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"The Science Behind Trump-Mania": The Bloomberg Poll

Regular readers know that my disdain for Donald Trump of only a couple of months ago has given way to the excitement of a teenage girl at a Justin Bieber concert.  691 more words

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An American who has been living in England for many years has written that she is surprised at the attention I have been giving Donald Trump.  412 more words

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Donald Trump and the Difference between Insanity and Folly

One of my pet peeves is the pseudo wisdom often expressed as:  “The definition of insanity is repeating the same mistakes over and over again and expecting different results.” When I initially heard it a decade or two or three ago, it was attributed to Einstein, which immediately made me suspicious. 771 more words

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Why do people on the other side seem so unreasonable?

By: Andrew Gelman/Monkey Cage Washington Post

George W. Bush famously described himself as “a uniter, not a divider.” A few years into his presidency there was a survey that reported that 49 percent of Americans thought he was a “uniter” and 49 percent thought him a “divider” — a poignant reminder that Americans are so polarized, they’re even polarized about polarization. 961 more words

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Political Correctness

Does Donald Trump have a point? That is my one question for everyone here. Not for his building a wall to prevent illegal immigration, nor his plan to repeal Obamacare and replace it with something “terrific” as he stated in the first Republican Primary Debate last Thursday. 456 more words


Why This Rainbow-Colored Object Gets Put Into Your Drink

Something you put in your drinks has a special property that, along with special polarization, causes it to erupt into rainbows. Find out what it is, and what makes it so colorful.

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The First GOP Debate a.k.a. The Donald Show

As certain as I am that the Donald Trump campaign balloon will pop at some point, I’m revising my thinking as to how he’ll perform tonight.   577 more words

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