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Fighting the Normalization of Post-Truth Politics

  Donald Trump’s rally speech in Phoenix on August 22 was full of falsehoods. The lack of outrage over his deceptive statements points to the...
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Trump’s Transgender Gaslighting

  President Donald Trump signed a directive on Friday August 25 following up on his earlier tweets that he “will not accept or allow transgender...
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The One Thing Trump Got Right On Charlottesville

    Both Democratic and Republican leaders roundly denounced President Donald Trump’s statement putting “blame on both sides” about the violence at the “Unite the Right”...
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Political Pre-Commitment Without Evidence: How Worldview Undermines Reason

By Joel Lehman _____________________ “And so castles made of sand, fall in the sea, eventually.” -Jimi Hendrix   Can you recall a romantic relationship gone wrong, and notice in...
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Are Friends the Enemies of Wise Choices?

The Hidden Factors Influencing Our Most Important Decisions   By Charles Cassidy MPhys, Director of Evidence-based Wisdom   I recently decided to buy a petrol-guzzling car. But was...
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Being A Weird American on Independence Day

  In celebration of Independence Day, I want to share why I think of myself as a weird American. I’m very proud to be a citizen...
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A Behavioral Science Solution to Lies in Politics

Deception proved a very successful strategy for political causes and individual candidates in the UK and US elections in 2016, leading Oxford Dictionary to...
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Why Mainstream Media Need to Be Careful About Criticizing Conservatives

Many mainstream media outlets criticized conservatives with a broad brush over the Montana Congressional special election winner Republican Greg Gianforte assaulting a reporter, Ben...
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How Can Facts Trump Ideology?

  Extensive evidence emerged in recent days that Donald Trump pressured and then fired FBI Director James Comey to block the FBI’s investigation of Trump’s...
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Guide For Talking To Irrational People: Whispering To The Elephant

Written by Wayne Straight for Intentional Insights _____________________________________________________   Many struggle in dealing with people who have become attached to political viewpoints that are irrational — based on...