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Kicking the oil habit

June 23, 2010

Jon Stewart is insightful as always:

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Voters may prefer candidates with similar facial features

April 28, 2009

There has been extensive psychological research into the fact that people are more receptive to others who are perceived as being similar. A new study from Stanford by Jeremy Bailenson, Shanto Iyengar, Nick Yee and Nathan Collins has applied this finding to the political sphere (pdf link). The research, published with the telling title "Facial […]

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Presidents vs Pirates

April 15, 2009

Two excellent graphs making the rounds - the first showing Obama the Pirate-Slayer: And the second with historical context (that being the First and Second Barbary Wars):  

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