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The Campaign Trail

Why are we so irrational when it comes to politics? Read about this and other facts including ideology, the debates, why we react the way we do, and more. Cover Image: RawpixelShutterstock
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Are You Shocked by the Political Parties?

By Gregg R. Murray Ph.D.

Our skin's electrical response shows politics really matters to some people.
HOUSTON, TX – FEBRUARY 25: Republican presidential candidates, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) and Donald Trump argue during the Republican presidential debate at the Moores School of Music at the University of Houston on February 25, 2016 in Houston, Texas. The debate is the last before the March 1 Super Tuesday primaries. (Photo by Michael Ciaglo-Pool/Getty Images)

Reluctance to Blame the System

By Peter A. Ubel M.D.

Presidential candidates shouldn't vilify big business for high healthcare costs.

The Ideological Animal

By Jay Dixit

Our politics are only partly shaped by reason; fear of death and innate temperament cast deciding votes.
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Feeling the Bern

By Jim Stone Ph.D.

How a 74-year-old curmudgeon captured the hearts of American Progressives.

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