Dire Data: When Voters Begin to Act Like Politicians

Politicians like data. But trends are a different story — harder to confuse and more difficult to misapply, trends can spell out dire predictions for even the most data-toting politicians. And today’s trends reveal a most moribund frontier in congressional deal-making: the end of moderate politics. The Pew Research Center for the People and the…

Running in Heels

In Pennsylvania, during the spring of 2008, Hillary Clinton’s campaign faced a notable problem: white women.  While Clinton courted the demographic as a key component for what could be a critical primary victory, they just weren’t biting. Barack Obama was everywhere in the media, and though projections had put her safely ahead of the Senator,…

There’s Still a Swing in New Mexico’s Step

“You see homes in New Mexico where you have a crucifix and a picture of JFK on the wall, and now, President Clinton,” says New Mexico State Representative Brian Egolf (D-47). While the hangings on the walls might suggest that New Mexico has become a Democratic stronghold — so blue that Democratic presidents hang next…


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Dire Data: When Voters Begin to Act Like Politicians

Dire Data: When Voters Begin to Act Like Politicians

Politicians like data. But trends are a different story — harder to confuse and more difficult to misapply, trends can spell out dire predictions for even the most data-toting politicians. And today’s trends reveal a most moribund frontier in congressional deal-making: the end of moderate politics. The Pew Research Center for the People and the…

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There’s Still a Swing in New Mexico’s Step

There’s Still a Swing in New Mexico’s Step

“You see homes in New Mexico where you have a crucifix and a picture of JFK on the wall, and now, President Clinton,” says New Mexico State Representative Brian Egolf (D-47). While the hangings on the walls might suggest that New Mexico has become a Democratic stronghold — so blue that Democratic presidents hang next…

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World

As Turkey Votes, Erdogan Sees His Power Grow

As Turkey Votes, Erdogan Sees His Power Grow

In the past week of unseasonably wet weather, campaign posters like a plague of mushrooms have sprouted across Turkey, a country gearing up for its first direct presidential election on August 10. Almost overnight, Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s solemn, resolute face was plastered on nearly every billboard, installed in nearly every advertising column and…

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Why Breweries, Big Coal and Putin May Keep Fracking Out of Germany

Why Breweries, Big Coal and Putin May Keep Fracking Out of Germany

Following the Fukushima disaster in Japan, Germany ambitiously vowed to shut down all its nuclear capacity in favor of renewable energy sources. Germany has been expanding its renewable capacity for years. In 2000, Germany produced 4% of its energy through renewable energy sources. In 2013, renewables accounted for 23% of total energy production. This increase…

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Culture

Running in Heels

Running in Heels

In Pennsylvania, during the spring of 2008, Hillary Clinton’s campaign faced a notable problem: white women.  While Clinton courted the demographic as a key component for what could be a critical primary victory, they just weren’t biting. Barack Obama was everywhere in the media, and though projections had put her safely ahead of the Senator,…

read more

From the White House to Brown: Justice for Sexual Assault Survivors

From the White House to Brown: Justice for Sexual Assault Survivors

The White House has officially donned its white hat. The highly anticipated First Report of the White House Task Force to Protect Students from Sexual Assault was released yesterday. The interagency task force, which falls under the purview of the White House Council on Women and Girls, is fronted by Vice President Joe Biden, US…

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