Monthly Archives: June 2012

Republicans, Democrats Can’t Even Agree On Coffee

Shown here are examples of brands Democrats and Republicans tend to prefer. (Buyology, Inc.)

Written by Amy Bingham for abcnews.go.com

Trying to escape the partisan bickering and political pandering that is dominating this election season? Good luck. Those party lines may extend much farther than you think.

From choosing where to get that morning coffee fix to which car you bought to get you there, your political party association may be driving those purchase decisions.

Republicans, for example, are more likely to head to Dunkin’ Donuts for their daily cup of Joe, while Democrats are more inclined to get their caffeine fix from Starbucks, according to a study released this week by the neuro-insight firm Buyology.
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What’s the True Meaning of Patriotism?

Written by Robert Reich

Recently I publicly debated a regressive Republican who said Arizona and every other state should use whatever means necessary to keep out illegal immigrants. He also wants English to be spoken in every classroom in the nation, and the pledge of allegiance recited every morning. “We have to preserve and protect America,” he said. “That’s the meaning of patriotism.” Read more

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