Category Archives: United States

What We Know and Don’t Know About Election Hacking – plus What We Don’t Know We Don’t Know.

by Clare Malone of FiveThirtyEight When talk of Russian interference in U.S. elections comes up, much of the focus has been on state-sponsored trolls on Facebook and Twitter. Special Counsel Robert Mueller recently indicted a number of these actors, and … Continue reading

Posted in Big Data, Botnets, Cyber security, Democracy, Democrats, Elections, FiveThirtyEight, Hacking, Political parties, Politics, Republicans, Robots, Russia, Technology, Thought-Provoking Analysis, Trolls, United States

Black Women in White America: Women’s History Revisited

In 1972, Dr. Gerda Lerner published her pioneering study “Black Women in White America.” That same year, Dr. Lerner and Dr. Joan Kelly Gadol were fighting to prove that women had a history worth recording by co-founding the oldest women’s … Continue reading

Posted in African-American, Candidates, Congress, Controversial, Democracy, Elections, Political parties, Thought-Provoking Analysis, United States, White House, Women

How Republics End

By Paul Krugman, New York Times Lately I’ve been reading a lot about the ancient world. Initially, I have to admit, I was doing it for entertainment and as a refuge from news that gets worse with each passing day. … Continue reading

Posted in Controversial, Democracy, Donald Trump, Political parties, Politics, Thought-Provoking Analysis, United States

From Decoration Day to Memorial Day: A Fractious but Very American Journey

by Ken Feltman, American Legion Post 130, United States Marine Corps (1960-1966)(adapted from remarks at the Falls Church, Virginia Memorial Day celebration) Today, we celebrate our country’s most sacred day: Memorial Day. This quintessential American holiday comes to us through … Continue reading

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Republican Brains Differ From Democrats’ Brains In Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging

by Stephanie Pappas Whether you pulled the lever for Barack Obama or Mitt Romney may reflect how your brain copes with risk, new research finds. Comparing Democrat and Republican participants turned up differences in two brain regions: the right amygdala … Continue reading

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