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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    Language has always been a way to divide, conquer, classify, and control. And language matters, because despite the facts, it is hard to sway minds that have already made unconscious connections. Language matters because when used as rhetoric it can have a ...
    10/22/2016 - 4:20 am | View Link
  • Americans are going crazy over a 23 years old letter shared by a Pakistani girl on Twitter
    The results of the Presidential election might not be known for another month but one thing is for sure that saying ill about your opponents might not win you a lot of hearts, respecting others will surely help you earn a better position in the minds of ...
    10/21/2016 - 7:21 am | View Link
  • African Americans far more likely to be arrested, searched and cited by law enforcement, according to local anecdotal survey
    First they wanted to make the findings public. However, whenever they've approached police in the past they've been met with professionalism and open minds, they said. Representatives from the Lawrence Police Department and Douglas County Sheriff's Office ...
    10/20/2016 - 9:00 pm | View Link
  • Aides Say Hillary Clinton’s Focused On The Future, Planning Best Way To Disappoint Liberal Americans Once Sworn-In
    Therefore, she plans to put Americans’ minds at ease by “not being nearly as liberal as her critics claimed or her supporters believed her to be.” “Obama did it with investment bankers when he came into office,” one source said, “and Bill ...
    10/19/2016 - 9:00 pm | View Link
  • Poll: Most Americans think Donald Trump is a raging jerk
    These perceptions are likely bound up in many voters’ minds with perceptions of the candidates’ sense of decency — or lack of one.
    10/19/2016 - 8:49 am | View Link
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    Wonkette is vulgar, liberal, and hilarious. If you like those things, you will like Wonkette.
    10/16/2016 - 3:53 pm | View Website
  • The Despair of Poor White Americans
    The Original Underclass. Poor white Americans’ current crisis shouldn’t have caught the rest of the country as off guard as it has.
    10/12/2016 - 7:54 pm | View Website
  • A record number of Americans now dislike Hillary Clinton ...
    Hillary Clinton hit her stride after the Democratic National Convention, riding to a double-digit lead over Donald Trump in some national and swing-state polls ...
    08/31/2016 - 8:55 am | View Website
  • New poll finds 9 in 10 Native Americans aren’t offended by ...
    Nine in 10 Native Americans say they are not offended by the Washington Redskins name, according to a new Washington Post poll that shows how few ordinary Indians ...
    05/19/2016 - 9:33 am | View Website
  • Americans’ Distaste For Both Trump And Clinton Is Record ...
    The Democratic primary will technically march on, but Hillary Clinton is almost certainly going to be her party’s nominee. Same with Donald Trump. And voters do…
    05/5/2016 - 4:27 am | View Website
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