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The simple decision Democrats must make in order to win again

A few weeks ago the new president of the Florida Democratic Party, Sally Boynton Brown, caught some flak when she told a group of progressives that changes in store for the party include messaging that makes a conscious appeal to emotion, and rigorous script testing, likely through soft polling and focus groups. 1,474 more words

Democratic Party

Change Hearts First to Change Minds on Climate Crisis

David Leonhardt of the New York Times asked his readers what I believe is the most important question about America’s resistance to the threat of climate change: What would a more persuasive message about climate change sound like? 956 more words


The Political Mind: A Cognitive Scientist's Guide to Your Brain and Its Politics

A groundbreaking scientific examination of the way our brains understand politics from a New York Times bestselling author

One of the world ‘s best-known linguists and cognitive scientists, George Lakoff has a knack for making science make sense for general readers. 108 more words


Snooping Around the Conservative Mindset

Commentary By KAY MATTHEWS

Once again Trump’s erratic and dangerous behavior, this time the firing of FBI director James Comey, has taken over media attention, and… 2,529 more words

Political Activism

Why March for Science?

The enormous role played by science — especially government-sponsored science — in our everyday lives is barely appreciated.

Start with modern medicine. We, the public, paid for it through the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and research universities where the medical researchers, surgeons, doctors and nurses were trained, and where tools like magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) developed. 499 more words


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Why science is not just important, but critical.

Att kollidera med patriarkatet: vad handlar reaktion i det blå, eller explosion som kommer till synes från ingenstans, om?

Levant skriver att män visar aggression utan att ha blivit provocerade, medan kvinnor behöver bli provocerade innan de reagerar aggressivt. Dvs kvinnans reaktion kommer inte utan provokation, inte ur det blå alltså. 2,666 more words