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New model of polarization sheds light on today’s politics

When voters go to the polls, they aren't just voting for the candidate who best represents their views--they're also voting strategically to shape the balance of power between parties in the legislature.
3-Oct-2018 9:45 AM EDT Add to Favorites


Want to restore faith in Congress? Elect more women

New research shows that Americans have more faith in legislatures where women are equally represented--both in the kinds of decisions they make and in the decision-making process itself.
21-Sep-2018 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Labor Unions Help Employees Take More Paid Maternity Leave

Labor unions help working mothers take greater advantage of paid maternity leave benefits than non-union mothers, but unions could do more to mitigate the earnings penalty that typically follows leave-taking.
20-Sep-2018 3:50 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Crime, Not Money, Drives Migration From El Salvador and Honduras

A new analysis of data from the Latin American Public Opinion Project's AmericasBarometer survey shows that immigration policies designed to deter economic migrants do not dissuade migrants fleeing crime from seeking asylum.
19-Sep-2018 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Age, Race and Gender Split in Political Parties Could Lead to Voter Discrimination

A vastly expanding gap in age, gender and diversity is creating an even deeper divide between the Republican and Democratic parties. And a Vanderbilt University law expert on the 26th Amendment says this chasm between the nation’s largest...
14-Sep-2018 5:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Full Disclosure? Companies Adjust Reporting Strategies in the Face of Political Uncertainty

Temporary political uncertainty, such as a gubernatorial election, influences the frequency and types of disclosures managers make about their business activities.
14-Sep-2018 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Prompting People to Listen to Each Other Reduces Inequality and Improves Group Performance

Reminding people that nobody has all the answers and everyone has something to contribute can reduce racial inequality and improve outcomes in group projects.
11-Sep-2018 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Immune System Emerges as Potential Partner in Opioid Addiction Fight

There’s promise in specific immune system peptides – amino acid compounds that signal cells how to function – affecting brain activity.
6-Sep-2018 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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