Even in the physical world, it’s hard to cross partisan lines.
In the United States, liberals and conservatives do not only differ politically. They also live separate lives in the physical world.
How partisans argue tells a lot about how the public sees democracy.
US history is filled with instances where one partisan side charges that the other side's positions will lead to national ruin. Now, both sides accuse the other of betraying their country.
An anti-abortion advocate in Jackson, Mississippi, March 2018.
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Are Democrats or Republicans more caring about others? One study of the role compassion plays in politics provides some surprising answers. And then there were the outliers: Trump voters.
Georgia gubernatorial candidates Stacey Abrams, left, and Brian Kemp.
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Beneath the surface, this traditionally conservative state is closely divided.
Passionate feelings can lead to extreme divisions.
The way people use social media – and the algorithms inside those systems – increases passions, and drives people to polarizing extremes.
I’m going to need another coffee.
To watch the Trump presidency unfold is to behold the crumbling of a political culture.
A statue of Henry David Thoreau in front of a replica of his cabin in Concord, Massachusetts.
Thoreau spent his life pursuing the 'hard bottom' of truth. But he confronted a sensationalist newspaper industry that, in many ways, mimicked today's media environment.
How can we ensure technology brings prosperity to us all?
Political and community leaders must act now to preserve the American middle class and adapt the US economy for the 21st century.
What happens to their credibility when scientists take to the streets? February 2017 Stand Up for Science rally in Boston.
The research community tends to assume advocacy doesn't mix with objectivity. One study suggests there's room for scientists to make real-world recommendations without compromising their trusted status.
Our morals compel us toward helping our team win. This can turn even otherwise innocuous decisions into 'us vs. them.'
‘I don’t want to see it.’
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If someone sees or hears something they don't want to believe...they probably won't believe it.
There are two competing visions for Australia’s future, argues former prime minister Kevin Rudd.
Former prime minister Kevin Rudd writes of Australia having lost its national bearings and being powerless to act to find its way in the world.