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My pals at 7Days2Vote have been putting out a really interesting, insightful series of interviews with US voters over the last week. The last one is coming out this evening (CET) and around noon (EST) You can find all (English language) interviews on youtube, facebook, and on their blog, which also includes more info on […]

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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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India’s Election: Farmers, Suicide, Protest, and Hate Speech

Sonora Jha calls attention to the protest by India’s formerly “most placid voter bloc: its farmers” during the current general election. In an op-ed published by the New York Times she writes: The protest is inflamed by rising attention to the shocking suicide rate on India’s hardscrabble farms. Since 1995, more than 290,000 farmers have […]

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Exit Polled Want to Exit Healthcare.

 I just don’t get why so many people want to abolish the Affordable Healthcare Act – Obamacare – according to exit polls just reported on CNN. I’ve tried, but I just don’t understand it. I think the reform of healthcare – especially getting rid of problems like the preexisting conditions opt-out for insurances – is […]

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Path to the White House

Buzzfeed has a pretty nifty guide to who wins how and when. The New York Times chart is a bit more complicated.  I’ll leave these tabs open til.. Obama wins Ohio, I guess hope? That way I might actually get some sleep.  Like 4 years ago, I can only recommend Talking Points Memo for thoughtful (liberal-leaning) […]

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Cuomo Signs Order Allowing Hurricane Victims To Vote Anywhere

stfuconservatives: Fantastic news, New Yorkers! You can vote at any polling place tomorrow. Cuomo Signs Order Allowing Hurricane Victims To Vote Anywhere