Pity the despot. (Carolyn P Speranza / Flickr) While at Columbia University, Andy J. Yap set up a simple experiment. After manipulating his subjects into powerful or weak states (in the lab, psychologists
A few years ago, I published a paper in the journal Science showing that even small children can predict the results of parliamentary elections with two candidates merely by looking at their photographs.
Ukraine and Russia are trying to end a nine-month war. Peace talks are in the works. The key player in all this is the man at the top of Russia, President Vladimir Putin. He's been in charge so long that
The speaker of the New York state Assembly plans to temporarily cede power to a small group of top lawmakers as he fights federal corruption charges. A spokesman for Speaker Sheldon Silver says the Manhattan