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

    Public speaking is an anxiety-inducing task for most us, yet it’s also a necessary one, whether you’re a corporate CEO, a high school teacher...
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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...
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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...
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Trump Feels Your Anger and Anxiety: How Neuroscience Helps Explain Trump’s Triumphs

First published in Salon Donald Trump has effectively secured the Republican presidential nomination. He achieved his victory despite opposition from the Republican establishment, which tried...
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How Can You Be Safer From Terrorism?

How do we make America safer from suffering the same kind of terrible terrorist attacks committed by ISIS in Brussels? Donald Trump proposed closing...
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Don’t Let The Terrorists Win!

A French flag placed in front of flowers outside 'The Petit Cambodge' in Paris Sunday, Nov. 22, more than a week after the Paris...
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Is Kevin McCarthy the Smartest Man in Washington?

Can you imagine pulling out of the most prestigious promotion opportunity of your career, to be at the very top of your organization, to...
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Are We Wired for Trump?

Donald Trump will be the Republican presidential nominee. At least, so it appears from all the media attention paid to his candidacy. A recent...