From Reason, here are some positive thoughts about negative campaigning; and a look at how authenticity wins in Iowa as phonies take a pounding. How to turn blue collars into blue voters: An article on the psychology of the working-class male. Our decisions about which politicians we trust often come down to a simple question: "How do they talk?" Group dynamics sway voters: A study of people making choices about music sheds some light on the process of choosing a president. Lawrence Lindsey on what we want in a president: Ruthlessness is important when it comes to foreign enemies; charity is essential for domestic opponents. Stirred, not shaken: Americans say they want change, and think they want it, but there is room for doubt. Bryan Caplan on 5 myths about voters: Many claims about how American democracy works — and how American voters think — just aren't true.

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