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Leid Stories—Dr. Gerald Horne’s Radically Different View of Election 2016 (Part 2)—08.11.16

On yesterday’s program, our guest, historian Gerald Horne, offered a comprehensive analysis of Election 2016 and the many reasons it is a watershed moment in U.S. social and political history. He returns today to answer listeners’ questions. Dr. Horne is the John J. and Rebecca Moores Chair of History and African American Studies at the University of Houston. He is …

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Leid Stories—Dr. Gerald Horne’s Radically Different View of Election 2016—08.10.16

This year’s presidential election, we’re constantly told, is, and ever will be, “historic.” Thinking minds immediately should erect their best defenses, for U.S. history has a very peculiar history; it almost never tells the whole story, and its chief purpose is to secure and undergird the interests of the power elite.

Anxious people more apt to make bad decisions amid uncertainty

New brain evidence provides insight into why highly anxious people are worst at making decisions when things get unpredictable Credit: Illustration by Ian Smiley Highly anxious people have more trouble deciding how best to handle life’s uncertainties. They may even catastrophize, interpreting, say, a lovers’ tiff as a doomed relationship or a workplace change as a career threat. In gauging …