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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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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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How Can We Tell Whether Comey’s Firing Was Justified?

We all want our top investigative bodies to be headed by competent officials. We also all want to ensure that these officials can freely...
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What’s So Funny About Armageddon?

How Humor Can Save Us From Ourselves Written by Charles Cassidy MPhys, Director of Evidence-based Wisdom   “This isn’t funny. America has just entered the darkest of...
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The Brain Science of Political Deception in the 2016 Election

Written by Dr. Gleb Tsipursky, Intentional Insights Co-Founder and President. ________________________________________________________________   How did Donald Trump win, when he used so many misleading statements and outright deceptions?...
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How Trump Changed My Mind About Marriage

  By Jeff Dubin, who works as a Clinical Social Worker, and serves as the Vice President of the Humanist Community of Central Ohio. It’s not...