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Younger US veterans more likely to be affiliated with Republican Party

Source: JournalistsResource.org

Contrary to popular belief, U.S. military veterans haven’t always been affiliated with the Republican Party — in fact, throughout much of the 1970s and 1980s and into the early 1990s, veterans were more likely to be Democrats, according to a new analysis published in Sociological Spectrum.

In more recent decades, veterans have begun to lean increasingly toward the Grand Old Party, researchers found.

Irony of satire: Political ideology and the motivation to see what you want to see in The Colbert Report

Source: JournalistsResource.org

Political humor has a long tradition in America, but ironical “fake news” is a phenomenon that distinguishes the current cultural moment. Indeed, in recent years a whole body of scholarly literature has focused on this field of political entertainment and its effects. A 2011 study from scholars at Ohio State University adds to this literature by examining how precisely such satire registers differently among liberals and conservatives — how humor is filtered through certain predispositions.

Study shows private schools aren't better for low-income students

Source: JournalistsResource.org

Low-income students don’t benefit more from private school than public school, suggests new research from scholars at the University of Virginia.

The study, forthcoming in the Educational Researcher, offers new insights to help inform debates about whether children from poor families would learn more and earn higher test scores if they were able to attend private school.