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Joe Biden Wins the 2020 US Election

Joe Biden has won the race to become the 46th President of the United States.

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Bertrand Russell: Thoughts on Politics, Passion, and Skepticism

In Bertrand Russell's essay “On the Value of Scepticism” (from in his 1958 book The Will to Doubt), he suggests that when opinions are expresses with great passion, including political opinion, it is often because the rational grounds for those opinions are limited. 

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Is Political Polarization a Rise in Tribalism?

What if our political differences are not first-and-foremost about different policies or priorities, but instead are about increased feelings of attachment to a political tribe?

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Henry Adams: Politics Had Always Been the Systematic Organization of Hatreds

The great historian Henry Adams had a US President as a grandfather and also as a great-grandfather: John Quincy Adams and John Adams.

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United States Elections: The Risk of Copying Europe

The United States election campaign is focused primarily on how much will the next president spend and the measures to combat coronavirus.

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Google Searches and the U.S. Presidential Election: What the Polls May Have Missed

Most of us here in the U.S. are waiting with bated breath for the results of next week’s enormously consequential presidential election.

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Politics and Attitudes Toward Vaccination

For many people, their willing to be vaccinated apparently varies with whether they are a supporter of the president.