Politics influences so much of our daily lives, yet discussing it at the dinner table can turn even the most pleasant conversations with family into verbal jousting matches. At Live Science, we look towards scientific research to explain this polarizing topic, whether it's a study that shows facts don't convince people in political arguments to one that finds conservatives aren't more fearful than liberals.
Our expert writers and editors will also guide you through the history of politics and how it interacts with the sciences, helping you to be fully equipped for your next dinner-time disagreement.
Reference When did Democrats and Republicans switch platforms, changing their political stances — and why? The Republicans used to favor big government, while Democrats were committed to curbing federal power.
The nuclear codes carried by the president at all times don't launch an attack directly, but they prove the president's authority to drop the big one.
Reference Some of the biggest protests in history have toppled governments and won civil rights campaigns.
Reference Over 100 years ago, and after decades of protest, women's suffrage was granted in the U.S.
Turkmenistan's president Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov ordered experts to close the 'Gates of Hell' - crater of burning natural gas in the Karakum desert
Reference Fascism is a political ideology usually characterized by authoritarianism and nationalism. However, many scholars say the concept is difficult to define.
Karl Marx was the author of the Communist Manifesto, the creator of Marxist theory, and one of the most influential thinkers ever.
Contrary to earlier research, a new international study finds that both liberals and conservatives respond to threats — just different ones.
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