A sign urging environmental action during a United Nations summit meeting on climate change was placed near a 1,000-year-old geoglyph that is a cultural treasure in Peru. Officials are outraged over the trespassing and the disturbance of the ancient grounds.
An ordinance that would have banned commercial marijuana in Anchorage failed after four hours of public testimony and debate in Assembly chambers Tuesday night. Several Assembly members expressed concern that a ban would disconnect them from conversations regarding marijuana regulations at the state level.
The U.S. economy has been showing signs of more robust recovery, but many Americans say they're not feeling it. A new poll by The New York Times found the public is more pessimistic than it was right after the financial collapse. Andrew Ross Sorkin of The New York Times joins Judy Woodruff to discuss American perceptions of economic mobility and inequality. Continue reading →
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On Friday, the journal Science published a buzzy new study suggesting that homophobia is more of a minor, curable malady than a chronic illness. For the study, researchers sent gay and straight canvassers into strongly anti-gay neighborhoods and directed them to converse with residents for about 20 minutes about why...
Rob Duke's insight:
Interesting. We have the same experience in government: People tend to hate cops, but love their own neighborhood cop. They also hate government, but couldn't live without their own local community government, which is often beloved.
It's much easier to have hostile feelings for what seems distant.
Well this is unusual. Buildzoom, an application for finding home contractors, is turning to the crowds to ID a woman who has robbed it multiple times. Specifically, the crowds on Tinder. Camera footage caught a pretty good shot of the woman’s face, so Buildzoom turned her into a Tinder profile. Founder David Petersen photoshopped a reward message on…
it’s not objectively being a winner or a loser that changes our views and makes us suspect others are biased. It’s just subjectively feeling that way. As the authors put it, “subjective status motivates shifts in support for redistributive policies along with the ideological principles that justify them.”
Rob Duke's insight:
"It’s not objectively being a winner or a loser that changes our views and makes us suspect others are biased. It’s just subjectively feeling that way. As the authors put it, 'subjective status motivates shifts in support for redistributive policies along with the ideological principles that justify them.'" from the article