America is polarized, but not as much as you might think.
- A new study finds that Americans aren't as politically polarized as you might think.
- Respondents generally agreed on the issues of climate change, free speech, and the value of international agreements.
- The study also found that majorities want a smaller government that provides more services.
The internet was built to resist an Orwellian future. Now it's being weaponized.
- Research shows hierarchical groups are more likely to use the internet as a platform.
- This might be counterintuitive, as the original rise of the internet coincided with events like the toppling of top-down structures.
- Despite the strong belief that the internet is horizontal, these hierarchical systems achieve high levels of online participation.
How will Harris' departure affect the remaining 15 candidates in the Democratic field?
- U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris of California announced Tuesday that she was ending her presidential campaign due to a lack of financial resources.
- Harris had once been considered one of the top candidates in the Democratic field, but her support has been falling in national polls since the summer.
- Former Vice President Joe Biden currently leads the Democratic field, with an average of 27 percent support in national polls.
A guide to keep conflicts from flaring up while you pass your uncle the pumpkin pie.
- As American families gather around the table for Thanksgiving, there's no guarantee that everyone will have the same views when it comes to politics. This means that there's a lot of potential for conflicts to blow up as we pass one another the pumpkin pie.
- The best approach is to not shy away from important conversations — yes, talk about politics. However, try to do so in a way that preferences understanding. In other words, instead of trying to change their position — as you beat them over the head with a drumstick — try to understand where they're coming from.
- Chances are, just by asking them questions you will learn something new that you haven't considered before. That alone, intellectual humility, is something to cherish this holiday season.
Nearly anything political is now branded with a catchy hashtag.