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Study suggests Occupy Wall Street movement undone by liberals’ need to feel unique

Liberals tend to underestimate their similarity to other liberals, according to a recent study, while conservatives overestimate their similarities — and those differences may account for the relative political success of the tea party in comparison to Occupy Wall Street. While the tea party has grown steadily more unpopular over…

Activist judges can change minds

Reading this back and forth between Matt and Neil about how likely it would be to build a political consensus that torture is wrong, I was struck by how much Matt is propping up a false dilemma in the seemingly innocuous statement that we should prioritize building that consensus over…