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We live in deeply polarized political times. But how did we get here, and where are we headed? Read More...

Technology has the power to unite - and divide - us. We look back at what history has to say about tech’s long, complicated and troubled relationship with politics. Read More...

Automation is not only changing jobs — it’s also changing politics. Read More...

Millennials are known for being liberal. But new research might upend that assumption. Read more....

California is on a collision course with the federal government. And we’re going to take a look at the crash. Read More...

Our Facebook newsfeeds have become echo chambers. To break out, professor Cass Sunstein says we should embrace a diversity of information. Read more....

Money and politics have always been paired. But, journalist Jane Mayer and professor Theda Skocpol both say that something new is afoot, thanks in part to a couple of very rich brothers. Read more....

One of the reasons there aren’t more women in leadership positions? Professor Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic says that it’s our inability to differentiate between confidence and competence. Read more....

Empathy is an inherently good human quality. So, why is Yale psychologist Paul Bloom against it? We talk with him about why feeling others’ pain makes for bad public policy. Read more....

According to Clay Shirky, there’s been a fundamental shift in how politicians connect with the public. Why? Social media and the power of a retweet.

“History will not judge media kindly in this election.” Harvard’s Nicco Mele explains how media is shaping the 2016 campaign.

Apparently, there are lots of ways to insult people in Japan. But there aren’t any “bad” words. Ben Bergen explains the puzzling mores of swear words, with minimal bleeps.

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