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Americans Are Far Less Conservative Than the Right Wing Claims
Posted on: Jan 17, 2011, Source: Miller-McCune.com
New research suggests that only a quarter of self-identified “conservatives” may actually be true conservatives on the issues. Many aren't conservative at all.
Can Threats and Living in a State of Anxiety Push People to Conservatism?
Posted on: Jan 18, 2010, Source: Miller-McCune.com
Conservative ideas, like support for the status quo and justifications for inequality, can make the world seem like a more secure place for those who don't like uncertainty.
Corporate-Owned Papers Near the Border More Likely to Run Anti-Immigrant News and Views
Posted on: Jun 22, 2009, Source: Miller-McCune.com
Close to the border, local papers serve up what they think their readers want â€” a hefty dose of crime-laden, anti-immigrant news and views.
Why Do Conservatives Like Stephen Colbert?
Posted on: Apr 22, 2009, Source: Miller-McCune.com
Colbert has built a career mocking the right-wing. So why does new research suggest that the comedian is popular with Conservatives?
Are Older People Happier?
Posted on: Dec 29, 2008, Source: Miller-McCune.com
New research shows that happiness may have little to do with youth, mental sharpness or even physical health.
Why the American Flag Inspires Superiority Not Patriotism
Posted on: Dec 18, 2008, Source: Miller-McCune.com
Research shows that seeing the flag doesn't make Americans feel more patriotic, but instead, more nationalistic and more superior to non-Americans.
Still Needed: Corporate Reform
Posted on: Oct 30, 2002, Source: AlterNet
Whatever happened to all that concern about the more than one million Americans who lost their jobs in the cascading corporate scandals? Have we forgotten already about the despicable behavior by executives at Enron, WorldCom, Tyco?
George W. Bush: Corporate Confidence Man
Posted on: Jul 9, 2002, Source: AlterNet
The President’s long-awaited "New Ethic of Corporate Responsibility" falls far short of the fundamental corporate reforms needed to protect workers, the environment, consumers and shareholders.
America the Fat
Posted on: Dec 17, 2001, Source: AlterNet
Surgeon General David Satcher recently declared obesity a national health crisis and predictably blamed schools and communities. Why not blame the real culprit, fast food ads?
Relax, It's Only a Recession
Posted on: Nov 7, 2001, Source: AlterNet
Let's spend less, build less, work less, sleep later and make the world safer for democracy. Besides, a recession is a terrific excuse for not buying Christmas presents.
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