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This Is How Your Outreach Becomes Affected By False Consensus Bias


We tend to base our answers, assumptions, and perceptions on our collective experiences. If you’ve never talked to a wide selection of black people about their run-ins with police, judges, etc, you’ll assume more about how blacks views the issue of politic brutality. If you’ve never made the effort to discover what particular people think […]

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Illustrating The Racial Breakdown of Crime Stats Is Irrelevant

There’s nothing better (for me, personally) than having my assumptions challenged, and running into new ways of thinking about the issues. This is one of those times. This time, I had the privilege of coming across T. Greg Doucette’s twitterstorm on the irrelevance of demographic breakdown of crime stats. More specifically, how wrong the assumptions pulled […]

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History Isn’t Decided By Fixed Trends

Where is history trending? How you answer that depends on your ideology. A Marxist will answer that question differently than compared to a technologist, or a Christian. But the one thing they all have in common is this… Each of their views of historical trends are impossible to prove. We don’t actually know whether history […]

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Capital Punishment Does Not Align With Our Values

Mainland China, Iran, Saudi Arabia, and North Korea would likely register among most Americans’ lists as rogue regimes whose values fundamentally differ from ours. These are nations that have few qualms torturing their citizens. Our alliance with Saudi Arabia is one of necessity, but Americans, rightly, continue to hold deep suspicions regarding the regime. Iran […]


Why You Gotta Be So Negative: Fortune Telling & Political Analysis

Let me guess, you think America is going to hell in a hand basket if Hillary or Trump gets elected. Where you stand on Trump decides where you stand on that question. Is Trump the worst, or is Hillary? Does America stand a chance of surviving with either of them president? I’ll give you a […]

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Negatively Labeling Political Groups Based On The Actions Of A Few

This is a common occurrence in politics. It’s so common, no one seems to care how twisted the logic is. If a member of a political movement acts out of line, the opposition will rush to vilify the entire movement on the basis of that one member. This is what’s called Labeling. It’s one of […]

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21 Quick Actions You Can Do Today to Set Your Political Conversations up for Success

Talking politics with anyone is a recipe for disaster. I mean, most of us don’t want it to be, it just happens. They got angry, you came across insensitive, your friend is a jerk with no sense of civility…the possibilities are endless. A friendly political discussion is harder than asking a girl out in highschool. […]

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Do You Think #BlackLivesMatter is Motivated by Hate, But #BlueLivesMatter Is Motivated by Love?

Spoiler, but Black Lives Matter isn’t motivated by hate. Nor are their goals based in violence or discord. Now, you’re probably loathing the above statement. You probably think BLM is motivated by all those things. You probably think they want violent confrontations and dead cops. If you don’t think that, that’s great. You haven’t fallen […]