New research finds those who hold the most extreme views on hot-button issues are also the most convinced of the superiority of those beliefs.
Researchers looking at how we fixate on threats uncover more evidence of a biological component to the red-blue divide.
"Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain!" shout embattled Middle Eastern potentates grasping for a second lease on life by playing the "Wag the Dog" card.
Talking out our differences on controversial scientific and technological issues may be just the wrong way to reach agreement, new research suggests.
Americans hoping to triangulate their votes to chart a course between the extremes of ideology find their representatives are sailing even faster to the fringes.