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"To lose our democracy but preserve the filibuster in its current form—in which a minority can block popular legislation without even having to hold the floor—would be a short-sighted mistake of historic proportions." - 150+ leading democracy scholars.
https://www.newamerica.org/political-reform/statements/statement-in-support-of-the-freedom-to-vote-act/

Nice discussion of motivated reasoning. @hakeemjefferson, @jmping, & I examine such belief polarization. We uncover motivated reasoning but also show that polarization emanates from diffs in prior beliefs and expectations.

📜:https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/perspectives-on-politics/article/abs/seeing-blue-in-black-and-white-race-and-perceptions-of-officerinvolved-shootings/DEA16831CEB7E476A019DFF41130BC59

🧵:https://twitter.com/hakeemjefferson/status/1334926529759830016 https://twitter.com/ChrisPolPsych/status/1461746915033464840

Christopher Federico@ChrisPolPsych

I offered some thoughts on motivated reasoning for this NPR piece: https://www.npr.org/2021/11/19/1057115083/kyle-rittenhouse-jury-video-evidence-bias?utm_campaign=storyshare&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_medium=social

Is there any reason to maintain 3-week gap between initial Pfizer shots at this point (thinking about kids)? Immune responses seem much better with ~8 week gap and first shot appears highly protective for about that long. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0092867421012216#undfig1

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