeld’

As the 31st anniversary of TV's 'Seinfeld' approaches, let's take a look at what science has to say about its most memorable episodes.

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