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New Study: 58% of Republicans say Colleges and Universities are Bad for Our Nation

New Study: 58% of Republicans say Colleges and Universities are Bad for Our Nation

The facts reported in this new study are absolutely the most important facts that have come across my desk in awhile.  The facts I'm talking about come from a new study by the Pew Research: Sharp Partisan Divisions in Views of National Institutions.  Republicans...

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Two Questions About Trump and Republicans that Stump Progressives

George Lakoff has a lot of important insights into our current civil disfunction. His theory, which I happen to fully agree with, says liberals like the Nurturing Mother world view, while, conservative like the Strong Father world view. For liberals, the community...

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America needs a national dialogue to heal our political battle wounds

More specifically, “In 2016, Pew reported that 45 percent of Republicans and 41 percent of Democrats felt that the other party’s policies posed a threat to the nation.” Democrats and Republicans tended to view people who supported the other party as “exceptionally...

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Wisconsin bill that would expel or suspend students who disrupt speakers moves forward

Wisconsin bill that would expel or suspend students who disrupt speakers moves forward

This feeds the narrative that we are moving more to the "Alt-Right." MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Assembly Republicans moved closer to creating tougher penalties for University of Wisconsin student protesters Tuesday, advancing a bill that would suspend or expel students who...

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Interesting New Term – Streaming Analytics

I just learned a new term – Streaming analytics. Apparently streaming analytics is the application of analytics to data while it’s in motion, and before it’s stored – and includes data manipulation, normalization, cleansing and pattern of interest detection. Streaming...

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Religious Lessons from the Handel-Ossoff Campaign

I find this post from a Christian Media Outlet to be very important. I particularly thought the following quote interesting. Political candidates have proven they are able to motive their colleagues to strategize, work, and give to accomplish their goals more than the...

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New Term – Motive Attribution Asymmetry. Add this to “Confirmation Bias,” “Selective Perception,” and “Motivated Reasoning” as Reasons For Our Political Disfunction.

I found a new term, "Political Motive Attribution Asymmetry" that adds to, "Confirmation Bias," "Selective Perception," and "Motivated Reasoning" as the reason our political problems seem to be so intractable.  The term came from a Study called "Motive attribution...

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Example of “Motivated Reasoning” Using Rubio’s Example of Obama Stroking Caustic Rhetoric

Motivated Reasoning is where you know the answer you want and then you line up facts to support your answer. A great example of motivated reasoning was provided by Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) (See Full Story Here).  He is motivated to blame liberals for the divisions in...

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