Political scientist Sunshine Hillygus finds those who major in the humanities or take social-science courses in college are more likely to participate politically after graduation. But indicators start even earlier -- those whose verbal skills are higher by the end of high school, as measured by SATs, are more likely to become active political participants than those with high math scores.
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New data from a 2016 survey suggest that, at least on some dimensions, young whites are quite a bit more racially progressive than their parents.
Is it appropriate for religious leaders to weigh in on controversial House Bill 2? Former Bishop Will Willimon thinks so. “Politics is about power, and Jesus commanded us not just to think good thoughts but actively to do good deeds,” he writes.
in The News & Observer
Poll data suggest that Americans do not trust Hillary or her character. “The best way for Clinton to respond to all this is to talk candidly, and emotionally, about the values she learned as a child and a young woman,” writes historian Bill Chafe, author of “Hillary and Bill: The Clintons and the Politics of the Personal.” “Doing so would clarify, dramatically, the foundational beliefs that have guided virtually all of her political activities.”
in The Cleveland Plain Dealer