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1.  “In other words, as the parties become more distant demographically and culturally, they become more distant on policy, too. And so voters of each party are being at least somewhat rational in their increased fear of the other party: a liberal Democrat actually has more to fear from the Republican Party of 2012 than she did from the Republican Party of 1980, and vice versa.”

2.  Does group selection solve a theoretical problem that only exists because of unrealistic assumptions?

3.  An Arab defendant in Israel is substantially less likely to be given a long prison sentence if the randomly selected appeals court panel has at least one Arab judge.

4.  Give people a personal opportunity to cheat on their taxes, and they start thinking that tax evasion isn’t so unethical after all.

5.  Strong on Obama.

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