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Friday, August 22, 2014, 4:54 p.m.

Beliefs, facts and money

Over the weekend, the Times published an article by political scientist Brendan Nyhan about a troubling aspect of the current American scene--the stark partisan divide over issues that should be simply factual, like whether the planet is warming or evolution happened. It's common to attribute such divisions to ignorance, but as Nyhan points out, the divide is actually worse among those who are seemingly better informed about the issues.

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