Rational Politics

The Myth of the Irrational Voter

    Voters are inherently irrational. They are moved by emotions, not facts. Their biases cause them to make bad political decisions. We need to shape...

Your Vote May Be Worth Millions!

  Is it worth your time to vote? You might be surprised to learn that your vote may be worth millions of dollars!   This goes against...

How Our Thinking Errors Cause Us To Misinterpret Politics

    Debate checkers usually focus on evaluating the facts of what each candidate said. While it is important to get the facts straight, focusing on...

Which Candidate Will Make America Safer?

  Co-written by Dr. Gleb Tsipursky, Intentional Insights Co-Founder and President, and Blake Page, Ohio Field Director for VoteVets     The second presidential debate featured both Hillary...

The Gender Gap in the Presidential Debate

The vast majority of pundits described Donald Trump’s performance at the debate as very poor, including conservative ones. For instance, Douglas Schoen of Fox...

Why The Pundits Are Wrong About Hillary Clinton Dominating the Debate

The vast majority of pundits declared Hillary Clinton the decisive winner of this week’s debate. Thisloljujuk'iihj includes both conservative and liberal pundits. For instance,...

Trump and Clinton Debate Strategies That Can Make Anyone a Better Public Speaker

Caption: Trump and Clinton speaking (image credit)   Public speaking is an anxiety-inducing task for most us, yet it’s also a necessary one, whether you’re a...

On Being a Weird American on 9/11

    On this anniversary of the 2001 terrorist attacks, I want to share why I think of myself as a weird American.     I’m very proud to...

Revenge for the Orlando Shooting Spree!

    The June 12 mass killings in Orlando was the worst terrorist attack on American soil since Sept. 11, 2001. A shooter’s rampage through a...

Trump Feels Your Anger and Anxiety: How Neuroscience Helps Explain Trump’s Triumphs

Caption: (image credit) First published in Salon Donald Trump has effectively secured the Republican presidential nomination. He achieved his victory despite opposition from the Republican establishment,...