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The Real Reason Some Of Us Need To Leave Our Phones Off The Hook During Dinner

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Ever hear the phrase “one voice, one vote?” Yeah, that’s a lie. Turns out our presidential elections are really decided by a few voters in a few states. It’s really a double whammy: If you don’t live in a “battleground state,” your vote doesn’t mean as much. And if you do, well, you’ll probably want […]

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Americans agree on several issues, but 1 is keeping us torn apart. Here are 4 key facts.

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The presidential race is underway, so we should expect to hear more about money in politics from the candidates. It is, after all, a factor that determines how politicians respond to all other issues and ultimately how people’s lives will be affected by the policy outcomes. Photo by Peter Stevens/Flickr. So far, it hasn’t come […]

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A Brilliant Plan To Give Billionaires Who Try To Buy U.S. Elections A Taste Of Their Own Medicine

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How bad has the money-in-#politics situation gotten? A new study by researchers at Princeton and Northwestern universities found that, and I’m quoting directly here: “When the preferences of economic elites and the stands of organized interest groups are controlled for, the preferences of the average American appear to have only a minuscule, near-zero, statistically non-significant […]

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I'm Gonna Help You Do A Thing That You've Maybe Never Done In Your Entire Life

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Maybe you’ve never voted. Maybe you vote in every election, even special elections. In many places, early voting has started. Even if you’ve never voted and feel unsure, I assure you: It’s easy to register and vote, and you (YES, YOU) are qualified to make these choices. You don’t have to start out knowing about […]

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FACT CHECK: Was There A Single True Statement Made During The First Presidential Debate?

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“As it turns out, winning a debate is surprisingly easy when a candidate decides he can say anything and expect to get away with it.” — Steve Benen Sources: Annie Lowrey, “Presidential Debate Fact-Check and Updates — 7:35pm.”  The New York Times, Oct. 3, 2012. FactCheck.org Quote  Lori Robertson and Eugene Kiely, “Romney’s Economic Exaggerations.”  […]

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