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Political and social commentary from above the public swing.
Traditional Classrooms Won't Provide A Modern Workforce, But Current Reforms Won't Either
The modern workforce needs a drastically different kind of classroom, but current "reforms" aren't cutting it.
Feb 9, 2012
The Country Has Been Consistently Divided Since The 1970's
A new study shows that political polarization has been roughly the same for the last 40 years.
Jan 31, 2012
The Human Psychology of Conflict and Politics
A new publication highlights recent findings in the field of psychology and conflict, with interesting implications for our political landscape.
Jan 28, 2012
Obama's "Leaner Military" Is Really Just Controlled Defense Spending
Planned cuts to defense spending means simply rolling spending back to pre-war levels.
Jan 14, 2012
Sound Over Substance: Fringe Fundamentalists And The Internet
We're not facing an increase in extremist thinking necessarilly, just an increase in the volume of the extremists.
Dec 30, 2011
New Research Shows Vocal Minorities Unlikely To Sway Democratic Process
Using computer models and schools of fish, behavior scientists test the impact of outspoken minorities in group decision making.
Dec 22, 2011
Scientists Cryogenically Freeze Endangered Species, But Attempt To Clone Extinct Ones
Does anyone else see a perverse sense of priority in this?
Dec 13, 2011
Reflections From Above The Swing: Perpetual Motion
There's no such thing as a perpetual motion machine, so don't try to be one.
Dec 10, 2011
Why Is Climate Change Denial Still A Thing?
Science denial is nothing new, it's just never been the ideological platform of an entire political party.
Dec 8, 2011
Evolutionary Theory and the Art of Scapegoating
It's OK that men cheat. They evolved that way.
Dec 1, 2011
Pendulum Politics And The Storm Before The Calm
The best place to understand the pendulum's swing is from above it.
Nov 26, 2011
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