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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    ... or when Kevin Durant and Kevin Love changed their minds after committing. But James Harden, who played on the Americans' gold medal-winning...
    09/10/2014 - 3:27 pm | View Link
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    Coach K: Basketball World Cup is big deal - KansasCity.com
    09/10/2014 - 3:21 pm | View Link
  • The Five Most Troubling Things in Congress’ New Spending Bill - Heritage Foundation
    ... special-interest spending is at the top of many outgoing lawmakers’ minds. ... to tax online access and other Web services enjoyed by ...
    09/10/2014 - 3:02 pm | View Link
  • No end in sight for America's Mideast war duties - Times of India
    No end in sight for America's Mideast war duties - Olean Times Herald
    09/10/2014 - 2:17 pm | View Link
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    Hillary Clinton's poll numbers are better when she's out of politics - CBS News
    09/10/2014 - 2:15 pm | 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
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    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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  • Uganda seen through the eyes of young Americans
    Somehow at the falls, it had not crossed their minds that we were on the River Nile. All they had asked about was the name of the falls, which they could hardly pronounce and easily forgot. Why did we even have to change some names of our national parks?
    10/1/2014 - 7:03 am | View Link
  • Letters to the editor: Young Americans in Israel, embracing our elders and shmita
    26). He asked, “What’s going through the minds of people who are, say, 90 years old? When they look back on the past year, are they thinking about their mistakes, or about their ailments? When they look to the coming year are they thinking about ...
    10/1/2014 - 5:49 am | View Link
  • Where Americans Stand on Strikes
    And it’s less than five weeks from Election Day, our minds should be completely focused on 2014, but let’s take a very short break that to examine Quinnipiac’s early 2016 look in New Jersey. When Christie is up against former Hillary Clinton she ...
    10/1/2014 - 2:14 am | View Link
  • Americans don't see their issues as legal matters, study says
    "A lot of our everyday problems bump up against the law," said Sandefur, but "the law enters people's minds so seldom. They have a significantly different frame for thinking about these issues than we do." The study found that the most common method for ...
    09/30/2014 - 10:42 pm | View Link
  • A Community Erased: Japanese Americans in El Monte and the San Gabriel Valley
    Dubbed the "Berry King of the San Gabriel Valley" and leader of the Japanese Farmers' Association of the San Gabriel Valley, grower Otokichi Sakamoto explained that, "No thoughts of strikes are in the minds of these people [...] Pickers, who sometimes work ...
    09/28/2014 - 9:00 pm | View Link
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  • 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!
    10/1/2014 - 7:36 am | View Website
  • American Rhetoric: The Power of Oratory in the United States
    Dedicated to rhetoric and public communication in the United States. Offers an archive of speeches, movie speeches, and audio figures of speech.
    09/30/2014 - 9:35 pm | View Website
  • Documenting the American South homepage
    Documenting the American South (DocSouth) is a digital publishing initiative that provides Internet access to texts, images, and audio files related to southern ...
    09/30/2014 - 3:30 pm | View Website
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    09/30/2014 - 1:57 pm | View Website
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