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Do Republicans and Democrats really hate each other? Not as much as you think, study says


Political polarization in America may be at its highest point in decades. Sometimes, it can seem like Republicans and Democrats hate their political opponents more than they love their own side. However, a new study finds that hatred doesn’t run as deep as many may think. Researchers from the University of Pennsylvania say negative partisanship is largely exaggerated — with political agents and the media mainly responsible for stoking those flames.

A team from Penn’s Annenberg School for Communication set out to answer two questions: First, how widespread is partisan hatred? Then, is that hatred really more intense than an American’s love for their own party?

Using several different methods, including a survey examining how political polarization and hatred of an opponent affects party affiliation, researchers found that the main reason Americans choose their political party has more to do with love than hate. The team also looked at how loyal voters are to their party based on their hatred of the opponent. To do this, they used an experiment which separated hurting the opposing political party monetarily and helping their own party monetarily.

The results continue to show voters are generally more interested in supporting their own political beliefs rather than hurting someone else’s. Moreover, the team notes the implications of continuing negative partisanship are problematic for society.
Posted by The Grand Illuminist | Wed May 25, 2022, 12:24 PM (3 replies)

Naomi Judd Death Under Investigation


The Franklin County Sheriff’s department has launched an investigation into the shocking death of country legend Naomi Judd.

“It’s an open investigation, currently we are not releasing any reports, 911 calls or bodycam or dashcam footage. This is a death investigation which is ongoing,” Public Information Officer Williamson said in a statement to Us Weekly on Monday, April 2. “There is no police jurisdiction in that area, so only the sheriff’s department attended. We are awaiting information from the detectives from the criminal investigation division.“

Basically they are trying to figure out if anybody was present when she took her life, and if so, is the situation avoidable. If it was considered that the person or persons were there and had the ability to curtail the attempt, they could be charged with negligence and/or reckless endangerment.
Posted by The Grand Illuminist | Tue May 3, 2022, 09:50 AM (7 replies)

The right wing media are outraged with the SCOTUS leak.

It seems they are determined to find out who leaked (in reality, whistle blew) the RvW opinion.
Posted by The Grand Illuminist | Tue May 3, 2022, 08:59 AM (31 replies)
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