What's On Americans' Minds? Increasingly, 'me'

An analysis of words and phrases in more than 750,000 American books published in the past 50 years finds an emphasis on "I" before "we" - showing growing attention to the individual over the group.

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  • 10 reasons to love September - Examiner.com
    ... associated with destruction and death in the hearts and minds of Americans. The Sept. 11, 2001 terror attacks changed how many Americans see ...
    08/30/2014 - 8:28 am | View Link
  • Tony Abbott sticks to the tough tasks with Team Australia - Brisbane Times
    With minds like those at work, we will go to the Middle East this time – ... of going there, or of blindly following Americans anywhere without
    08/30/2014 - 7:53 am | View Link
  • College: Classy Trade School or More? - Daily Beast
    Such questions, so much on our minds today, were especially urgent for ... the following complaint about education for African-Americans: There ...
    08/30/2014 - 6:55 am | View Link
  • Lights. Camera. Acción! Latino filmmakers on the move - Shreveport Times
    Lights. Camera. Acción! Latino filmmakers on the move - USA Today
    08/30/2014 - 6:21 am | View Link
  • Hello, from the Digital Service - TMC Net
    ... proven approach that ultimately enabled millions of Americans to sign ... provided a pathway for some of the nation's top minds in business and
    08/30/2014 - 5:35 am | View Link
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  • Chinese Americans: Discrimination in US Still a Problem, but Improving
    At a White House ceremony on July 4, President Barrack Obama hosted 25 foreign-born members of the U.S. military in celebrating the anniversary of American independence. Representing 15 different countries, including China, Obama called the group a vivid reminder that America is and always has been a nation of immigrants. Despite their American citizenship, some immigrants to the United States ...
    09/1/2014 - 9:02 am | View Link
  • Are Americans Really the Worst? 5 Other Countries Whose Tourists Make Us Look Good
    American tourists get a bad rap. Here are 5 countries whose tourists make us look good.
    09/1/2014 - 4:20 am | View Link
  • What are Americans doing about gun violence?
    Four months after the elementary school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, lawmakers banned at least 115 types of semiautomatic firearms.
    08/31/2014 - 8:12 pm | View Link
  • Why roto-rooter is a household word for drain cleaning
    Roto-Rooter has become so synonymous with sewer and drain cleaning in the minds and speech of most Americans that many of us are shocked to find this common term is actually a trademark. It refers...
    08/28/2014 - 9:42 am | View Link
  • More Americans supporting US action in Iraq: poll
    However, the opinion poll released by USA Today and Pew also showed that half of the Americans surveyed are worried the US could get bogged down in yet another long and costly conflict in the Middle East.
    08/22/2014 - 7:44 am | View Link
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  • Chinese Americans: Discrimination in US Still a Problem, but Improving
    "We also educate and connect community members to other cultures to open their minds, so that we don’t always assume that people look at us negatively." Sociologist Gallagher sees a nationwide improvement in attitudes. "One should not discount the ...
    09/1/2014 - 5:00 am | View Link
  • Are Americans Really the Worst? 5 Other Countries Whose Tourists Make Us Look Good
    You’re not allowed to go off on your own for a reason.” Another group of Germans almost lost their minds when they saw a Brit smoking on that trek. “It is a drug addiction,” one German woman sniffed to her partner. “Disgusting!” he said in a ...
    09/1/2014 - 4:15 am | View Link
  • What are Americans doing about gun violence?
    State Representative Craig Miner, who earned an A grade from the National Rifle Association, said most of his Democratic colleagues had already made up their minds when he was appointed the Republican leader of a statewide committee on safer gun policy.
    08/31/2014 - 4:16 pm | View Link
  • Gay Americans accuse Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie of betrayal by getting married
    The couple’s six children were pressuring them to walk down the aisle. For the sake of their children, were they not entitled to change their minds? News.com pointed out on Aug. 30 that it was never actually clear if Brad and Angelina intended to hold ...
    08/31/2014 - 4:15 pm | View Link
  • Why Americans support both unions and right-to-work laws
    I’ve written before about the union movement’s problem with public perceptions. In a sense, they have lost the PR battle for the hearts and minds of the nation’s workers. Too many people distrust unions, buying into the perceptions of corruption ...
    08/29/2014 - 9:00 pm | View Link
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  • American Public University System
    The official site of American Public University System. APUS is regionally accredited and consists of two universities, American Military University and American ...
    08/30/2014 - 8:07 am | View Website
  • American Pregnancy Association | Promoting Pregnancy Wellness
    The American Pregnancy Association is a non-profit organization that promotes pregnancy wellness and increases the awareness of pregnancy needs.
    08/30/2014 - 12:22 am | View Website
  • The American — The American Magazine
    Official magazine of the American Enterprise Institute.
    08/29/2014 - 6:53 pm | View Website
  • Home | This American Life
    This American Life is a weekly public radio show broadcast on more than 500 stations to about 2.1 million listeners. It is produced by Chicago Public Media, delivered ...
    08/29/2014 - 6:24 pm | View Website
  • Scientific American
    Latest news and features on science issues that matter including earth, environment, and space. Get your science news from the most trusted source!
    08/29/2014 - 2:13 pm | View Website
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