Dec. 28, 2018

12/23/18

New Atlas
International “Santa survey” uncovered the average age children stop believing
Jacqueline Woolley, Psychology

12/24/18

WTHI TV
Brave. Groundbreaking. Badass. Notorious: the year in culture
Joseph Peniel, History

Bustle
How to detach from work over the holidays, according to experts
Art Markman, Psychology & HDO 

12/26/18

National Review
People believe ‘fake news’ because they want it to be true
Joseph Peniel, History

Sci-News
Study: children’s personalities influence how they perform in math and reading
Margherita Malanchini, Postdoctoral Fellow

Washington Post
President Trump asked a child whether he still believed in Santa: ‘Cause at 7, its marginal, right?’
Jacqueline Woolley, Psychology

CNN
Millennial women are working more. But they’re still doing most of the housework
Joanna Pepin, Population Research Center

Atlantic
The way American parents think about chores is bizarre
Steven Mintz, History

The Hill
How we proceed with human gene editing will be the debate of the future
Sahotra Sarkar, Philosophy

12/27/18

Politico
O’Rourke and Castro on collision course in Texas
Texas Politics Project

12/28/18

The Free Weekly
Foul play and keeping it Rio
David Buss, Psychology

Austin American-Statesman
Add these books to your reading list for 2019
Tom Palaima, Classics

Politico
What will history books say about 2018?
Jacqueline Jones and H.W. Brands, History

Dec. 21, 2018

12/15/18

Scroll
Can writing about trauma and violence actually help in healing? Some writers have tried it
Jamie Pennebaker, Psychology

12/16/18

The News on Sunday
Reading in the time of Kindle
Art Markman, Psychology & HDO

Raw Story
He’s ‘thrashing before going under’: MSNBC analysts blast Trump for tantrum over his ‘wall’ funding
Victoria Defrancesco Soto, Government

12/17/18

Texas Monthly
HW Brands: “We appreciate Presidents more after they leave office”
H.W. Brands, History

12/18/18

Inverse
A surprising number of adults with they still believed in Santa, says study
Jacqueline Woolley, Psychology

Vulture
Roma’s professor Zovek was a real, completely bizarre guy
Laura Gutierrez, Mexican American and Latina/o Studies

Axios
1 big thing: Big Tech at war with itself
Nathan Jensen, Government

Fox 7
Defense calls on police trainer, psychologist in excessive force case
David Gilden, Psychology

Business Insider
The opposition to Amazon’s HQ2 is making lots of noise, but it lacks legal authority to shut down the new campuses
Nathan Jensen, Government

Washington Post
Is Texas finally turning blue? We looked at the electorate to find out.
Texas Politics Project

12/19/18

Craft of Charisma
Optimizing your cognition
Art Markman, Psychology & HDO

Wired
How Amazon, Apple, and Google played the tax-break game
Nathan Jensen, Government

EurekAlert
Intellectual curiosity and confidence help children take on math and reading
Margherita Malanchini, Postdoctoral Fellow & Psychology

San Antonio Express-News
Districts should rethink closing schools
Terrance Green, AADS

12/20/18

Psychology Today
Are concerns about screens much ado about nothing?
Art Markman, Psychology & HDO

Vice
Lower your already low expectations for Congress in 2019
Sean Theriault, Government

Washington Post
The technology 2020: Ron Wyden says Zuckerberg is ‘racking up the Pinocchios’
Nathan Jensen, Government

The New York Times
After Amazon contest, NY lawmakers want to block negotiations done in secret
Nathan Jensen, Government

Spectrum News
Repurposed ‘Beto for Senate’ signs may stick around for a 2020 run
James Henson, Texas Politics Project

12/21

The Free Weekly
Fifty shades of go away and remorse code
David Buss, Psychology

The Arkansas 100
Power of journaling
Jamie Pennebaker, Psychology

Dec. 14, 2018

12/8/18

TED Radio Hour
The art of charm
David Buss, Psychology

12/9/18

WTOC
Fox
The News Tribune
Amazon touted as big win for NY, but math is more complex
Nathan Jensen, Government

Everything Lubbock
State of Texas: How George H.W. Bush changed Texas politics
Jeremi Suri, History

12/11/18

Cambodia Daily
Changes in immigration rules ripple through Asian-American communities
Eric Tang, AADS and IUPRA

Houston Public Media
Embezzlement at a Houston church, Attorney General in Austin, mother sentenced for starving stepson, and more
Victoria Defrancesco Soto, Government

City Lab
Mayors should take a stand against future Amazon HQ2
Nathan Jensen, Government

Trib Talk
Ditch the tax breaks: better politics would attract companies to Texas
Nathan Jensen, Government

News Times
Big business is cashing in on the cannabis-fueled green rush
H.W. Brands, History

CBS
Three Austin City Council seats up for grabs in Tuesday’s runoff election
Josh Blank, Texas Politics Project

12/12/18

The Queen’s Gazette
New report asserts Amazon tax breaks could cost public education
Nathan Jensen, Government

NBC
How to be a better reader
Jessica Church-Lang, Psychology

News Max
Trump’s job approval rating at 46 percent
Daron Shaw, Government

Fox
39 percent of voters think President Trump will be re-elected
Daron Shaw, Government

The Hill
Is the Senate still the nation’s conscience?
Jeremi Suri, History

12/13/18

News Max
Christmas gift books for political junkies
H.W. Brands, History

D Magazine
Not a typo: To lure Amazon, DFW Airport had a plan to offer nearly $23 billion over 99 years
Nathan Jensen, Government

MSNBC’s “Why is This Happening?”
Documenting our real estate obsession with Giorgio Angelini: podcast & transcript
Angelini Giorgio, History alumnus

Newsweek
One-third of Donald Trump voters not definite they’d vote for him again in 2020, poll shows
Daron Shaw, Government

WRAL Tech Wire
Apple to build campus in Texas; NC not on expansion list
Nathan Jensen, Government

Vice
The Professor who made Beyonce’s ‘Lemonade’ a college course
Natasha Tinsley, AADS

Huffington Post
The true absurdity of the Amazon HQ2 bidding
Nathan Jensen, Government

2 Guys on Your Head
Honesty & happiness
Art Markman, Psychology & HDO

12/14/18

Wall Street Journal
Muslim GOP leader targeted by party activists in Texas
Denise Spellberg, History and Middle Eastern Studies

Washington Post
Laredo Morning Times
The great triumvirate of antebellum politics: Clay, Calhoun and Webster
H.W. Brands, History

Austin American-Statesman
Why Beto O’Rourke’s 254-county strategy flopped
Josh Blank, Texas Politics Project

Austin American-Statesman
In pursuit of new Austin campus, Apple took the un-Amazon path
Nathan Jensen, Government

Dec. 7, 2018

12/1/18

The Washington Free Beacon
Greatness in history
H.W. Brands, History

NPR
George H.W. Bush’s wartime experience shaped his approach to politics
Jeremi Suri, History

ABC
NPR
Houstonians paying their respects at the monument of George H.W. Bush
Sean Theriault, Government

12/2/18

The Daily Texan
Failed bills make comebacks ahead of 86th Texas legislative session
Josh Blank, Texas Politics Project

12/3/18

The New York Times
Victims of war, and now victims of the Trump administration
Eric Tang, AADS and IUPRA

Patch
2/3 of Texas low-income women don’t get preferred contraception
Texas Politics Project

Miami Herald
Star-Telegram
Supreme Court notebook: Justices employ signature phrases
Art Markman, Psychology and HDO

Hartford Business
Amazon HQ2 sites have been decided. Now the real work begins
Nathan Jensen, Government

Texas Monthly
Talk like a Texan: this one’s for all ya’ll
Lars Hinrichs, English

KPFA
High hopes and major challenges for Mexico’s new President; Plus: behind NAFTA 2.0, newly signed by US, Canada and Mexico
Eric Tang, AADS and IUPRA

The Daily Texan
State legislature or board led by Gov. Abbott can remove Confederate plaque in Capitol, Texas AG says
Josh Blank, Texas Politics Project

12/4/18

EurekAlert
Study shows low-income women in Texas are not getting contraception after childbirth
Texas Politics Project

Politico
Wisconsin GOP rushes to change laws, lock in health care strategy
Texas Politics Project

Science Daily
Spinal injury throws body clocks off schedule
Andrew Gaudet, Psychology

The Koz Week
The morning pages? – the rule that changed my life
Jamie Pennebaker, Psychology

12/5/18

USA Today
Wisconsin and Michigan power grabs: lame-duck lawmakers are threatening democracy itself
Joseph F. Cozza, Government PhD Candidate

San Antonio Current
Majority of low-income Texas women who just delivered a baby don’t get their preferred choice and contraception
Texas Politics Project

The Washington Post
Dallas Morning News
At George H.W. Bush’s funeral, a magisterial presidency meets one diminished by division
Jeremi Suri, History

CBS
Good
What is impostor syndrome? Michelle Obama says she has it, and “it doesn’t go away”
Kevin Cokely, AADS and IUPRA

The Atlantic
Start-ups aren’t cool anymore
Michael Sadler, Economics

12/6/18

The Wall Street Journal
The dark triad and the evolution of jerks
David Buss, Psychology

The Washington Post
The sub who stole Christmas? Teacher who debunked Santa to first-graders is dropped from district’s nice list.
Jaqueline Woolley, Psychology

The Washington Post
The sub who stole Christmas? Teacher who debunked Santa to first-graders is dropped from district’s nice list.
Jaqueline Woolley, Psychology

12/7/18

CNN
Pearl Harbor brought out the best in George Bush and others
H.W. Brands, History

The Daily Texan
As a first-generation student, Alamgir often feels out of place on campus. He’s not the only one.
Kevin Cokely, AADS and IUPRA