An incident of child abuse by an NFL player has raised questions about the use of corporal punishment as a form of discipline in the African-American community.
It may not be “your momma,” but sometimes it’s close.
In the course of their study on information processing, Gary King and his staff reviewed 64,000 congressional press releases. He and his Harvard team discovered that congressmen and women spend more than a quarter of their time on partisan taunting.
Professor King speaks with us about the details behind this distressing statistic and what it means for the political culture of the United States.