There are many candidate explanations for this: the relatively less
important role of religion, the relatively higher level of education,
the fact that living in crowded areas leads people to appreciate
interdependence, etc. . . . I am looking for more serious scientific
studies that seriously test these explanations, instead of just
In my opinion, the CIA, Pentagon, defense contractors, and public representatives related to the military-industrial ecosystem are the deep state in the USA.
Watch President Donald Trump's speech in this link. The budgets and funds that Trump rejected are probably prepared by them.
Why do I say that?
Take for example Pakistan.
From Trump's speech, we can ...
There is the big issue of correlation versus causation.
Things like higher education, higher population density and less important role of religion all have positive correlation with leaning democrat. This is scientifically rigorous. You can quantify this things (maybe not religion but the others) and then simply compute the correlation.
Causal relationships ...
Yes, the Democrat Party Platform for the 2020 elections contains a section entitled "Healing the Soul of America", which begins:
Democrats believe in bringing the American people together, not
stoking division and distrust. President Trump has denigrated
virtually every segment of American society—and in so doing, he has
insulted the very idea of ...
There’s nothing the Biden administration or the Democratic Party can do except govern as effectively as possible, which is going to be difficult at best because of bad actors in Congress and the news media.
We’re seeing the end result of decades’ worth of grievance and misinformation pushed by talk radio, certain cable news networks, and other alternate news ...