What’s left of the political center?
We are in a time in which there are both rising expressions of independence from the two major parties ... of the political middle aren’t necessarily in the middle of the electorate and doesn’t mean they really are moderate in their views.
Shiite and Sunni: What are the differences?
Both sects are Muslim. They believe the Koran is the direct word of God, passed down to the prophet Muhammad in a series of revelations before his death. They pray in the direction of Mecca, and share the same dietary and general social restrictions.
Admit It, Political Scientists: Politics Really Is More Broken Than Ever
They find that the ideological distance between the parties grew dramatically since the 1970s, but that it would be a mistake to equate the two parties’ roles in contemporary political ... We do the public a disservice to say less than we believe to ...
Political Polarization in the American Public
The majority do not have uniformly conservative or liberal views. Most do not see either party as a threat to the nation. And more believe ... for more of what they want. Yet many of those in the center remain on the edges of the political playing field ...
The Decline and Fall of the English Major
In 2013, they were economics and political science. At Pomona this year, they were economics and mathematics. Parents have always worried when their children become English majors. What is an English major good ... humanities often do a bad job of ...