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Im-Politic: Maybe Americans Aren't Hopelessly Polarized After All

Just when you think you have some clear sense of American public opinion, and especially get depressed about abundant signs that the country has turned into Polarization Nation at least for the time being, the nation throws you for a loop – in this case an especially encouraging one. 517 more words


Hello world!

Hello, world!

It is time yet again for some online ramblings.  I tend to do things sporadically, and lately I’ve been in the mood to spread my psycho-babble in cyberspace yet again.   810 more words

The Chronicles

The Boutiquification of the Western World

Boutiquification?, you ask. Is that even a word? Didn’t I mean beautification?  Or beatification?

No, I really did mean boutiquification: the gradual conversion of our traditional “big box” nations into smaller, specialized, self-conscious, fundamentally narcissistic, boutique-like sub-states based on personal identity, shared tastes — and more often than not, a communal disdain for everyone outside the in-group. 1,015 more words


Parties Matter in the Polarization Story

Philip Bump wrote yesterday in the Washington Post’s blog, The Fix, about the relationship between a Representative’s voting behavior and the ideology of the district she represents. 427 more words

Applying Political Science

The Epic Shift in the Planetary Grid

There are those among us who are called to stand and to be for the purpose of anchoring light in various geographic locations around the world. 426 more words


US - The decline in the share of middle-skill jobs has largely been driven by technological advancements and outsourcing of jobs overseas

The labor market is extremely complex and it’s constantly evolving.

There are two big themes we’ve seen in recent decades: 1) companies have increasingly outsourced tasks overseas and 2) companies have increasingly automated functions. 217 more words

In The News

BICEP2 bites the dust.. or does it?

Well, it’s come about three weeks later than I suggested – you should know that you can never trust anything you read in a blog – but the long-awaited… 878 more words

The Universe And Stuff