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Vote postcards are creepy — and just wrong

By Stephen Carter, Bloomberg View November 06, 2014, 07:15 PM

Groups like America Votes may try to shame you with peer pressure, but don't forget that you have the right not to participate.

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The Talking Dead

By John Kass, Chicago Tribune • Tribune Content Agency November 06, 2014, 11:45 AM

Even in abject defeat the president remains depressingly inscrutable.

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Republicans, did you get our message?

By November 03, 2014, 06:00 PM

Minnesota’s independents will be watching for a middle-of-the-road course at the State Capitol.

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Republican victory! (Now what?)

By November 05, 2014, 06:00 PM

Commentators wonder what the GOP will do with its hard-won Congress.

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How being a good liberal made me a bad parent

By Darlena Cunha, Washington Post November 05, 2014, 11:37 AM

'Fairness' and 'democracy' may not be what kids really need, after all.

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Counterpoint: 4 ways to keep college accessible, affordable

By Steven Poskanzer November 04, 2014, 06:15 PM

We need thoughtful, interconnected solutions — not simplistic accusations.

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Counterpoint: 4 ways the U is addressing student debt

By Richard B. Beeson November 04, 2014, 06:15 PM

To blame it all on administrative bloat is simply misleading, and here's why.

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And now, the election news from America

By Joshua Keating, Slate November 04, 2014, 06:15 PM

Expensive and bitter, this 18th-century political model is full of idiosyncrasies.

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Politics 'by the numbers' is killing us

By DAVID BROOKS, New York Times November 04, 2014, 11:37 AM

Data-driven, marketing-style campaigns drain creativity and leadership from our public life.

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The case against midterm elections

By DAVID SCHANZER and JAY SULLIVAN November 03, 2014, 05:49 PM

Two-year House terms no longer make sense. Better that all elected federal officials be chosen in presidential-election years. Then throw in some term limits.

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