Your Brain on Politics: The Cognitive Neuroscience of Liberals and Conservatives by Andrea Kuszewski Intersection Can neuroscience provide evidence for a liberal and conservative thinking style? It may seem like a stretch to say that one could predict whether you lean left or right by looking at a brain scan—no questions asked, no opinions voiced—purely … Continue reading The Size of the Amygdala In Our Brains Affects Our Political Opinions
By Gary G. Kohls Global Research Glossary Xenophobia = an intense or irrational dislike or fear of people from other countries Nativism = the policy of protecting the interests of native-born or established inhabitants against those of immigrants Summaries of the First 4 Points of Lawrence Britt’s 14 Characteristics of Fascism That Apply to … Continue reading Xenophobia in American Politics: The Know Nothing Party of the 1850s and the Trump-Pence Neo-Fascist Republican Agenda
Today, regarding this piece: "Whether we want to or not, for the sake of America, we must try to understand the Donald Trump phenomenon, as it has completely swept the nation and also fiercely divided it. What is most baffling about it all is Trump’s apparent political invincibility. As he himself said even before he won the … Continue reading Daddy
by Bobby Azarian RawStory Nov 12, 2018 Whether we want to or not, for the sake of America, we must try to understand the Donald Trump phenomenon, as it has completely swept the nation and also fiercely divided it. What is most baffling about it all is Trump’s apparent political invincibility. As he himself said even before … Continue reading This complete psychological analysis reveals 14 key traits that explain Trump supporters
By Simon Greer / Independent Media Institute Nov 7, 2018 Way back in 2004, I was in Ohio in the run-up to that year’s presidential election. I had a chance to talk to a woman who was one of the undecided “values voters” who would become folklore among political strategists and pundits in the ensuing years. … Continue reading Here’s How We Can Create a Common-Good Politics
Fear and dehumanization are the defining rhetoric of the Trump administration. Why? It works. by Brian Resnick Vox In the final days leading up to the midterm elections, President Donald Trump’s message to the American people is resoundingly clear: Fear foreigners, particularly those to the south of us. The people to fear, according to Trump and like-minded … Continue reading How Do We Explain Trump the Caravan Fearmonger?
If We’re on the Left, How Come We’re Still Here? by ANDREW LEVINE Counterpunch NOVEMBER 2, 2018 First they came for the socialists, and I did not speak out—because I was not a socialist. Then they came for the trade unionists, and I did not speak out— because I was not a trade unionist. Then they came … Continue reading If Trump is a Fascist, Why Didn’t He Come for the Left First?