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Wandering Eye: Americans get the partisan government they deserve, Bloomberg helps cities use data, and more

Wandering Eye: Americans get the partisan government they deserve, Bloomberg helps cities use data, and more

If American democracy these days seems to be infused with a political culture of hooliganism, there's a reason for that: an electorate gets what it begets. As a new University of Kansas study now reveals, partisan voters, the most active participants in a democracy, tend to think and behave out of unblinking loyalty to their respective teams—even to the point of endorsing illegal tactics such as lying, cheating, stealing, voter suppression, and physical violence—and such policy-blind, thuggish political behavior...

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