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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  • Face the Nation Transcripts November 23, 2014: Brooks, McCaul, ... - CBS News
    ... s stepping forward to do now is I think what most Americans want to see ... border security, is foremost in-- in our minds and in the minds of ...
    11/23/2014 - 2:33 pm | View Link
  • Walter Isaacson's 'The Innovators' Reveals The Job-Creating Genius ... - Forbes.com
    Walter Isaacson's 'The Innovators' Reveals The Job-Creating Genius ... - Atlanta Journal And Constitution
    11/23/2014 - 9:01 am | View Link
  • Like Gruber’s ObamaCare, the Net Neutrality They’re Selling ... - Intellictual Conservative
    ... is – and how it had to be a scam because we Americans are too stupid ... ObamaCare – they are a window into the warped minds and dark ...
    11/23/2014 - 6:33 am | View Link
  • 3 Marion Barry dies at 78; 4-term D.C. mayor was the most powerful ... - Washington Post
    At critical juncture for D.C. Council, fierce fight expected for ... - Washington Post
    11/23/2014 - 5:34 am | View Link
  • Barack Obama's amnesty plan nothing more than continued executive ... - Examiner.com
    It would be nice if Obama was as concerned about Americans as he is ... Because that question remains unanswered in the minds of many American
    11/23/2014 - 4:38 am | View Link
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  • TOP VOTER CONCERN Think Ebola, terror, ISIS on voters' minds? Think again
    WASHINGTON – On any given Election Day for the past two decades, the old Bill Clinton campaign mantra of, "It's the economy, stupid," would have held up as THE defining issue. Jobs, housing, taxes -- pick one, all or more, and it was sure to hit home with voters.
    10/30/2014 - 2:31 am | View Link
  • Americans Give Economy Poor Rating As Elections Loom
    Less than a week before Election Day, Democrats received another dose of bad news in the form of a CNN/ORC International survey showing a deterioration in the American public's perception of economic conditions. The poll found that 62 percent of Americans rated economic conditions as "somewhat poor" or "very poor."
    10/29/2014 - 2:35 pm | View Link
  • Poll: US grim on economy ahead of midterms
    Americans' view of the economy is increasingly dour -- though a majority expect things to turn around next year, a new poll shows.
    10/29/2014 - 2:24 pm | View Link
  • Time is Money: Americans Willing to Pay $2,700+ for an Extra Hour of the Day
    Colorful leaves, frantic Halloween costume searches, and Daylight Savings Time– all signs that Autumn is officially here. As the U.S. preps to turn clocks back on November 2, a new survey from ZICO® Premium Coconut Water™ found Americans place an increasingly high value on free time, particularly during the seasonal change to sweater weather.
    10/29/2014 - 12:34 pm | View Link
  • CNN Poll: Americans grim on economy
    Americans' view of the economy is increasingly dour -- though a majority expect things to turn around next year, a new poll shows.
    10/29/2014 - 11:33 am | View Link
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  • More Americans becoming pro-life
    I find that news to be refreshing. Could it be that the spirit of God is teaming up with scientific evidence to move hearts and minds towards a higher respect for the sanctity of human life at all stages?
    11/22/2014 - 5:10 pm | View Link
  • Nope, most Americans are not stupid!
    I write in the hopes of changing minds about politics.My entire professional career has been in education at the high school and higher education levels.Call my writings teachable moments. That being said, you can bet, as I speak, my many diehard liberal ...
    11/21/2014 - 7:00 pm | View Link
  • Toronto Maple Leafs fans blow Americans’ minds by memorizing all the words to the U.S. National Anthem
    An arena full of Canadian hockey fans did something this week that few arenas full of American fans could ever reciprocate. When a technical glitch knocked out the microphone of the singer belting out the U.S. national anthem before a Toronto Maple Leafs ...
    11/21/2014 - 6:56 am | View Link
  • Americans Don't Want Government to Guarantee Healthcare, Again
    Looking back two decades to Bill Clinton’s attempt at passing a healthcare plan suggests that Americans tend to like the idea of the government guaranteeing coverage in theory, but they start to change their minds when they have to face the gritty details.
    11/20/2014 - 11:41 am | View Link
  • Steyer, largest 2014 donor, says Americans worried money in politics gets ‘special privileges’
    With everything else happening in the country and the world, climate wasn’t close to being a top issue on the minds of Americans during this year’s midterm elections. A whopping 1 percent of Americans in a Gallup poll Nov. 6-9 said climate or ...
    11/19/2014 - 10:20 pm | View Link
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  • American Rhetoric: The Power of Oratory in the United States
    Top 100 Speeches. Full text, audio, and video database of the 100 most significant American political speeches of the 20th century, according to 137 leading scholars ...
    11/22/2014 - 10:46 pm | View Website
  • American Humanist Association
    Humanist Celebrant Training. The Humanist Institute is offering an on-site training for Humanist Celebrants and those who wish to become one! Humanist Celebrants
    11/22/2014 - 9:27 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 ...
    11/22/2014 - 3:15 pm | View Website
  • American poetry
    American poetry, the poetry of the United States, arose first as efforts by colonists to add their voices to English poetry in the 17th century, well before the ...
    11/22/2014 - 2:46 pm | View Website
  • Americans are NOT stupid
    So what if they don´t know how many sides a triangle has? Or who Tony Blair is? That's not fair...if you still think american people are stupid, watch ...
    11/22/2014 - 2:07 am | View Website
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