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Sick and tired of the usual, grueling day-to-day coverage of the US presidential election? Yeah, me too. Yet there are still 10 days to go until the watershed election day..  Besides the repetitive email scandals on one side and gross sexist, racist rambling on the other side, there are still challenging issues and fascinating stories. […]

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Shutting It Down

Now that the House GOP/the tea party actually did force a US government shutdown, Ezra Klein breaks it down again why this actually happened. There is a longer informative news report on NYTimes.com as well as a handy graphic sketching what parts of the government will be sent into furlough and who has to continue […]

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Restrictive voting laws in states across the country could affect up to five million voters from traditionally Democratic demographics in 2012, according to a new report by the Brennan Center. That’s a number larger than the margin of victory in two of the last three presidential elections. The new restrictions, the study found, “fall most […]

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To put it even more precisely, the Democrats agreed to agree with the Republicans. Make no mistake: the two parties did not meet halfway. One of them travelled all the way over to the other one’s house and knocked on the door. The Republicans barely made it down to the hall. From a Democratic or […]