The conservatives have figured-out that they can accomplish far more of their goals by controlling state government, rather than continue to wage these battles of stalemate on the Federal level. Sure, they will continue to work to build their power in Congress, and hope to capture the White House, but the real money and efforts are in the state legislatures, where it's proving to be relatively easy to curtail workers' rights, starve public education, and restrict abortion to a point where it is all but eliminated.
Scientists at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute have found that when just 10 percent of the population holds an unshakable belief, their belief will always be adopted by the majority of the society. The scientists, who are members of the Social Cognitive Networks Academic Research Center (SCNARC) at Rensselaer, used computational and analytical methods to discover the tipping point where a minority belief becomes the majority opinion.
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