As the partisan divides in American society continue to deepen, a team of Stanford researchers has developed an algorithm demonstrating the process behind that polarization — and created Internet-based social systems to counter the trend.
Election day looms ahead, even though we’re only just fresh out of the midterm-woods. For the sake of your nail beds, back pain and blood pressure, Intermission has compiled a list of the top five ways to scratch that political itch until the ballots are in.
Rice made few references to either Republican talking points or their nominee: she only used Mitt Romney’s name five times and only obliquely attacked the incumbent president.
Roxy’s appreciation for passion extends outside the bedroom—and onto the campaign trail. While Roxy’s best Tuesdays usually involve shirtless men and a respectable amount of wine, this past Tuesday was surprisingly “super” for a day filled with neither alcohol nor men Roxy wanted to see naked.
Christian faith and the complicated overlaps between religion and politics highlighted a talk by Dean of Religious Life Reverend Scotty McLennan and Ron Sanders, a member of the Stanford Association of Religions Executive Committee, Thursday afternoon. The event, “Looking at the Christian Faith and Politics in the 21st Century,” was part of a regular series of lunch panels and talks hosted by Stanford in Government (SIG).
There’s nothing quite like a professor’s opinion to end a debate. Replacing your own thoughts with the comfortable ability to endorse something that seems respectable, even if foreign, is easy and natural. So professors rarely make their opinions known in discussion, if only to prevent section from becoming lousy with students parroting them back until the debate devolves into unthinking stagnancy.
A wide array of statements we term insensitive or coarse is thought to reflect so strongly on the character of their speakers that they are put beyond public redemption. But consider the music that will be ringing in bars and clubs across the country this Friday night. That we should delight in lyrics so blatantly wrongheaded when upholding a culture so sensitive it often oppresses controversial debate is so ridiculous it defies explanation.