You Probably Smell Bad To People That Disagree With You Politically

Naomi Kritzer SciTech

According to a study in the October 2014 American Journal of Political Science, people are more likely to be attracted to the body odor of individuals who are politically like-minded. (“Assortative Mating on Ideology Could Operate Through Olfactory Cues.”) Determining this involved recruiting 146 people from a “large city in the northeast United States,” sorting them ideologically, taping gauze pads …

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Can I Tell My Liberal Colleagues That I'm a Republican?

Law Firm 10 Columns, Law Firm 10, Lawyer

Question: I’m an Associate General Counsel at a large state university and a Republican. As far as I can discern, all of the other AGCs are Democrats. I don’t think the workplace is the right place to talk politics, but right now the political chatter about the Presidential election is overwhelming and driving me nuts. I haven’t revealed my political …

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Top Lawyers of the Obama Administration

Bitter Staff Columns, Lawyer

During the eight years of the Bush administration, 13 lawyers served in the president’s cabinet. That makes 13 lawyers out of 47 total people who held cabinet-level posts. (The number actually drops to ten, if you subtract the three Attorneys General—John Ashcroft, Alberto Gonzales, and Michael Mukasey.) Of course, Bush wasn’t a lawyer, but that got us to wondering how …

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