POLITICAL COMMENTARY: “‘Authoritarian Populism’ is on the Rise” / Secular Talk / Kyle Kulinski ☮

Donald Trump’s election victory, Brexit and the rise of former fringe parties like Ukip and France’s Front National are part of a political phenomenon that could define the next decade, according to new research.

POLITICAL COMMENTARY: “Maddow [Incorrectly] Blames Third Party Voters for Hillary’s Loss” / Secular Talk / Kyle Kulinski ☮

MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow said that third party voters not only “don’t care who becomes president,” but that they cost Hillary Clinton the White House. But the numbers simply don’t add up, and Maddow is angry at the wrong group of people.

PTSD: “Art Can Heal PTSD’s Invisible Wounds / TED Talks / Melissa Walker ☮

Trauma silences its victims, says creative arts therapist Melissa Walker, but art can help those suffering from the psychological wounds of war begin to open up and heal. In this inspiring talk, Walker describes how mask-making, in particular, allows afflicted servicemen and women reveal what haunts them — and, finally, start to let it go.

POLITICAL COMMENTARY: “POLL: Trump Voters Want the 1950s Back” / Secular Talk / Kyle Kulinski ☮

Americans are close to evenly split on whether the U.S. has gotten better or worse in the past 60 years, according to a new survey from the nonprofit organization PRRI.

Fifty-one percent say that American culture and way of life have worsened since the 1950s, while 48 percent say they have changed for the better.

Read more: The Huffington Post