News Stories relating to "politics"
Friday, February 22, 2013
Whether or not you're glad that Obama won re-election
, Here's something you should know (and it applies to BOTH sides of the political spectrum): Ten of the nation's 44 presidents likely suffered strokes during their presidencies or after leaving office. Seven of them--John Tyler,...
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
A team of political scientists and neuroscientists has shown that liberals
use different parts of the brain when they make risky decisions, and these regions can...
Thursday, January 19, 2012
With Sarah Palin
and Hillary Clinton
both running for president recently, it may seem that there are plenty of women candidates around, but actually there are...
Tuesday, December 13, 2011
Some politicians have a hard time talking
, while others just LOOK terrible, but we may not notice them because they don't get much TV coverage. Israelis are watching the upcoming US elections carefully, because a Middle East peace treaty may depend on who wins....
Monday, December 5, 2011
There's a reason why politicians sometimes find it hard to talk. Rick Perry’s failure to remember the name of one of the federal agencies he would abolish if elected president, namely the Department of Energy, was most likely an example of a very common phenomenon called "Tip of the Tongue" phenomenon or TOT."
Thursday, October 27, 2011
When it comes to voter preference, the issues count
. But some may pull the handle for a more primal reason: Physical fitness and stature against an opponent.
Monday, May 30, 2011
Congress just passed the extension of the Patriot Act with hardly a murmur and it was signed into law on May 27. Now Senator Ron Wyden (D Oregon) says that what the public has been led to believe the act allows and how the government secretly interprets it are two different things. The reason is that the government's interpretations of the act are...
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
In 1998, a mysterious little man that Whitley Strieber calls the Master of the Key
burst into his hotel room in Toronto and told him all kinds of things he didn't know--but when he checked them out later, he found out they were TRUE. (The new,...
Thursday, April 14, 2011
says he will run again in November. Will the tea party candidates
trump him? They complain a lot about the government, but their candidates don't always win, and we know why: Contented people are more likely to vote than...
Tuesday, March 8, 2011
As we see so many home-grown revolutions taking place in the Middle East, Cuban dissidents and Cuban-American leaders have started to ask why Cubans haven’t followed the lead of oppressed populations in Egypt
and Tunisia in overthrowing long-...
Thursday, November 18, 2010
Opinion polls can affect the way people vote--even on Election Day. The sad thing about all this is that they are NOT accurate! When a recent post-election analysis measured the accuracy of polls leading up to midterm elections, the findings indicated not only inaccuracies from a number of polling organizations, but BIAS in their predictions. What...
Tuesday, November 2, 2010
How can we tell what the candidates we're voting for are REALLY like
? Many of them seem to have learned this secret: If you want to feel good about yourself, try acting NOT like yourself.
Tuesday, November 2, 2010
As voters go to the poles today, we realize that the recession is hitting us ALL hard, but it turns out that race
(which plays a big part in many areas of life) has played a part in the recent epidemic of mortgage foreclosures. A new study shows that show that black segregation, and to a...
Monday, November 1, 2010
As you get ready to vote, reflect on this: According to new research, liberals
may owe their political outlook partly to their genetic make-up, because political ideology is affected not just by social factors, but also by a dopamine receptor gene called DRD4....
Friday, October 22, 2010
But NOT Fox News! - In an era when ideologically based news programs are proliferating, media scholars and political observers have expressed concern that television programming may be polarizing American voters. But the increased availability of entertainment options may be a bigger problem.
Political scientist Kevin...
Thursday, October 21, 2010
Is it really a smile? - Now that so many people communicate via the internet, facial expressions aren't scrutinized the way they used to be. But one group of people frequently appear on TV (where we can see their faces) are people who are running for office. When an election is coming up, how can we know what they're REALLY...
Monday, October 18, 2010
In Whitley Strieber's dynamic new Journal, he clearly thinks that when it comes to today's political candidates, we're entangled in something that stinks. He concludes: "We need smart, capable and independent candidates whose focus is on the American people, not on how to further exploit the American people, whatever ideological window dressing...
Monday, March 8, 2010
It's not politics, it's SCIENCE! - Something to think about: Happy people are supposed to be trusting people, but the OPPOSITE may be true: A new study suggests that, in some instances, people may actually be LESS trusting of others when they are in a pleasant mood.
Researcher Robert Lount says, "A person's mood may...
Tuesday, January 27, 2009
Turns out nobody believed them! - About nine in 10 Americans heard the rumor that Barack Obama is a Muslim, making it possibly the most common rumor of the 2008 presidential campaign, according to a nationwide survey. However, voters are smarter than these folks think: only 22% of the people surveyed said they actually believed...
Tuesday, January 20, 2009
UPDATE: We have suggestions about some memorable lines! - Most Inauguration speeches are quickly forgotten, but a few contained lines that have stood the test of time. The most memorable inaugural addresses were delivered by: Jefferson ? "We are all Republicans, we are all Federalists;" Lincoln ? "With malice toward none, with...