FROM Peter Ditto
Are Liberals Happier than Conservatives, after All? Smiling involving facial muscles around the eyes and the use of positive language are signals of happiness, according to social science. In decades of surveys, more conservatives than liberals have told researchers they're satisfied with their lives. But recent studies show it may really be the other way around. Peter Ditto, professor of Psychology and Social Behavior at the University of California at Irvine, has more on the " happiness gap " between conservatives and liberals.
Terrorism and tweets, hate speech and murder Just days before an election, Britain is coping with a rash of deadly terrorism, and Prime Minister Theresa May is on the defensive. And again today, President Trump has tweeted criticism of the Mayor of London. Later, a double murder in Portland, Oregon has revealed the ugly past of a supposedly “progressive” city. One immediate question: is “hate speech” protected by the First Amendment?
Who's to blame for the opioid crisis? Some of the lawyers who took on Big Tobacco are now going after Big Pharma. It’s all about the deadly epidemic of opioid use. Are the drug companies to blame? What about the users? Later, on today’s Talking Point: making sense of Britain’s upset election.