Claudia Zeigler

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Anti-atheist distrust ‘deeply and culturally ingrained’, study finds

People's distrust of atheists is “deeply and culturally ingrained”, with even many atheists having an instinctual distrust of each other, according …

ObamaCare returns to Supreme Court, as religious charities fight contraception mandate

President Obama’s signature health care law once again is coming before the Supreme Court, this time in a case involving nuns who say the law’s contraception mandate violates their religious freedom rights.<p>The Little Sisters of the Poor, a Catholic nonprofit that cares for the elderly in need, will …

Health Care

Donald Trump bewilderingly denies that climate change poses a serious risk

Republican presidential candidates haven't exactly set a high bar for their understanding of climate science during the 2016 race so far. However, …

Yes, Trump’s biggest asset is racism: Why bigotry (not the economy) is the biggest factor driving his rise

Many have tried to argue that economic conditions have paved the way for Trump. But that can’t tell the full story<p>What explains the rise of Donald Trump?<p>There are many potential answers, but over the course of the campaign two competing theories have emerged. The first holds that Trump’s message …

Is Prostitution Just Another Job?

Chelsea Lane was a freshman at Reed, the esteemed liberal-arts college in Portland, Oregon, when she first became ­interested in sex work. Someone in …

Human Rights

The US Is Becoming a Terrifying Nation for Women

Much is at stake in a Supreme Court case over a Texas abortion law. The nation’s highest court heard oral arguments last week in <i>Whole Woman’s Health</i> …

'Moderate' John Kasich Is Actually Terrifying

Kasich may not be the racist egomaniac Trump is, but he'd take America backward in a thousand ways<p>John Kasich is such an appealing guy, isn't he? He …

Government

Why smart people are better off with fewer friends

Hell might actually be other people — at least if you're really smart.<p>That's the implication of fascinating new research published last month in the British Journal of Psychology. Evolutionary psychologists Satoshi Kanazawa of the London School of Economics and Norman Li of Singapore Management …

Psychology

Leonardo DiCaprio: 'This Is the Video Future Generations Will Be Wishing Everyone Watched Today'

Oscar-winning actor Leonardo DiCaprio has advocated for a number of worthy causes, from fighting climate change to the importance of conservation. …

If you think Donald Trump is scary, get a load of Ted Cruz’s foreign policy team

The Texas senator has assembled one of the most terrifying collections of disgraced aficionados in existence<p>On Wednesday the Donald Trump Fan Club on "Morning Joe" asked the candidate who he is talking to for foreign policy advice. He replied: “I’m speaking with myself, number one, because I have a …

Bernie Sanders Says He's Beating Donald Trump. Is He Right?

Donald Trump says he has good evidence he'd beat Hillary Clinton in a general election.<p>"I beat Hillary — and I will give you the list — I beat Hillary in many of the polls that have been taken," he said at last Thursday's Republican debate. "And each week, I get better and better."<p>And Bernie …

Government

How Single Women Are Transforming American Politics

It used to be that marriage was when adulthood began for American women. Moving straight out of their parents' house (or a college dorm) and into a house with a husband was simply the expected, preordained path for many women.<p>But in the past few decades, wedding rings have become optional …

Feminism

Clinton, Sanders asked about abortion at Fox News town hall

For more than a generation, the Democratic Party has been the party of choice. With the Republican field tripping over itself to prove its anti-abortion bona fides, there seems no need to ask Hillary Clinton and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders what they think about the procedure, or what limits, if …

Government

The insidious, subtle sexism of so-called liberal progressives

On Sunday night, I sat down to watch the seventh Democratic presidential debate with my roommate and her boyfriend. The boyfriend is a fervent Bernie Sanders supporter–complete with a bumper sticker on the back of his car. About midway through the debate, Hillary Clinton answered a question and the …

Feminism

Reasonable Republicans, It’s OK to Sit This Election Out

You love your country — can you honestly vote to elect Donald Trump to the highest office in the land?<p>So, there it is. Donald Trump essentially swept …

Republicans

Complex Intelligence

A friend who works with Artificial Intelligence told me: “It is possible that there are highly context dependent and complex things about humans, but …

Amy Brenneman Illustrates The Power Of Narratives By Telling Her Own Abortion Story

"When I learned I was pregnant, I knew immediately and without question that I wanted an abortion."<p>"I had an abortion. I am simply one of millions of women who have exercised this constitutionally protected right."<p>That's how "Leftovers" actress Amy Brenneman begins a chilling essay about her …

Feminism

Single Women Are Now the Most Potent Political Force in America

By the time I walked down the aisle — or rather, into a judge’s chambers — in 2010, at the age of 35, I had lived 14 independent, early-adult years …

Demographics

Did Tom Wolfe's bold predictions about human nature come true?

Twenty years ago, Tom Wolfe made predictions about how advances in neuroscience would transform our understanding of human behaviour. So, how much did he get right?<p>This article was published in February 2016<p>Exactly 20 years ago, Tom Wolfe wrote one of the most influential articles in neuroscience. …

Wolfe

Why Sexism at the Office Makes Women Love Hillary Clinton

THE poll numbers and primary results so far tell a simple story: Younger Democratic women are mostly for Bernie Sanders; older women lean more toward Hillary Clinton.<p>The mothers-versus-daughters narrative, long an election-year trope, is particularly pronounced now, and tinged with stereotypes on …

Feminism

Student wants college to pay for her period —and she has a good point

Though colleges may provide helpful services, information, and even health-related products (i.e. condoms) to their students, there’s a specific item …