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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  • Coach K: Basketball World Cup is big deal - Miami Herald
    ... 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
  • It's not soccer, maybe not Olympics, but Americans say Basketball ... - FOXNews.com
    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
  • As Hillary Clinton begins to campaign her poll numbers come crashing ... - Examiner.com
    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
  • 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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  • Competition Requires Multilingual Americans
    Young minds are already surrounded with technology, and further implementing technology will help America step back into the global conversation. Kevin Conlan, 26, grew up in West Haven and holds a master's degree in national security and public safety ...
    09/16/2014 - 11:48 am | View Link
    s minds about his own leadership or his handling of foreign policy, a new Wall Street Journal/NBC News Poll has found. weiterlesen ... Dazu meldet nbcnews.com weiter: Nearly 70 percent of Americans say they lack confidence that the U.S. will achieve its ...
    09/14/2014 - 5:20 am | View Link
  • GOBankingRates Study Finds 66% of Americans' Greatest Fears Are About Money
    LOS ANGELES, Sept. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A new survey from leading personal finance website GOBankingRates.com asked Americans how prominently money weighs on their minds, finding 66 percent of our greatest fears are about money. More people said they ...
    09/11/2014 - 8:15 am | View Link
  • Why Americans love to hate the train — and always have
    It completely blows their minds. “These railroads,” Clifford expounds, to the great disinterest of everyone else in the car, “are positively the greatest blessing that the ages have wrought out for us.” Trains, he continues, will perfect human ...
    09/11/2014 - 5:47 am | View Link
  • Americans are growing concerned about a possible ISIS presence here at home
    Not just half way across the world, but here at home. It's a question on the minds of many as extreme terrorists execute a vicious campaign to establish an Islamic state in the Middle East. Are ISIS terrorists in the United States? Representative Jason ...
    09/10/2014 - 2:39 pm | View Link
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  • Modern Militia Movement
    Modern Militia Movement is a social network ... It is the duty of the citizen’s militia's to protect and defend the unalienable rights of all members of their ...
    09/17/2014 - 6:27 am | View Website
  • Psychology Help Center
    APA's Psychology Help Center is an online consumer resource featuring articles and information related to psychological issues affecting your daily physical and ...
    09/17/2014 - 12:15 am | 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 ...
    09/16/2014 - 8:33 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 ...
    09/16/2014 - 10:39 am | 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!
    09/16/2014 - 9:20 am | View Website
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