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Strange costumes of Capitol rioters echo the early days of the...

Kenneth Ladenburg, Arizona State University After the riots at the Capitol, images of Jacob Chansley, who’s been dubbed the “QAnon Shaman,” were splashed across news...

Voters are starting to act like hard-core sports fans – with...

Michael Devlin, Texas State University and Natalie Brown Devlin, University of Texas at Austin During Donald Trump’s presidency, the American electorate became more divided and...

Rumors of Chris Pratt’s being a ‘MAGA Bro’ show how Twitter’s...

Aaron Duncan, University of Nebraska-Lincoln When actor Chris Pratt found himself trending on Twitter on Oct. 17, it wasn’t because of his new film or...

How talking about the coronavirus as an enemy combatant can backfire

Tabitha Moses, Wayne State University Sometimes war involves battling other countries; other times, it’s the metaphorical kind, like our current “war” against the coronavirus. We see...

Why ‘I was just being sarcastic’ can be such a convenient...

Roger J. Kreuz, University of Memphis After President Donald Trump said during his June 20 rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma, that increased testing was responsible for...

How the media encourages – and sustains – political warfare

Kyle Jensen, University of North Texas and Jack Selzer, Pennsylvania State University Since his inauguration, President Donald Trump has been waging war against the American...

America is in the middle of a battle over the meaning...

Jennifer Mercieca, Texas A&M University You might think that the culture war over race and immigration primarily transpires in dramatic events, like the woman...

Charlottesville and the politics of fear

David Alpher, George Mason University I have spent nearly 16 years studying how the risk of violence grows in societies around the world and running...

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An old debate over religion in school is opening up again

David Mislin, Temple University As the 2020 election approaches in the United States, President Donald Trump is adding school prayer to the list of contentious...