Most of us are getting a bit tired of the Presidential primaries leading up to the November election, but one thing we can’t figure out is: Who are these “superdelegates” that everyone keeps talking about? Another thing voters want to know: in the wake of the latest political sexual scandal, why do power and sexual shenanigans always seem to go together?
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The presidential primaries and the upcoming November election are more than good entertainment or heated politics?they’re also good for our brains.

Psychiatrist John D. Roache says, “As we listen to the candidates and think about what is being said, the brain processes the information, which grows neural connections and increases the neurochemical signaling that is associated with learning and memory. If we become emotionally engaged and even become politically active by going to a rally or actively campaigning for a candidate, then the greater levels of emotion or commitment further enhance the brain processes and connect them all the more with the emotion and physical activity involved.”

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The US and Russia used to be considered the two superpowers. Then Europe formed a union and Russia broke apart, and now India and China are poised to be the superpowers of the future. The Worldwatch Institute says that the rise of these two countries represents one of the gravest threats?and greatest opportunities?facing the world today.

The choices these countries make in the next few years in business, oil consumption, politics, pollution protection and agriculture will effect the rest of the world?for good or for ill.
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In his new journal, The Smashed Pillars of Conservatism, Whitley Strieber reminds us that American conservatism began as a movement dedicated to the preservation of individual freedom. The current conservative movement has so perverted these goals that it cannot really be called conservative at all.

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