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Isn’t it weird that Trump really defies all conventional conservative wisdom yet still command such support among Congressional Republicans and the rank and vile? How does he do that? As it turns out there are two weird cognitive tricks that help him.
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You know you can’t understand why anyone and everyone doesn’t want to impeach the Ol’ Pussy Grabber. You know you can’t. You know you wanna know. Well, here it is. THE explanation of what is going on in all those pussy grabbing mo’fo’s heads. It is psysplained right here.
After today’s very ugly display by the bullignorant (obvious to all) drunken (allegedly) rapist (allegedly) otherwise known as Brett Kavanaugh, it is unbelievable that anyone could still support his nomination, yet Repubes of every stripe do. Did you listen to the way he talked, shouted, and screamed? Was […]
The debate is here! How much will the debate change the election? The determinants of confidence will influence our interpretation of the performance of the candidates, but what are they? Find out here!
What would Trump look like at the negotiating table with Iran, North Korea, China, Mexico? How does cheating defector work? Game theory & the Prisoner’s Dilemma give us some clues!
How will Trump’s missteps affect us on election day? It all depends on memory. Find out why we are less likely to remember many of the events of the election and why they may not affect us on election day.
Hillary Clinton is a known lying liar with poor judgment. But why do we know that? Learn about the manipulations that we are all vulnerable to and what to do about them.
Trolls have always been creepy and aggressive and destructive whether they are featured in Norse fairy tales, DnD adventures, or on the Internet. Find out what drives these super creeps to ruin everyone’s fun!
How did Trump become a thing? Read about how Daniel Kahneman and risk assessment can be used to explain how Obama made Trump possible. Thanks Obama!
What is the real threat to our nation from Trump’s candidacy? Find out how we accept events and behaviors as normal and how Trump is threatening all of our social progress of the past 60 years!
Could conservatives resent being PC because it requires them to limit their behavior and perhaps even change?
The old saying, seeing is believing, has never been more true or dangerous in this age of political cynicism and technology. Find out how or why political ads create and maintain false impressions.
A trait of most successful people is being able to delay gratification. The evidence for and against Donald Trump’s skill in this area is evaluated… and it ain’t pretty.
With Donald Trump assuming the Republican nomination for presidency, many GOP politicians who once opposed him, are now, if not endorsing, at least supporting him. This post takes a look inside the cognitive gyrations necessary to accomplish this feat.
Wingnuts have been making some news lately, haven’t they? And with all their wingnutty views comes some kind of justification. This post explains why that explanation is accepted as legitimate by so many.
We all have argued with people on the other side of the political or ideological divide. Typically, to no avail. This post explores the strategies that research suggests may be successful… if it is at all possible.
Once a falsehood or an honest mistake has been introduced into the electorate, it can take on a life of its own. It can be very difficult to scrub this from the consciousness of the population. This post explores the reasons behind people clinging to a disproved lie or errors like death panels in the ACA.