Mary Anne Pugh

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The Cognitive Biases Tricking Your Brain

Science suggests we’re hardwired to delude ourselves. Can we do anything about it?<p>I am staring at a photograph of myself that shows me 20 years older than I am now. I have not stepped into the twilight zone. Rather, I am trying to rid myself of some measure of my present bias, which is the tendency …

Critical Thinking

QAnon, Tampa and Donald Trump: Not all conspiracy theories are the same

<b>Glenn Beck; Donald Trump; Alex Jones (AP/Getty/Salon)</b><p>Conspiracy theories motivate voters on both sides of the aisle — but with strikingly different results<p>Paul Rosenberg<p>August 18, 2018 10:00am (UTC)<p>On Aug. 3, two days after Trump’s Tampa rally served as a kind of “coming out” party for enthusiasts …

Government

Scientists Discover a Hidden Network of 'Mini Brains' That Could be Responsible for Pain

We might have been wrong about how our bodies feel pain.<p>Scientists have found evidence of a hidden network of 'mini brains' that could overhaul our …

Central Nervous System

Virginia Interfaith Center for Public Policy

Trump Sends Hate Group Leader to U.N. Women’s Commission, Echoing George W. Bush

Donald Trump has taken an approach to the presidency that might generously be called contrarian. His Secretary of Energy once proposed dismantling …

Human Rights

Study: racism and sexism predict support for Trump much more than economic dissatisfaction

The study comes with a chart to prove it.<p>Following Donald Trump’s election, the media tried to identify several indicators for why he won. Was it the opioid painkiller and heroin epidemic? Poor health outcomes? The economy?<p>A new paper by political scientists Brian Schaffner, Matthew MacWilliams, …

Robert Reich: 15 warning signs of impending Trump tyranny

<b>Donald Trump (Getty/Chip Somodevilla)</b><p>As tyrants take control of democracies, they typically do these 15 things<p>Robert Reich<p>January 4, 2017 1:00pm (UTC)<p>This originally appeared on Robert Reich’s blog.<p>As tyrants take control of democracies, they typically:<p>1. Exaggerate their mandate to govern — …

The 1 Law That Could Lead to Donald Trump's Impeachment

Following the year's tumultuous presidential election and the ensuing debates about Donald J. Trump's conflicts of interests, many were left wondering aloud if the president-elect could even make it through a full term without being impeached. Now, experts and pundits are citing a recently …

Coping with narcissistic personality disorder in the White House

<i>A few days ago, I wrote a post for my Facebook friends about my personal experience dealing with narcissistic personality disorder (NPD) in my family, and how I view the president-elect as a result. Unexpectedly, the post traveled widely, and it became clear that many people are also struggling</i> …

Psychology

Evan McMullin’s 10-point guide to living under a potentially “authoritarian” Trump

After losing the election, former independent presidential candidate and CIA operative Evan McMullin is dedicating his time to building a new conservative movement and calling out his erstwhile opponent. On Dec. 5, he published an op-ed in the New York Times in which he said that Donald Trump …

Republicans need to step up and get Gen. Michael Flynn out of the White House

Fake News Weaponized

Thankfully, no one was hurt. But you may have heard that a man from Salisbury, North Carolina, Edgar Maddison Welch, shot up a pizza joint in …

Is Education Tied To Conspiracy Theory Belief?

Debunked conspiracy theories have been making the rounds on social media lately, from the thoroughly unsupported claim that millions of people voted illegally in California to false assertions about paid protesters being bused to demonstrations.<p>Conspiracy theories, which typically involve one or …

The key difference between populism and fascism

Brexit, Donald Trump’s US presidential election, the ascent of France’s Marine Le Pen, Italy’s Five Star Movement: The whole Western world appears to be in the thrall of populists. For many, this seems like a bit of a dejà vu, evoking the 1920s and 1930s, with their looming threat of fascism.<p>There …

Why I Left White Nationalism

I could easily have spent the night of Nov. 8 elated, surrounded by friends and family, thinking: “We did it. We rejected a multicultural and globalist society. We defied the elites, rejected political correctness, and made a statement millions of Americans have wanted to shout for decades.”<p>I’d be …

Political Science

8 New Reasons The Electoral College Shouldn't Vote For Trump

Soon after the election, I was one of those arguing that Republican electors should vote for someone other than Donald Trump when the electoral college convenes on December 19. My contention was simply that Trump is fundamentally unfit to be president. Many Republicans declared Trump unfit during …

“I’m mad as hell and I’m not going to take it anymore!”: Understanding anger in the Donald Trump era

<b>(Getty/Kena Betancur)</b><p>We hear we need to stop being angry. We hear we need to keep being angry. In truth, we need to learn to do both<p>Sophia A. McClennen<p>November 26, 2016 12:00pm (UTC)<p>The Thanksgiving turkey has been served, and with any luck, you made it through the family meal without getting into …

The Historic Cash-in Continues

We’ve got another. A long-stalled Trump building project in Georgia (the country) is back on track and ready to go just days after Donald Trump’s …

Stop Talking About 'Conflict of Interest'

As we noted earlier, there are likely half a dozen different stories out now showing the various ways that President-Elect Trump is combining the …

FEC goes after Donald Trump for more than 1,000 violations of campaign finance laws

<b>Stephen Bannon; Donald Trump (AP/Gerald Herbert/Reuters/Carlo Allegri/Photo montage by Salon)</b><p>The Federal Election Commission says Trump accepted $1.3 million in contributions that were over the legal limit<p>Sophia Tesfaye<p>November 21, 2016 9:30pm (UTC)<p>With mounting evidence and growing complaints that …

Vox Sentences: How racist is too racist to get confirmed to the Cabinet? We’re about to find out!

<i>Vox Sentences is your daily digest for what's happening in the world, curated by Dara Lind and Dylan Matthews. Sign up for the Vox Sentences newsletter, delivered straight to your inbox Monday through Friday, or view the Vox Sentences archive for past editions.</i><p>Donald Trump nominates a slate of …

Who Is Michael Flynn? 19 Things to Know About Donald Trump's Former National Security Adviser.

The former national security advisor pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI.<p>Retired Lt. Gen. Michael T. Flynn pleaded guilty December 1 to "willfully and knowingly" making "false, fictitious and fraudulent statements" to the FBI about his conversations with the Russian ambassador while serving in …

Trump’s vast web of conflicts: A user’s guide

An agency-by-agency look at the ethics challenges flowing from Trump's sprawling business empire.<p>Donald Trump’s new hires should brace themselves for a full immersion in government ethics school.<p>They’re going to need it given the president-elect’s sprawling business empire and his lack of interest …

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Worst potential Trump pick of all? It might be anti-immigration guru Jeff Sessions as attorney general

<b>Jeff Sessions (Getty/Mandel Ngan/Reuters/Jose Luis Gonzalez/Photo montage by Salon)</b><p>The Alabama senator wants to shut down immigration and birthright citizenship — and tells “jokes” about the KKK<p>Heather Digby Parton<p>November 16, 2016 1:05pm (UTC)<p>The Atlantic's James Fallows tweeted yesterday that …

This Is How Steve Bannon Sees The Entire World

The soon-to-be White House chief strategist laid out a global vision in a rare 2014 talk where he said racism in the far right gets “washed out” and called Vladimir Putin a kleptocrat. BuzzFeed News publishes the complete transcript for the first time.<p><i>Donald Trump’s newly named chief strategist and</i> …

5 Points On What You Need To Know About Steve Bannon, Trump's Top WH Adviser

Donald Trump announced Sunday that Stephen Bannon, the Breitbart News chairman who took a leave from that position to serve as the President-elect’s …

The Corruption Will Be Endless

A simple point: Apart from all the other things people are rightly worried about, the Trump administration is going to be mind-bogglingly, often …

Yep, race really did Trump economics: A data dive on his supporters reveals deep racial animosity

<b>Donald Trump; Memorial to Michael Brown (AP/Evan Vucci/Charles Rex)</b><p>Still think economic anxiety and trade policy were the big factors in Trump’s win? Data suggests otherwise<p>Sean McElwee<p>November 13, 2016 12:00pm (UTC)<p>Donald Trump is the president-elect. As with any event of such historical …

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